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what should I wear under a black v neck sweater?

post #1 of 12
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Hey there Going out to town tonight. Got a new black v neck sweater but having trouble deciding what to wear underneath! I'm tossing up between A plain white t shirt or A plain, Olive Green Business Shirt I think the business shirt looks better but what do you guys think? Trying to go for an italian style look here... Formal yet casual.. Suggestions?
post #2 of 12
black collared shirt
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by jsherman02 View Post
black collared shirt

Two different tones of black = likely to mismatch = likely not to look good.
Black sweater + olive green = cold colour + warm colour = not likely to look good.

Best would be imho a chocolate brown sweater with the olive green shirt... or a beige v-neck. I think that black clothing in general rarely looks good since it doesn't harmonize with most complexions.
But since the sweater is not to be discussed I'd say go with the white tee.
post #4 of 12
White button-up shirt. Freshly ironed, and the crisper the better.
post #5 of 12
Olive green under black? That can't possibly turn out well. Go with the white shirt. Then go buy some non-black sweaters so you don't have this problem later.
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by fatjoez View Post
Hey there

Going out to town tonight. Got a new black v neck sweater but having trouble deciding what to wear underneath!

I'm tossing up between

A plain white t shirt
or
A plain, Olive Green Business Shirt

I think the business shirt looks better but what do you guys think?

Trying to go for an italian style look here... Formal yet casual..

Suggestions?



Of your two options, I would pick the dress shirt. I like the button down and/or shirt/tie under sweater look, myself.
post #7 of 12
Oops, I thought the white shirt was a shirt shirt, not a T-shirt. Huh. Then I don't like either of your options.
post #8 of 12
I'm amazed that people think that black clashes with olive green. It doesn't.
post #9 of 12
I didnt think it did either, but there are plenty of rules of style that I dont know. Or follow.
post #10 of 12
I dislike white t's under dark sweaters and I have no idea why you'd wear olive green.

Get a dark navy tshirt or a bright color that pops.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by letmebefell View Post
White button-up shirt. Freshly ironed, and the crisper the better.

I agree. I don't think t-shirt under a V-neck sweater would look right no matter what colour you're weating. You could also go with a nice light blue.
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC View Post
I dislike white t's under dark sweaters and I have no idea why you'd wear olive green.

Get a dark navy tshirt or a bright color that pops.

I like this idea. Just make sure the t-shirt isn't a 3 year-old rag from the Gap that has been washed 100 times. Or one of those 3-pack cheapos. Those are only good when you don't see them.

Also olive green could work, depending on your skin tone, and if there was a pattern in it.
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