I've always liked contrasting collar/cuff if worn with a good tie and subtle color/pattern. It can look stylish if done right. It can look good with a thinly striped gray (for a light gray effect), or a light blue or yellow, even pink, I generally prefer lighter colored stripe patterns for the shirt. I think the solids look tacky if the color is too bold, and I've rarely seen one where the tie matches well. I think the contrast between the collar and shirt is just too strong and overwhelms the jacket and tie, creating a kind of "screaming madness" effect - not sure how else to describe it. Kind of like that tie on page 1. Horrible. I mean, who would wear such a monstrosity? As for Heffner, has his style ever been relevant to people with jobs? I definitely would not wear a silk robe to work. I can see him with a bold red w/ contrasting collar, but he is all about leisure (playboy), so that doesn't mean it would work on me.
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2/18/05 at 6:27pm