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Black shirt: trying too hard?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kent Wang, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Yeah, that's me. I've got no beef with J's shirt above.

    same here. Casual black shirts are fine with me
     
  2. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Another thing I don't like about black dress shirts is they look really shitty after a few washes and ironings. I hand wash mine with just a bit of some real gentle detergent, and hang dry, usually without ironing, to prevent fading. Ironing inside out helps out too. If the shirt is more casual - like J's, the fading is more acceptable.
     
  3. Bandwagonesque

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    Black just doesn't look good on somebody with my complexion - pale skin, medium brown hair.
     
  4. gorgekko

    gorgekko Senior member

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    I own a black linen shirt and a black sports shirt/casual/whatever and I love them...for clubbing. Can't say it's likely I would ever wear one during the day though.
     
  5. prozach1576

    prozach1576 Senior member

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    Black shirts are fine to wear with jeans, but I'd never, ever wear one with a tie or suit. I'm a college student and every single person I've ever seen wearing a black shirt with a tie and/or a suit has been a meathead who has no idea how to dress himself and pairs a rumpled black shirt with a shiny solid, frequently black tie (as DocHoliday suggested earlier) and black chinos.
     
  6. jim buttons

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    The guy above me pretty much summed it up. I think the worst is when people pair black shirts and silver ties.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Bob Loblaw

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    Black shirt is for man who cuts hair at Supercuts.
     
  8. gorgekko

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    Black shirt is for man who cuts hair at Supercuts.

    Such comments come from people without the imagination to wear a black shirt properly. That is why sites like SF exist.
     
  9. Cravate_Noire

    Cravate_Noire Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    I should have known better than to open this thread right after dinner


    It didn't look bad!!!
    Personally I would never wear a black shirt with a suit and I even don't have a black shirt at all, but even this spooky appearing description was OK on this special person.
     
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    I like it with a casual look, but not so much with the suit.

    I'm curious though - why is Dior Homme all-black so cool here, but the black suit is not?? Like Chris.'s looks, with black jeans/boots/hoodies - cool as Goth-Ninja can be, doesn't Goth-Ninja get a boss who wears all black?

    I think it can be fun when you WANT to wear a costumey looking outfit.
     
  11. Cravate_Noire

    Cravate_Noire Senior member

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    Though I'm about as skinny as the models, I'm no fan of DH suits at all.
     
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    I like it with a casual look, but not so much with the suit.

    I'm curious though - why is Dior Homme all-black so cool here, but the black suit is not?? Like Chris.'s looks, with black jeans/boots/hoodies - cool as Goth-Ninja can be, doesn't Goth-Ninja get a boss who wears all black?

    I think it can be fun when you WANT to wear a costumey looking outfit.


    Wrong audience, mate. Most people in MC wouldn't know what you're talking about. Thom Browne, DH, or pretty much anything all-black, don't get much positive press over here either.
     
  13. Eason

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    Maybe he's thinking about GQ's style forum.
     
  14. Countertenor

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    In my line of work, it's a staple. Yes, even with the occasionally required black suit and/or silver tie. It is what it is, and I don't really mind it.
     
  15. Sator

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    In my line of work, it's a staple.
    Are you an undertaker or a countertenor who sings rock?
     
  16. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Don't mess with the mob Sator....
     
  17. Tomasso

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    I have a few Black shirts, never worn with a tie or any other Black in an ensemble. Just the other night I wore a cream linen suit with a Black linen shirt.
     
  18. Countertenor

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    Are you an undertaker or a countertenor who sings rock?

    We'll just leave that to your imagination. [​IMG]
     
  19. Sator

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    Don't mess with the mob Sator....

    Do you subscribe to any classical music concerts? There seems to be this culture now amongst musicians that anything goes as long as it is black: blacks shirts worn open, black t-shirts, black lounge suits. Soloist too - countertenors amongst them - show up wearing black street wear. I outdress the conductor with increasingly monotonous regularity. And no I don't even have to wear a tail coat to do it. And if the conductor does wear a tail coat you can guarantee he will wear a dress coat to a matinee concert instead of a morning coat.
     
  20. acidboy

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    according to The Suit (the Nicholas Antongiavanni book), black shirts and suits are apparently reserved for gangsters.

    More like for wannabe gangsters.
     

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