Black Shirt?!

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  1. limelight88

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    I am planing to buy a black shirt I use to wear black alot in late 90s but then I stopped since I am italian and it makes my skin look a little dark. Anyways I have decided to buy a black shirt I live in Canada now. I never buy anytype of clothing on line which means my options are limited. Anyways I want to spend at max $400. I tried couple of shirts last week I didn;t have time to make my decision. I tried a Prada shirt for @290 which is gonna be around 340 with tax and everything. I want a slim fit shirt. Which designer you guys think I must try?

    PS: I hope it is not a stupid thread since Black shirts are once again fashionable.
     


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    if u have the money, ralph lauren (purple or black label)
     


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    haha this was fast , money is not a problem but I think it doesn;t make sense to spend more tan $400 on a shirt. Also I spent a lot last season I want to limit myself.
     


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    if u have the money, ralph lauren (purple or black label)

    BTW for some reason I am not really attracted to Ralph Lauren can not remember the last time I wore anything by Ralph Lauren. Well do they make nice shirts?
     


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    I nearly came feeling their $90 shirts.

    Purple Label/Black Label=high-quality stuff.

    Also, try Thomas Pink.
     


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    I nearly came feeling their $90 shirts.

    Really? [​IMG]
     


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    I nearly came feeling their $90 shirts.

    Purple Label/Black Label=high-quality stuff.

    Also, try Thomas Pink.


    Thomas Pink ! I heard about it while ago is it like Ted Baker?!
     


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    I am planing to buy a black shirt I use to wear black alot in late 90s but then I stopped since I am italian and it makes my skin look a little dark. Anyways I have decided to buy a black shirt I live in Canada now. I never buy anytype of clothing on line which means my options are limited. Anyways I want to spend at max $400. I tried couple of shirts last week I didn;t have time to make my decision. I tried a Prada shirt for @290 which is gonna be around 340 with tax and everything. I want a slim fit shirt. Which designer you guys think I must try?

    PS: I hope it is not a stupid thread since Black shirts are once again fashionable.


    First, I don't think that many here will approve of a black shirt...

    Well anyway, at your pricepoint, what about mtm/bespoke?
     


  9. FidelCashflow

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    First, I don't think that many here will approve of a black shirt...

    Well anyway, at your pricepoint, what about mtm/bespoke?


    Just wander into any high-end menswear store, look through fabrics and tell them what you want. custom made is going to be better quality than anything prada has anyways.
     


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    PS: I hope it is not a stupid thread since Black shirts are once again fashionable.

    SF will be the judge of that.
     


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    Thomas Pink ! I heard about it while ago is it like Ted Baker?!
    Thomas Pink make better quality shirts than Ted Baker. Not as "trendy" or fashionable, but finer cotton, and a wider range of collar and cuff options. I have a Martin Margiela black shirt that I really like; I would recommend Margiela clothing highly.
     


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    FYI, black shirts can't be laundered (commercially) without acquiring an unsightly shine about the collar and cuffs. They really need to be hand pressed, using a press cloth; mind you they still end up looking like crap. [​IMG]
     


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    Some guys can pull off the black shirt look.

    Here's an Italian version:

    [​IMG]
     


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    They really need to be hand pressed, using a press cloth; mind you they still end up looking like crap.
    I don't think so.
     


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    FYI, black shirts can't be laundered (commercially) without acquiring an unsightly shine about the collar and cuffs. They really need to be hand pressed, using a press cloth; mind you they still end up looking like crap. [​IMG]

    I don't think so.


    I iron my only black shirt inside out, and it's held up fairly well. I do agree with Tomasso that regardless of the amount of care, they'll always look more worn than light colors.
     


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