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Black shirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Musketer, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Musketer

    Musketer Well-Known Member

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    Are black shirts ever acceptable to wear any type of suit (except the black-black combination for special events) for work?
     
  2. dsmolken

    dsmolken Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the line of work.

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    It's acceptable if you are an artist. If you're a musician or Eastern European mobster it's occasionally required. I'm not sure about other fields.
     
  3. Zenny

    Zenny Well-Known Member

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    Sure, if you belong to the Yakuza.
     
  4. washanddry

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    I would say no because black to black does not really fit together with shirts and vest. But it depends too like the one you mentioned about dress for work
     
  5. forsbergacct2000

    forsbergacct2000 Well-Known Member

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    I know it's not popular on these boards, but I like a black shirt once in awhile either with tie or sport coat and tie. I would not wear these to an important meeting or anything, but I like the look. Most people on these boards don't, though.
     
  6. vitaminc

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    Are black shirts ever acceptable to wear any type of suit (except the black-black combination for special events) for work?

    Black shirt with ties is the bank teller's uniform in California. Sometimes they even pair black shirt with gray suits. Perfect color combination for retarded city college drop outs.

    The only time I would wear a black shirt is for the Yakuza look. All black with different textures, or black shirts with white suit and tie. But then that's not for work...
     
  7. RedLetterDay

    RedLetterDay Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I'd ever wear a black shirt with a suit.
     
  8. acidboy

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    only if I'm Joe Pesci
     
  9. mkarim

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    I don't think I'd ever wear a black shirt with a suit.

    With a suit, no, but it would go well with a grey blazer and dressy jeans for a casual look.
     
  10. StylingUK

    StylingUK Well-Known Member

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    Whoever snapped that mofia picture sure have guts [​IMG]
     
  11. bbaquiran

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    I'm guessing they're bouncers.

    Friend of my fiancee runs an company of bouncers and security personnel. They all look like that.
     
  12. mack11211

    mack11211 Well-Known Member

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    Aren't they all professional pigeon-fanciers?
     
  13. Thurston

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    I don't even know what you mean by "the black-black combination for special events". A black dress shirt is never acceptable.
     
  14. JayJay

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    I'm not a fan of black dress shirts.
     
  15. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Well-Known Member

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    I have a black dress shirt I bought a few years ago in college. Wore it one night out to a club. It has sat in my closet since....should probably bring it over to an SA soon.

    I see some guys wear black dress shirts here at the office and it's a pretty horrendus look. Especially when they think they stand out in a good way with their Kenneth Cole square toes, black "polyraynylon" or whatever pants, and a black tie with red stripes....

    I know we have an orientation which goes over the "dress to success" aspect very briefly, but my god some of these people need help ASAP.
     
  16. Flambeur

    Flambeur Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing they're bouncers. Friend of my fiancee runs an company of bouncers and security personnel. They all look like that.
    No, they are gangsters. The shoes are too nice, some are too old, etc. I would guess Eastern Europe, the Balkans some former USSR republic, probably around the Black Sea region, Caucasus, etc. They look a little provincial. I would also guess the picture is taken within the past 5 years or so.
     
  17. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Well-Known Member

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    A black dress shirt is never acceptable.


    Balloney- what you really mean is you can't pull it off... (nor can I, nor most others...) but some do very well by it:

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  18. Kas

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    He's an older guy trying to look younger - with success. That doesn't mean everyone can pull that off. Moreoever, what tie can he really wear with this one? I can't think of any.
     
  19. Chigu

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    So then why do people make black dress shirts???

    It depends on the person, you can definitely pull it off with a grey suit. If you're young and go to a wedding reception you can wear the all black on black, with a really funky tie. I don't recommend that black on black for business though.

    If a black shirt was REALLY that bad, they wouldn't sell em...
     
  20. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Well-Known Member

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    That doesn't mean everyone can pull that off.

    I believe I just said that.

    My point is- this is style we're talking about, there are no absolutes... so to say "never" is silly.
     

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