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Contrasting collars: Yes or No?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jmatt, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    I think I would try it with light blue first, just so if it's a mistake for my complexion it won't be THAT bad.
     
  2. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i like them and i plan to pick some for next summer but only with contrasting collars not cuffs!
     
  3. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Only if they are high and wide spread. If one doesn't have the face/neck to look good in it, then no. It serves that kind of head up like a platter.
     
  4. Gradstudent78

    Gradstudent78 Senior member

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    no, I think the movie office space really ruined the idea of this look for me.
     
  5. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    I only get them when I replace collar and cuffs too, but I like the look. It can make a material, that would normally look casual, look terrific with a dark suit.
     
  6. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    no, I think the movie office space really ruined the idea of this look for me.

    Lumberg wore it the worst possible way: low point collar, baggy shirt, clip on braces plus belt, terrible ties.
     
  7. topbroker

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    no, I think the movie office space really ruined the idea of this look for me.

    It is a great movie, I agree, but Gary Cole's smarminess is insufficient to put me off a style that I really like. If I rejected things because I reject some of the other people that like them, I'd be living naked in a cave. [​IMG]

    Ron Livingston looked absolutely smashing wearing suits in this film, IMHO, even though his character hated the corporate slavery that the suits represented.
     
  8. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    but Gary Cole's smarminess is insufficient to put me off a style that I really like.


    Whatchyou talkin' 'bout Willis?
     
  9. pkincy

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    I have just bought 2, a Brioni and a RLPL. I will wear the Brioni, not because of who made it but because it is a white collar on a predominately white background with dark grey and green pinstriping relatively widely spaced. So the shirt/collar does not contrast much.

    That is how I will ease into the wearing for business purposes.

    The RLPL I love. It is orange and blue stripes with a white Keaton collar. It was only carried in a few stores this year and is way too forward for business, but I can hardly wait to wear it to dinner with a new RLPL pinstriped Veddy English suit I bought.

    Perry
     
  10. royal618

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    I was out shopping at lunch and was in a pen shop - the proprietor had a pale blue shirt with a gingham check. The collar and cuffs had a smaller, mini-gingham check in the same colours.

    Interesting look - quirky, and with bow tie, even more so.
     
  11. Quirk

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    Whatchyou talkin' 'bout Willis?

    He's talking about Gary Cole, man, not Gary Coleman. [​IMG]
     
  12. Artisan Fan

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  13. Matt

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    yeah i just plain dont like them
     
  14. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    I will break one out occassionally. I prefer subtle contrast as opposed to bold. For example, a bold royal blue stripe with contrast collar is a little too "Gekko" for this day and age. On the other hand, a subtle pale blue stripe with contrasting collar can look real good.

    James Bond: Weren't you a blonde when I came in?
    Tiffany Case: Could be.
    James Bond: I tend to notice little things like that - whether a girl is a blonde or a brunette.
    Tiffany Case: Which do you prefer?
    James Bond: Well, as long as the collar and cuffs match...
     
  15. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    An enthusiastic "yes"
     
  16. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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