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It's Saturday guys!
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

@Academic2
My own personal principle is that shirts really should always be a ground and indeed, the background. To effectively serve as such, one must contribute without being obtrusive; one must provide support without taking center stage. This is why light solids (white/blue/ecru/pink) function so well and why symmetrical stripes can do so as well. Once stripes are asymmetrical, they begin to obtrude, and when they are multi-colored, then they should be worn in more casual settings where the shirt plays a more central role. 

I tend to agree. I've nothing against wider symmetrical stripes for more casual fits, but they've never been something I feel compelled to own either. Maybe one day I'll build up a nice collection of oxford cloth shirts (but not with button down collars).

In your above examples, I tend to think that the wider symmetrical stripe makes the lack of contrast between shirt and tie more glaring than it would be otherwise. A bit more contrast would still be good even with a narrower stripe, but the wider one exacerbates the issue IMO.
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That one's pretty nice.
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This caught my attention

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I often want to wear white shirts with my blue jackets and gray pants, but it just doesn't work with my skin tone and I end up with something striped.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I often want to wear white shirts with my blue jackets and gray pants, but it just doesn't work with my skin tone and I end up with something striped.

You have to present it. I just don't think a white shirt will present an issue with any skin tone. It's too neutral...
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I often want to wear white shirts with my blue jackets and gray pants, but it just doesn't work with my skin tone and I end up with something striped.

You have to present it. I just don't think a white shirt will present an issue with any skin tone. It's too neutral...

 

I agree that it should work for the reason you mention, but I also think white works better for some skin tones than others. 

 

For example, some time ago over on WAYWRN someone, I’m pretty sure it was @sugarbutch, suggested that white shirts are more dramatic the darker the skin of the wearer, an impression I share.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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That's a fair summary. Clags, I'm sure you would look fine in a white shirt, but obviously if you don't feel good wearing it...
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Jesus that tie is so loud I'm getting tinnitus just looking at it. 

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Jesus that tie is so loud I'm getting tinnitus just looking at it. 

Sweet first post but which tie are you talking about?
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Oh gosh I didn't even realize how long ago that post was made, it's on page 2 or 3 of this thread.
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Thread Starter 

I will just leave this here. From The Sting. Worth watching for lots of great tailoring, which is apparent even in this shot. Newman, no doubt, had some say on his 'costumes'.

 

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Agreed on the nice tailoring in The Sting. The fabrics, colors, and pattern combinations also give good food for thought, as they do on Newman's suit there. Reminds us that there is a middle ground between early 1960s modernist severity--like in Kulata's pic above--and today's Pitti Uomo peacockery. I like how the tie's black ground and the aqua-gray color inside its medallions complement the tones in the suit. The ensemble is neither bold nor severe, but casually elegant.
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