Contrasting collar shirts - yes or no?

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  1. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    I like to wear them when I go to fancy dinners and stuff like that - wouldn't wear them for work. Here's one that Carl made for me that I particularly like:

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  2. Tomasso

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  3. Chauncey Gardner

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    I love them and couldn't imagine eliminating them from my wardrobe. They add such interest.
     
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    I think they look ok in dark colors with white stripes, but I would never wear one.
     
  5. Artisan Fan

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    I'm not a fan but I kinda like Odoreater's ensemble.
     
  6. Artisan Fan

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    Out of 300+ plus shirts I think I own zero. Clearly not for me.

    A shirt for every ten pairs of shoes? [​IMG]
     
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    I like them when done properly. Collar must be a spread or club and light colored.
     
  8. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Tomasso, those are great - nice combinations. Turnbull and Asser and Hilditch and Key make very nice contrast collar shirts (and Janzten after I asked them to 'copy' them).
     
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    [contrasting collar pr0n]

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    I thought you were above this.
     
  10. LabelKing

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    I noticed this rather intriguing contrast shirt: [​IMG]
     
  11. Cantabrigian

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    I think that is a white high-collared shirt with a black ascot.
     
  12. TCN

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    I own two, that I seldom wear, but obviously don't mind. Both T&A's (from back before I knew better), one blue with white collar and cuffs, and the other is a lavender gingham with white collar and cuffs.
     
  13. LabelKing

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    I think that is a white high-collared shirt with a black ascot.

    Yes, I realized that, but the cuffs are very interesting. They are yellow-striped which presumably matches the body. Of course, it's a high stiff collar, but still it's not something you see in today's contrast look.
     
  14. BonVivant

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    Yes they are very 'in' right now. Everyone from A.P.C. to Gap is doing them. They are espcially popular in a gray/blue with a white color. I like the look a lot. Here is the post I wrote about it on my site (it's actually about the GAP Classics Redefined Campaign but I included Gap's contrast shirt under budget fashion)

    http://www.savoirvivreny.com/2007/08...t-fashion.html

    BonVivant
    SavoirVivre New York
     
  15. Cantabrigian

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    Sorry - you're absolutely right.

    When I first looked at the picture, I had just assumed that those were elaborate flowback cuffs but they are obviously shirt cuffs.

    It is an interesting combination but one that I could only see working with a brownish suit like that one.
     

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