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Contrast Collar Shirts.. Which one to buy?!

clapeyron

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stay away from contrast collars until you've reached partner level...



additionally, formal wear and casual night outs should be two completely different sets of shirts.
 
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Not enamored by contrast collar shirts but if you're choosing those, maybe the 1st one from the left.
 

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Yes, I'd choose the first one too. I'd recommend a striped or a one-color shirt to be worn for formal occasions: squared shirts are more casual.
 

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stay away from contrast collars until you've reached partner level...

Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. :D

The first two from the left look pretty good, but I would keep them for office only.
 

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I really don't 'get' contrast collar shirts. To my mind they look like the embodiment of the negative connotation of the term 'suits' i.e. boring, square, dull office management drones with no imagination or flair. Who aspires to look like their bank manager? Gordon Gecko might have given them some gravitas but that was a film not the real world.
Anyway choose to ignore all this if you will, but for your own good do not wear these on a night out.
 

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I personally love contrast collar shirts.
The reason is white collar allows me to wear colors that usually wouldn't look great with my skin tone. (Anything non white, blue or black)

I know contrast collars do not get a lot of love on SF, but I think it's a great look. However I think I might be abusing it, wearing contrast collars way too often.

 
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The spread collar exposing the white collar band beneath the tie makes me dislike them even more.
People in the real world who wear contrast collars include those paragons of style Terry Wogan (Irish TV talk show host with the worst comb over since Bobby Charlton) and Hugh Hefner when he's not in his pyjamas. Don't forget your sailor's cap!:D
 

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o come on, i think its a great look =)

Horses for courses mate. Which is fine, life would be boring if we all dressed the same way. I rarely use the word 'never', but I'm confident I will never buy either a contrast collar shirt or, at the other end of the spectrum, a button down. Nor a severe cutaway spread. Maybe I'm the dullard?
 

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I'd choose the 1st one too. I think it's a very youthful look and style.
 

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I like contrast collars, but not cuffs. I don't like any of the choices above.

Most of my favourite contrast collars are casual; club collars, buttndowns and oxfords.
 
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As far as "casual night out contrast collar" shirts go, I kinda like the idea behind this look:

http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/men/mcq-by-alexander-mcqueen-contrast-collar-shirt-item-10124978.aspx

It's just different and (imo) a little bit fun. I think the stripes and the soft colors go a long way towards doing away with the negative connotations of the look.

A question for OP, though: is there any particular reason you're shopping for contrast color shirts? Is it just to have something a little different in your wardrobe?
 

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