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Black shirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by shitee, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. shitee

    shitee Member

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    I know that most people here does not like black shirt.
    But is there some situations when a black shirt is okay to wear?
    I wouldn't use it with a suit, but I sometimes wear it with jeans... [​IMG]
     
  2. Another New Yorker

    Another New Yorker Senior member

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    I would say they are appropriate in a nightclub, or if you're mixing with the sort that values tasteless, brutal brand name purchasing-and only after 6 oclock. The situation I have in mind is heading off to the 40/40 club with your bro who's wearing a purple Prada shirt and blackest Kenneth Cole Dress shoes.
     
  3. Dw3610wm

    Dw3610wm Senior member

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    My ex thought my black shirt suited me the most and would really turn her on and we would have sex almost everytime I would put it on before we would leave my dorm to go out (while I had it on; yes I christened it); and then after we came back. My point? If you feel you look good it and the opposite sex agrees (im assuming this is what you are ultimately going for), I highly doubt she will hold an internet forum whos population is largely male into account regarding how attractive it makes you look!

    This guy commits two style forum sins (Black shirt and Black Suit) and bangs Angelina Jolie;

    [​IMG]
     
  4. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    But is there some situations when a black shirt is okay to wear?
    I can't think of any.
     
  5. Caveat

    Caveat Senior member

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    Black shirt with jeans is totally fine for a casual night. It's funny that anyone would think there's a rule that any color shirt with jeans would be inappropriate.
     
  6. mkarim

    mkarim Senior member

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    Black shirt with jeans is totally fine for a casual night. It's funny that anyone would think there's a rule that any color shirt with jeans would be inappropriate.

    +1.

    A black shirt would be fine to wear to clubs.
     
  7. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Black shirt with jeans is totally fine for a casual night. It's funny that anyone would think there's a rule that any color shirt with jeans would be inappropriate.


    This.
     
  8. musicguy

    musicguy Senior member

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    I have to wear all black for most pit orchestras and all-baroque or new(er) music concerts. Some orchestras (New World Symphony) have an all black dress code for their concerts. Not my cup of tea, but it's supposed to look less stodgy I guess.
     
  9. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I used to wear black shirts in the late 90's and early '00's but it became a cliche and the anti-black movement began in 2003 or so. It became the thing that everybody wore poorly.

    Seven years later, I suppose if you have a great fitting black shirt then sure, try it.
     
  10. Col.

    Col. Well-Known Member

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    i own one
    wore it once
    saw a photo taken when i had it on
    what was i thinking...
    never again
    it does however still live in my wardrobe at the end
    end story
     
  11. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos Senior member

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    I have a few midnight navy shirts for clubbing / nights out that do the trick and look richer than black, IMO. Maybe it's just my internal SF conscience nagging me, but I can't buy an all-black item anymore. Shoes aside, my wardrobe contains basically no black. Even my tux is midnight blue.
     
  12. david4king

    david4king Well-Known Member

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    I have one that I love. Most on people hate it. People in real life love it.
     
  13. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have a few midnight navy shirts ............. that do the trick and look richer than black, IMO. .

    I think this is a good option.
     
  14. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    I thrifted a nice black shirt a while back but was too scared to wear it, so gave it away to a friend that is still into nightclubs after age 40, figured it was perfect for him.

    Loves it, probably the nicest shirt he has.

    I'd stay away from it if I were you. Or go the other way and unbotton the top 4 and throw a few gold chains on.
     
  15. mkarim

    mkarim Senior member

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    I have a few midnight navy shirts for clubbing / nights out that do the trick and look richer than black, IMO.

    I have a couple that work quite well too.
     
  16. forsbergacct2000

    forsbergacct2000 Senior member

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    I actually wear them with a sport coat and tie for relatively casual work (bus casual but free to wear sport coat and tie if I want) and church, etc.

    I would not wear it with a suit. Most folks on the forum will disapprove, but no one has ever mistaken me for a gangster, etc.
     
  17. Telefonica

    Telefonica Senior member

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    Gray slacks and black dress shirt for casual dress days at work sometimes.
     
  18. bowtielover

    bowtielover Senior member

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    It's the black suit we hate not the shirt. I think a black button up can be a great casual look. You can pair it with a nice dress jean for a night out you cna even accesorise it with a nice vest or tie to dress it up even more. There isn't much black dosen't go with, which also makes it a very versatile article of clothing.
     
  19. Metlin

    Metlin Senior member

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    Depends on your skintone, I suppose.

    I'm light brown/olive skinned with a perpetual tanned look (since I spend a lot of time outdoors - climbing). White shirts just look wrong on me, and contrast rather sharply against my skin tone. Therefore, even for professional settings, I prefer light blue or other colors.

    Black goes well with my skin-tone (as do most dark colors) and well, chicks dig it. So, that's all that matters.

    Keep in mind that a lot of the WASP-wear advice that you get is from, well, folks with paler skin. So, depending on how your skin looks, you may need to choose accordingly.

    And for reference, there's always the seaons chart thing.
     
  20. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    I know that most people here does not like black shirt.
    But is there some situations when a black shirt is okay to wear?
    I wouldn't use it with a suit, but I sometimes wear it with jeans... [​IMG]


    Many occasions including business. Ignore the rather silly anti-black brigade. It is more informal so you do have to match occasion to shirt.
     

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