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Black Shirt?!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by limelight88, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. limelight88

    limelight88 Member

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    I am planing to buy a black shirt I use to wear black alot in late 90s but then I stopped since I am italian and it makes my skin look a little dark. Anyways I have decided to buy a black shirt I live in Canada now. I never buy anytype of clothing on line which means my options are limited. Anyways I want to spend at max $400. I tried couple of shirts last week I didn;t have time to make my decision. I tried a Prada shirt for @290 which is gonna be around 340 with tax and everything. I want a slim fit shirt. Which designer you guys think I must try?

    PS: I hope it is not a stupid thread since Black shirts are once again fashionable.
     
  2. Executive

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    if u have the money, ralph lauren (purple or black label)
     
  3. limelight88

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    haha this was fast , money is not a problem but I think it doesn;t make sense to spend more tan $400 on a shirt. Also I spent a lot last season I want to limit myself.
     
  4. limelight88

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    if u have the money, ralph lauren (purple or black label)

    BTW for some reason I am not really attracted to Ralph Lauren can not remember the last time I wore anything by Ralph Lauren. Well do they make nice shirts?
     
  5. Executive

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    I nearly came feeling their $90 shirts.

    Purple Label/Black Label=high-quality stuff.

    Also, try Thomas Pink.
     
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    I nearly came feeling their $90 shirts.

    Really? [​IMG]
     
  7. limelight88

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    I nearly came feeling their $90 shirts.

    Purple Label/Black Label=high-quality stuff.

    Also, try Thomas Pink.


    Thomas Pink ! I heard about it while ago is it like Ted Baker?!
     
  8. Sander

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    I am planing to buy a black shirt I use to wear black alot in late 90s but then I stopped since I am italian and it makes my skin look a little dark. Anyways I have decided to buy a black shirt I live in Canada now. I never buy anytype of clothing on line which means my options are limited. Anyways I want to spend at max $400. I tried couple of shirts last week I didn;t have time to make my decision. I tried a Prada shirt for @290 which is gonna be around 340 with tax and everything. I want a slim fit shirt. Which designer you guys think I must try?

    PS: I hope it is not a stupid thread since Black shirts are once again fashionable.


    First, I don't think that many here will approve of a black shirt...

    Well anyway, at your pricepoint, what about mtm/bespoke?
     
  9. FidelCashflow

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    First, I don't think that many here will approve of a black shirt...

    Well anyway, at your pricepoint, what about mtm/bespoke?


    Just wander into any high-end menswear store, look through fabrics and tell them what you want. custom made is going to be better quality than anything prada has anyways.
     
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    PS: I hope it is not a stupid thread since Black shirts are once again fashionable.

    SF will be the judge of that.
     
  11. academe

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    Thomas Pink ! I heard about it while ago is it like Ted Baker?!
    Thomas Pink make better quality shirts than Ted Baker. Not as "trendy" or fashionable, but finer cotton, and a wider range of collar and cuff options. I have a Martin Margiela black shirt that I really like; I would recommend Margiela clothing highly.
     
  12. Tomasso

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    FYI, black shirts can't be laundered (commercially) without acquiring an unsightly shine about the collar and cuffs. They really need to be hand pressed, using a press cloth; mind you they still end up looking like crap. [​IMG]
     
  13. rnoldh

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    Some guys can pull off the black shirt look.

    Here's an Italian version:

    [​IMG]
     
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    They really need to be hand pressed, using a press cloth; mind you they still end up looking like crap.
    I don't think so.
     
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    FYI, black shirts can't be laundered (commercially) without acquiring an unsightly shine about the collar and cuffs. They really need to be hand pressed, using a press cloth; mind you they still end up looking like crap. [​IMG]

    I don't think so.


    I iron my only black shirt inside out, and it's held up fairly well. I do agree with Tomasso that regardless of the amount of care, they'll always look more worn than light colors.
     
  16. emmanuel

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    is there a fashion rule against black shirts? how rediculous! out of all of the fashion rules that are subject to being broken (all of them) that by far is the easiest and most tempting to break.
     
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    Some rules are made to be broken. Then again, so are some fingers. [​IMG]
     
  18. Film Noir Buff

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    Unless you work at or own an ultra hip multi media or tech company or are in high fashion, this is a bad shirt for the office. Itll look sketchy. I think for casual in a city when youre going to hotter bars/lounges/restaurants/parties they can work well.

    Crepe de chine silk will keep its black color longer than cotton but this is not as much of an issue now that the black on black look is retired for now and people generally are wearing black shirts under other color suits and jackets.

    The problem with a black shirt under a black jacket is that unless the shirt is a midnight black, the resulting contrast looks cheap and plastic.
     
  19. limelight88

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    First, I don't think that many here will approve of a black shirt...

    Well anyway, at your pricepoint, what about mtm/bespoke?


    Well I dunt know any decent MTM in Toronto . Also in most cases u must order half a dozen or smth and the last thing I need is half a dozen shirts. However, if u know any in Toronto I will be more than happy to visit . Due to my work I won;t be able to travel anywhere in next two month.
    Also I am not planing to wear a black shirt at work ..
    wat else?! I personally like Ted Baker they make nice shirts I got about 4 Ted Baker Shirts last year I like them all.

    http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/32299...5A1E4F32AD3138
    http://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/image...101b6fa7b.jpeg
    I think it is fair to say that many people are wearing black nowdays
     
  20. riverrun

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    I wear a black tennis shirt sometimes. I think a black linen shirt could be good casually, with khakis or some other light-colored pants, but haven't tried it. For the amateur casual dresser this might go wrong very wrong, but I think someone with an advanced degree in casual Ã[​IMG]lan (el guapo, etc.) wouldn't have difficulty making it look good.

    But it's hard to believe a black "˜dress shirt' could ever be a good choice. I may not be as opposed to it in theory as some, but in practice is there ever a time a shirt that's blue, white, or one of the many combinations thereof doesn't look better than anything else you could wear? If so, only rarely and it's probably not black.
     

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