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Black Dress Shirts


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May 22, 2019
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I suppose it was wrong of me to suggest most of y'all have never worn a black shirt. I said that because you hardly ever see men wearing them and clearly most people on here are against them. I still have it as a goal of mine to try to make them look good in an outfit.

Thank you for giving good info in the last few posts :) Does anybody know about the idea that skin complexion and the tone of ones skin effecting the color of suits and shirts they wear? I personally feel like it would make sense that a darker skinned person could pull off a black shirt better and I have seen people say this before. Disregarding specifically "black shirts" do y'all have any input on skin complexion effecting the colors one should wear?

I am also trying to look more into the idea of non-iron shirts being a worse option. Any more info on different shirts to try (under 100$ please) would be appreciated. As a side question, tomorrow I would like to try this maroon/burgundy blazer that I have not worn before. Any ideas on what color shirt and trousers I should wear with it? Keep in mind people in my office don't dress that well and I am only 21 and open to unconventional looks (such as the black shirt lol).


Mahatma Jawndi
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Apr 10, 2011
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This black shirt fit looks cool. Again, everything else has to be so on point for this to work, and you have to work it into a message, not just think that this color goes with that color. This fit has a kind of 1970s sleaze vibe. You have to really know what you're doing, and the cut of the clothes has to be just right.



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May 6, 2008
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Black shirts can look great for a rakish, casual outfit. There might be some exceptions, but rarely do ties look good with black shirts.

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