Is there a recommended book(s) for classic menswear/style/grooming/rules/etc.?
I'm picking up a lot everyday on here but there seem to be some basic knowledge/rules I'm lacking. TIA!
Grey, as previously suggested, or camel. Both will also go with a navy blazer nicely. What are the details of the jacket? If it is single breasted, and has peak lapels, and horn/plastic buttons, add a waistcoat and striped grey pants, a white or Winchester shirt, and you have yourself a stroller.
Thanks all for the input!
I will try khaki and maybe also a gray pant for sure! Did some browsing in some stores today and maybe olive also will work for this but I´m not sure.
Maybe I'm not seeing it, maybe I'm wrong, maybe there is someone out there who can put up a great fit, but a grey OCBD just seems to go against everything an OCBD should be.
I would put order of acquisition as White, Light Blue, Pink, Medium Blue, Yellow, Light Green, Striped (blue or burgundy on white), Tartan.
I think I own two grey shirts, out of 500ish. One is a button down collar, but not an oxford that my dad got me as a monogrammed gift, the other is a Brooks Brothers semi-spread with super fine, close together gray stripes so it looks solid gray from 10 paces. I don't think I have ever worn either.
The problem I think is that anything that would look good with a gray shirt, would look good with gray trousers, and you don't want to match them.
*** Disclaimer *** I am heavily Northeast prep influenced, and OCBDs hold a special place in my heart, so I am heavily biased. I'm not sure many people look good in light gray shirts, I tend to think of kids that work in cell-phone stores who wear black pants, and a gray shirt three sizes too big with their spikey hair and square toed clunky shoes.
I am now the proud owner of a beautiful (beautiful to me, even if every woman and half the men I ever meet will call it an eyesore) blackwatch tartan sport coat. It is a fine wool weave, like a blazer not chunky like a field weight one (apologies for lay terms, I really need to learn more about textiles).
Of course I will wear it with jeans, and I think it would look great with a dark charcoal trouser around the holidays but I am really struggling to visualize many shirt/tie/trouser combinations.
Thanks in advance,
I love polo collars. I tend to wear mine unbuttoned but with a tie when I go to work. I can't be arsed to button them every time.
I took a bit of a risk today with what I wore to work in terms of shirt/tie combo. It's not the best picture, but I'll post one. Unfortunately, I think this shirt's a little small. I picked it up for free at some point from someone who didn't want it so I'll wear it out when I'm going to a dive bar or something so it'll get destroyed that way, or give it to a smaller coworker after I wash it.