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Top 4 Dress Shirts To Own

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jakeyt, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. mpe50

    mpe50 New Member

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    I think they would have to be 2 solid white and 2 solid blue. Always appropriate and stylish. Just choose collar and cuff style you prefer.

    I am really a fan of the pink shirt, and love wearing one when I can. I think it isn't essential because being able to wear one depends greatly on what you do in my opinion. If you're in sales or a job where people rely on your expertise and authority...I'm not always sure pink is the way to go.
     
  2. BLU8

    BLU8 Well-Known Member

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    1. white with barrel cuffs
    2. white with French cuffs
    3. light blue with either barrel or French cuffs (or both)
    4. white with blue or dark grey pinstripes

    Ideally (for me, anyways), the shirts would all have a spread or Regent collar & no chest pocket.
     
  3. latindandy

    latindandy Well-Known Member

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    1. White
    2. Light Blue
    3. Light Blue
    4. Light Blue


    Totally agree with Eustace.
     
  4. idfnl

    idfnl Well-Known Member

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    There are only 2.

    White
    Light blue

    Once you have that, anything goes.
     
  5. Viktri

    Viktri Well-Known Member

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    1. White
    2. Light Blue
    3. Light Blue
    4. Light Blue


    1+
     
  6. walds11

    walds11 Well-Known Member

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    That's what I have in my closet. I have about 8 white and 4 light blue dress shirts. I have a darker blue as well.

    There are only 2.

    White
    Light blue

    Once you have that, anything goes.
     
  7. ThatGuy

    ThatGuy Well-Known Member

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    Pink shirts are overdone. Get over them... back in the gay list!

    For me:

    1. White shirt
    2. White shirt
    3. Blue shirt
    4. Striped blue shirt

    No nancy boy french cuffs here too.

    Pink shirt, french cuff = Australian/ English Metro
     
  8. ThatGuy

    ThatGuy Well-Known Member

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    How on earth could one live with a 4 shirt rotation? I have 50+ shirts and often feel as though I have a limited selection. I do find it odd that I have one black shirt that has not been worn more than three times in a few years, most likely will stay in such a place and will never be bought again.

    Hoarders is a great show
     
  9. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Well-Known Member

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    White
    French Blue
    Cornflower Blue Mini Gingham check
    Sky Blue

    All barrel double button cuff.
     
  10. 951socal

    951socal Well-Known Member

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    don't know, i like owning many in many types of textures and colors mostly cool and neutral colors
     
  11. Pendulum

    Pendulum Well-Known Member

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    White & Light blue, at least for the first 8 or so shirts.
     
  12. Lucifer

    Lucifer Well-Known Member

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    1) White shirt
    2) light blue shirt
    3) blue/white striped shirt.
    4) black! (just kidding, yellow gingham).
     
  13. Geoff Gander

    Geoff Gander Well-Known Member

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    1. White
    2. Sky/light blue (plain weave)
    3. Light pink or mauve (plain weave)
    4. White-based pinstripe shirt (stripes would preferably be navy or mid-blue, but dark purple ok)

    Any of these would go well with navy or charcoal suits, French cuff preferred.
     
  14. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Well-Known Member

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    How does black make the list? Are there that many waiters in the world?

    As for my list:
    White
    Pale Blue
    Pencil Stripe (white and gray)
    Blue Gingham
     
  15. Platform

    Platform Active Member

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    White Shirt
    Light Blue Shirt
    White Shirt
    Light Blue Shirt

    Black Shirt gets thrown in there when going out. But I agree, bourbonbasted, it shouldn't fall in the top four.
     
  16. Wongtouski

    Wongtouski Well-Known Member

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    White
    Blue
    Pink
    Purple (maybe), Probably add another White one here.

    French cuffs on all as I just started working for a British company.
     
  17. ginlimetonic

    ginlimetonic Well-Known Member

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    So Maxim and Askmen.com have a list of the top 5 dress shirts to own.

    Maxim writes to own
    1. A white dress shirt
    2. A light blue dress shirt
    3. A pink/lavender dress shirt
    4. A black and white checkered dress shirt

    Askmen.com writes to own a
    1. A white Zegna dress shirt
    2. Light Blue Armani Collezioni dress shirt
    3. A Baker grey shirt and
    4. A Gucci black shirt

    Your thoughts?

    Personally, I think a white, sky blue, blue on white striped shirt, and some derivative thereof are shirts to own.

    Feel free to chime in [​IMG]


    Personally I think both Maxim and askmen are sh1tty agenda driven providing sh1tty advice.
     
  18. A.J.V

    A.J.V Well-Known Member

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    1) white (french cuffs)
    2) light blue (barrel cuffs)
    3) light blue (barrel cuffs)
    4) pink (barrel cuffs)
     
  19. lemengold

    lemengold New Member

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    My favorites are white, light pink and light blue.
     
  20. NiFTY

    NiFTY Well-Known Member

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    1. White
    2. Light Blue
    3. Light Blue
    4. Light Blue


    this
     

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