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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. logiclusion

    logiclusion Well-Known Member

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    I was asking about shirts, but I figured that if it needs to be asked then there is probably something about it that doesn't ring right.
    To that end I'm already at the local DJs.
     
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  2. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    Yes, the best bet is to go with a white or a light blue shirt, either plain, or with a reasonably subtle stripe or check.
     
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  3. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

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  4. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    There should be a law against shirts that aren't white or pale blue.

    I know the SF pros can pull off purples, pinks and subtle greens, but for most guys it's a one way ticket to 90s pimp.
     
  5. sliq

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    disagree. I have a green Bengal stripe shirt that I tend to pair up with brown ties and navy suits, gets compliments without fail. Also have red/berry and white striped shirts... white and blue are too predictable. I work in government and so 99% of male staff where blue or white shirts. it reeks of mediocrity to me.
     
  6. lukejackson

    lukejackson Senior member

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    I had a look at Brooks Brothers today. Pretty impressed with prices when you compare it to, for example, polo. Sports jackets from 250 that are far better quality/styling than any at DJ's in a similar price range.

    Some nice shirts and chinos etc. too.

    Got a sports coat from Xile as well, Sartoria Bagnoli. Never heard of the label but it is nicely cut, lapels a bit narrow for my liking, but suits the casual nature of the jacket imo. Styling is reminiscent of Boglioli (ha!). Pretty decent.

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    Xile also have a bunch of DBs in cotton, grey, tan and navy -- I remember someone looking for one recently? Not sure what labels, assuming they were the house label Vizzari or other Bagnoli's. Was in a rush so I didn't look closely. They are all 30% off though, so in the $500 dollar range.
     
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  7. logiclusion

    logiclusion Well-Known Member

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    Similar boat here, I'm on a low rung of government service and the uniform assignment consists precisely of navy and light blue, which then constitutes 5 or 6 days of every week.

    Guess it's too early for this ant to venture far from the colour-coordination anthill without investing in another suit.

    As it is, I've picked up a light blue shirt.
    Thanks for talking me down from the edge of good taste.
     
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  8. CoffeeDudeGuy

    CoffeeDudeGuy Senior member

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    How about mid-blue chambray? Casual enough, but also smart enough.
     
  9. nabilmust

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    I stick to pale/light blue, plain white, and to 2 striped blue shirts. Some days, a pale pink.

    I can't pull off the other combinations of shirts. There are a couple of factors - either my PS has a little flair, or the lapel of the suit, or the shoes, or the tie. I try and keep the overall 'volume of noise' in my clothes low. One high note, but overall quiet.

    I think white and pale blue shirts provide a solid foundation to incrementally experiment with other patterns.

    The shirt has to fit perfectly, there is no two ways about it.
     
  10. Stiva

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    This was my initial view as well. But without wanting to sound too Foo or Karate Kid about the thing, you get to a point where you realise that the orthodoxy - when it's done well and fits well - became the prevailing view because ultimately it looks better. There are lots of nuances in terms of getting the right shade of blue shirt and getting the stripes on a blue/white shirt right and knowing what tie to wear with a white shirt and when - but it works. Having said this, the City blokes in London (and Melbourne and Sydney) can make an interesting splash with colourful striped shirts and complementary ties. And I must admit it is a look I like and it can be interesting, but more as performance art than classic menswear. Perhaps I am just too old and staid to do it myself.
     
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  11. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    I'll be wearing a purple check shirt with green pants tomorrow, f_ck yous all.
     
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  12. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Purple and green should always be seen.










    Especially if the outfit includes plus-fours.
     
  13. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Actually this could be a project. Three-piece in green tweed with a purple overcheck. Double-breasted waistcoat. Plus-fours. Action pleats at the back of the jacket. Maybe even a matching cape.
     
  14. California Dreamer

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    Aaargh! Some guy just sold a bottle of vintage M7 on eBay for about $40!

    I'll ask around.
     
  15. 3piecesuitguy

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    Thanks Gerry!!! It's good to be here!!
     
  16. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    I work opposite Sam's. We should catch up while you're there.
     
  17. 3piecesuitguy

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    Hi Md2010. It goes between your legs and buttons to the placket of the shirt to keep
    Your shirt tucked in. Always wondered if that was comfortable or not???
     
  18. md2010

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    I don't have any shirts with that feature. I think when people makes mtm shirts they sometimes get a little too excited. While it may help the shirt stay in place - then how much pull is too much. What about when you will use the male urinals at work or at public place ? Or how about siting on a commode what are the chances the tail will drip inside !! Personally I find it awkward . A good fitting shirt matched with fitted pants - with a help of a belt should do the trick. If you want more then use brace.
     
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  19. LonerMatt

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    Not o be pedantic, but all outfits are performative.
     
  20. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    Exactly. How many people really have a problem with their shirts coming untucked? Seems a solution in search of a problem to me.
     
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