Gingham shirts

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  1. Dicky Dicardo

    Dicky Dicardo Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinking about buying a gingham shirt and have some questions about them. I only found questions about tie matches when I did a search, but I'm looking for some other information.

    Are they only spring/summer?
    Are they beter suited for dress or casual?
    If I'm branching out from solids, is gingham one of the first candidates; or are there other patterns that should come before them? If so, what are those patterns?
     
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    inimitable Senior member

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    If I'm branching out from solids, is gingham one of the first candidates; or are there other patterns that should come before them? If so, what are those patterns?

    I think stripes should be first, but gingham can also be versatile. Other patterns to consider - mini houndstooth, glenplaid, grid/windowpane etc
     
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    JohnnyLaw Senior member

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    I love gingham and wear it all the time. It's great for casual shirts but solid jacket + solid tie (particularly wool or cashmere) + gingham shirt is an excellent look IMO.
     
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    Are they only spring/summer?
    Are they beter suited for dress or casual?
    If I'm branching out from solids, is gingham one of the first candidates; or are there other patterns that should come before them? If so, what are those patterns?


    1) No idea, would not associate them with spring/summer
    2) Rather casual
    3) Stripes
     
  5. JG000

    JG000 Senior member

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    I love gingham and wear it all the time. It's great for casual shirts but solid jacket + solid tie (particularly wool or cashmere) + gingham shirt is an excellent look IMO.

    +1 on everything you just said
     
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    I just picked up a navy/dark blue gingham shirt.

    Aside from wearing it under a suit, just wondering what colors of sport coats and pants they best pair with.

    And what is your though of wearing them with a blazer and raw denum jeans?

    TIA.
     
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    DerekS Guyliner

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    i wear a navy gingham almost once a week. LOVE that shirt. iv epaired mine with a light blue sport coat in the summer, and of course a navy blazer is spot on with it.

    and yea. IMHO a gingham was made for dark denim. chukkas or suede captoes FTW.
     
  8. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    ^pretty much anything but navy as long as you keep scale in mind. I have one that I usually pair with a beige check, dark brown corduroy and a mid grey SC.

    Nothing pops like gingham, I prefer it over any stripe or check.
     
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    1) No, but be careful outside of those seasons
    2) Casual - the exception being light blue on a small scale
    3) stripes, smaller white-based checks
     
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    I love wearing them with a blazer and jeans. It's simple and easy to wear. Like I said, just put on a blazer and you're all set to go.
     
  11. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    Yes to wearing with blazer and jeans. I have a purple gingham that is now my go to shirt for nights out with the wife and friends. During the summer I put on dark selvedge denim and an unconstructed navy or tan jacket. In the cooler months I also pair my gingham with a grey tweed jacket (just heavier, not herringbone or other pattern).
     
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    Sky Blue Gingham small check...the perfect shirt!
     
  13. jeff13007

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    I love my navy Gingham shirt. But if you are in NYC be careful where you wear it too. I wore one out to dinner once at Assalina at the ganssevort park ave, and i literally looked like a waiter. In all fairness they were wearing black gingham but at night who can tell lol.
     
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    Oppa gingham style!
     
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    I do wear gingham for casual wear sometimes, mine is a worn out light brown gingham.
     

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