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White dress shirts with colored buttons or colored button threads?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by biopower, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. biopower

    biopower New Member

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    I just did a search and couldn't find anything addressing this:

    Has anyone tried getting a plain white shirt and mixing it up with, say, red buttons across the front, collars (on button-downs), and sleeves? Let's say: plain white shirt with red buttons and white thread, or white shirt with navy buttons? I cannot find pictures of this online and wonder how it would look. Perhaps there is a good reason I have never seen or heard about this--it may look awful. I'd be interested in the thoughts of the community on this idea. I was thinking of buying these, say (http://www.ebay.com/itm/200pcs-Roun...ltDomain_0&hash=item5889b0636a#ht_2537wt_1365) and taking a shirt down to the local seamstress to have them refit a plain white shirt with a stack of, say, red or pink buttons. Thoughts?
     
  2. musicguy

    musicguy Well-Known Member

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    Only other color buttons I would ever get on a white shirt is black. You can do what you want though.
     
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  3. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Well-Known Member

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    oysters dont come in blue, or red
     
  4. Blackhood

    Blackhood Well-Known Member

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    On a casual shirt they look a little ... cowboy.

    On a formal shirt the buttons are covered by the tie, so you're better off weaving your name into your underpants for all the good it will do.
     
  5. joeman

    joeman Well-Known Member

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    maybe they can dye those.
     
  6. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Well-Known Member

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    Is this Wright again?
     

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