Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.
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Tomorrow I will be wearing a grey pinstripe suit and I'll try again with a lighter shirt and solid tie - stay tuned!
What do you mean by saturated shirts?
He means the shirt is too blue
Which I would further define as a very deep and rich hue. Can be cool casually but almost impossible with a jacket and tie.
What Stitchy said for the most part. Saturation in this context refers to the depth and richness of the color. Generally the greater the saturation the harder it is to successfully pair a shirt with a jacket and tie.
@Claghorn may I ask what you would consider the 10 essential shirts?
Some combination of a solid white, solid blues in different shades, and some blue/white stripes in a few different widths.
Yup, it's that simple.
Honestly a guy could probably do very well with just white broadcloth (formal suit-wearing days) and a light blue end-on-end.
Blue and white stripes are nice too, though.
No pinks or lilacs? No plaids?
As a first 10, definitely not imo. And as far as plaids, the only ones Id ever wear with a tie are certain graph checks and a micro gingham.
I'd say one light brown stripe in the first ten. But everything else light blue, basic light blue patterns, and white.
After looking at cufflinks through Ebay, I don't see any double-sided, wrap-around cufflinks? Do those exist? If they do, I bet they are bloody expensive..
By the way, I prefer double-sided cufflinks more than single-sided; but regardless of style, I would purchase either if I really like it. It is a shame to see how the former is becoming more harder to find (at a reasonable price).
No to plaids, no to lilacs. But personally I'd have a pink shirt in my top 10.
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