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what do you think of off white or cream shirts?

post #1 of 19
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I don't think they're very popular, at least where I am anyway. what do you all think of them? why are they less conservative than cool or blue tinted white shirts?
post #2 of 19
I love that color, and I do not see why they would be less conservative.
post #3 of 19
Love them. Go so much better with brown and maroon.
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To clarify, I meant a maroon tie. Although I do have a suit with a maroon lining. The back of the vest is quite striking.
post #6 of 19
Just be careful with the exact shade. I tried it once, and it looked dingy and depressing. Bad choice of cloth, and the shirtmaker didn't step in to offer alternatives.
post #7 of 19
I'm with Cordia...you have to be careful it doesn't come out looking dingy, especially in color pictures. Off-white provides less contrast than white. I'd only wear it if it was appropriate for my skintone.
post #8 of 19
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I don't think they're very popular, at least where I am anyway. what do you all think of them? why are they less conservative than cool or blue tinted white shirts?
I love off white shirts. They are more beautiful than a normal white color. I've just got a really nice one, tailormade by Barba in Sea Island cotton. Where do you live anyway, I have the feeling offwhite is more popular here than just plain white.
post #9 of 19
I'm a fan as well, depending on how creamy the color is. Too yellow is bad, but a bit adds a real richness. White can often be too antiseptic.
post #10 of 19
White shirts look great, but sometimes they can be a bit harsh and can drain color from the face. A cream shirt is softer.
post #11 of 19
I have (I am reluctant to admit) a color for men book lying around. Its advice: unless you have high contrast skin tones, wear white only at night. For the rest of us, cream is said to be more flattering during the day. Will
post #12 of 19
And cream/ecru/off white is recommended for television over white...
post #13 of 19
Oh, dahling, I simply LUV a good Ecru. Awesome with browns and simply fabulous with black. Concordia
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Bad choice of cloth, and the shirtmaker didn't step in to offer alternatives.
Bad, Bad Shirtmaker. If the shirtmaker offered it to you and it was bad, s/he was trying to get rid of it. Return the favor. Get rid of the shitmaker. Any good shirtmaker should be able to offer you at least 5-6 different shades of off-white, ivory, ecru, lite tan, oyster, winter white, or whatever the fashion mavens are calling it that year. Best option is to take swatches and compare with suits & skin color at home.
post #14 of 19
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Return the favor. Get rid of the shitmaker.  
Freudian Slip? (I supect so...)
post #15 of 19
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And cream/ecru/off white is recommended for television over white...
can you give any details on this? my own take on off white shirts is that i like them on other people but not on me. my skin tone doesn't go well with them.
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