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post #27436 of 37395
If you don't want your shirts to wrinkle, choose a nice quality 100% cotton twill or so. But no synthetics, unless you want to smell like a french cheese.
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Anybody have an automatic objection to white shirts with sport coats? I think that there are those out there who say that a white shirt is only for suits on account of formality.

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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post

Anybody have an automatic objection to white shirts with sport coats? I think that there are those out there who say that a white shirt is only for suits on account of formality.

Not all white shirts are formal. Poplin with spread collar, yes. Oxford BD not so much.
Of course, it also depends on the SC
post #27439 of 37395
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Anybody have an automatic objection to white shirts with sport coats? I think that there are those out there who say that a white shirt is only for suits on account of formality.

If we're talking about a white spread collar shirt in broadcloth or a formal fabric, then I'd say that they should only be worn with suits or possibly a navy blazer and grey trousers. I can't think of many other places where they'd look good. If we're including more casual oxford cloth shirts (especially OCBD) or linen shirts (especially BD again), then a white shirt can work in additional settings. Especially during the summer, a white shirt is one of the better things to wear with lighter blue odd jackets that might not provide enough contrast with blue shirts.
post #27440 of 37395
What Eliod says. I think they work well in low contrast summer fits (being tan helps) or with a blazer, grey trew

Edit: I see Sugarbutch is of a similar mind.
post #27441 of 37395
My white Poplin/broadcloth shirts gets no use. I bought into the sea island cotton gimmick but I always go back to royal oxfords or soft twill.
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I recently went to the Kamakura store in NYC. Very good prices for decent shirts. Their shirts have variability in sizing so one Tokyo slim fit may not fit the same as another Tokyo slim fit.
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Anybody have an automatic objection to white shirts with sport coats? I think that there are those out there who say that a white shirt is only for suits on account of formality.

 

Recent discussion in the Grad Lounge post #1758

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Anybody have an automatic objection to white shirts with sport coats? I think that there are those out there who say that a white shirt is only for suits on account of formality.

I read somewhere that in the early to mid 20th century, white shirts were worn by the rich as they were the ones who could afford to have them washed. That being said, when I think of white shirts I think of suits and I think of formal. 

 

I agree with EliodA but I cannot say it would be a preferred look. 

Also, I could totally relate 1995 in this video. https://youtu.be/DaSkMWVlFUU
Edited by The Noodles - 7/11/15 at 12:14pm
post #27445 of 37395
Most of my shirts are Kamakura. They changed the pattern on their ocbd's last year and they're too small for be in the Tokyo Slim, other shirts fit well.
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For a guy with slightly shorter arms for my yoke/shoulders, Tokyo Slim is a godsend.  Just got my first couple of Kamakura's two weeks ago and I can't imagine I'll have the need for another brand of shirt.  

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Has anyone heard of a brand of ties called Difou that's from South Korea? I ran across them on eBay (they're also on Amazon) and quite liked some of their ties and they're fairly cheap. Here are a few that I liked:
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Just came across the brand on ebay.

Considering these



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Apropos the discussion of stripe/block stripe ties in the good taste thread, saw this tie on ebay and was immediately reminded of some of braddock's block stripe combos. Tought it might look great in a summery low contrast context. I'd grab it, but I don't have any suits/SCs that it would go with. Picturing a tan linen suit, or a light green SC, pink striped shirt maybe.

 

Just thought I'd give a heads up. No affiliation with the seller.

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Noodlers, I'm not sure if this is the right thread for this question but here it is. I took a Suitsupply suit to my tailor to have it fitted. The alterations are as follows: pinning the back, getting rid of slight collar roll, tapering the sleeves, shortening the trousers and adding 2" cuffs, and adding suspender buttons. For that he's going to charge me $350. And he said it would be an additional $75-$100 to remove the belt loops.

 

All this sound a bit expensive to me. Am I wrong to think that?

post #27450 of 37395
75 to remove belt loops is idiotic.

I'd expect the other prices to cost ~ 150 or so at my normal tailor. Shouldn't be 350
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