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post #17371 of 37396
Pink and lilac definitely have a place in a 10 shirt rotation if you like those colors, but they are not what I would call essential. You could definitely have a pretty well-rounded wardrobe with 2 white shirts, 6 blue (4 solid or end-on-end; 2 striped), 1 pink and 1 lilac.

I have nothing against light brown stripes, but I wouldn't put them in over pink and lilac in a 10 shirt wardrobe unless you prefer them yourself. You could replace a pink or lilac shirt mentioned above with light brown stripes with no issue, though.

Of course, you could also be extremely well dressed with something like 2 white shirts, 6 blue solid or end-on-end shirts and 2 blue striped shirts. Anything beyond white and blue is more for variety and because you like it more than being essential or necessary.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I'd say one light brown stripe in the first ten. But everything else light blue, basic light blue patterns, and white.
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

No to plaids, no to lilacs. But personally I'd have a pink shirt in my top 10.

I considered both of those, but in the end I felt that they were not top 10 material. Maybe 15-20. Ymmv.
post #17373 of 37396

I'm interested in making all my future shirt convertible cuffs now =P

 

I imagine your first 10 shirts depend entirely on what other clothes you have... my first shirts were mostly poor choices in dark solid clubbing type shirts that I never wear. Oh well.

post #17374 of 37396
Don't do it with the convertible cuffs Iso. They are neither fish nor fowl IMO.
post #17375 of 37396
Here are some of mine...others are dirty. Most of them get worn and a couple need to get tossed...lots of casual shirts too. I think I see 10 white, blue, and blue stripes in there. There is definitely more of those types ready for the wash too.

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^ Interesting, you seem to have more variety than I do:

 

post #17377 of 37396
Okay - I thought I would put a photo of all my shirts to see what you all think - which ones are keepers and which are throwers?






Edited to say that these are my best thirty - there's another thirty in the garage that even I consider revolting!
post #17378 of 37396
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

^ Interesting, you seem to have more variety than I do:

That's because a lot of those are worn casually without a jacket. I don't wear a jacket or suit but once a week, if that.

Jfrater, I would wear less than half of those with a jacket and tie. Not because the others are bad shirts, but because they should be worn casually.
post #17379 of 37396
Thread Starter 
Please note that he numbered the hangers.

This is how you Noodle.

(also note that the original Noodles, rather than Noodle properly, had picnic attacks and threatened to quilt, much to the merriment of all)
post #17380 of 37396

@jfrater, from the first pic I'd ditch 9 (don't like the texture) and 10. The shirts in the other pics, I can only imagine them in casual fits. With the possible exception of #21.

You really need some solid shirts, especially white. But then again, you probably knew that already.

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@jfrater
, from the first pic I'd ditch 9 (don't like the texture) and 10. The shirts in the other pics, I can only imagine them in casual fits. With the possible exception of #21.
You really need some solid shirts, especially white. But then again, you probably knew that already.

I have one solid white (with french cuffs - bleurgh) and one solid blue. Believe me - they are on the "to buy" list.

When you say that the rest are casual - do you mean to be worn with odd jackets and ties, or with something else entirely? I wear ties every day.
post #17382 of 37396
I wouldn't wear the rest with ties, which I believe is what Elio meant as well.
post #17383 of 37396
For suits/jackets: 1-9, then 24, 26, 27 on infrequent occasion
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I have one solid white (with french cuffs - bleurgh) and one solid blue. Believe me - they are on the "to buy" list.

When you say that the rest are casual - do you mean to be worn with odd jackets and ties, or with something else entirely? I wear ties every day.

 

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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

I wouldn't wear the rest with ties, which I believe is what Elio meant as well.

 

Indeed, I meant I'd wear them without tie.

post #17385 of 37396

That's a lot of shirts, JFrater, and I'd say that the first eight are quite wearable with jackets/ties.  Of the other racks, #20 and #26 also look pretty good.  I like a lot of the others, but if you're going to pair jackets with gingham, I think they look great with no tie and jeans.  This is not a combination I wear often, but those more comfortable straddling the conservative/casual line pull this look off quite successfully. 

 

I just did laundry, so with one exception, here is my entire shirt rotation.  I wear all but the second-from-right and the blue small PoW check with ties. 

 

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