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Green dress shirts?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by thinman, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. thinman

    thinman Distinguished Member

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    I'm thinking of buying a green OCBD just to give my wardrobe some variety, but I realized that I don't think I've _ever_ seen anyone wearing a green dress shirt. I also don't have many jackets or ties that would coordinate well. What is the general opinion on the forum regarding green dress shirts?
     


  2. skalogre

    skalogre Distinguished Member

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    I have one (custom from Land's End). Try maybe a complementary colour, such as blue suit. Or dark gray. Off-white/cream/natural linen colour suits look smashing with green shirts, also!
     


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    kitonbrioni Distinguished Member

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    If it's a pleasing green fabric to you, then by all means go for it.
     


  4. Holdfast

    Holdfast Stylish Dinosaur

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    I like sage or "money" green with navy blue suits or turquoise/aqua greens with greys.
     


  5. aportnoy

    aportnoy Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Oh Yes! I have a handful of that range from mint to celedon by RLPL, Truzzi, Charvet and Borrelli. They all have french cuffs and one of Charvets has a bit of irridesence to it.
     


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    yachtie Distinguished Member

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    I use green often,not bright green though[​IMG] . Pale or seafoam usually. Looks good with Brown shades and even certain greys.
     


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    Am I wrong in thinking that a green OCBD would go well with a trad-ish camel jacket?
     


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    I got a few 'green' shirts, but usually wear them w/ blazers and sport jackets...
     


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    Green is good. I have alime green gingham and a bright lime green linen.
    both look good with khakis, dark navy, grey.
    If you go dark green for fall it works nice with brown.
    I put mine under a chocolate couduroy or a herringbone tweed.
     


  10. thinman

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    Thanks for all the great ideas! I was thinking of easing into green with a Lands' End shirt in what they call "jade green", really a kind of pastel aqua. It sounds like it would go well with many different combinations (navy blazer and gray/charcoal/tan trousers, maybe my tan glen plaid jacket, etc.). I also like the idea of cream/natural/off white linen suits, though this is currently a hole in my wardrobe.

    dprof's idea of green with brown corduroy makes me think I may also try their "forest green", since that should go well with earthtones, including my brown corduroy jacket.

    Any other ideas?
     


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    I have many green dress shirts and wear them frequently. Don't be too reluctant to take some chances. There are so many great shades of green.
     


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    i have one and it has stayed in the closet..... partly it doesn't match my skin tone (does it match anyone's?) i can imagine that dark jewel green shirt might be appropriate for someone with dark skin at night for clubbing but generally i think white, pink and blue, as well as dark blue stripe/check and dark red stripe/check look the best on most people so i tend to stick with those. i have regretted my purchases when i ventured beyond these.
     


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    Green dress shirts, like brown, purple or grey are "fashion" colours. Which means, they can be in or out depending on the season's marketing palette.

    !luc
     


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    I recently placed an order with Jantzen for a shirt with this fabric.

    [​IMG]

    Green's my favourite colour so I thought I would give it a try. It may not get much wear, but when it does I'm sure it will be noticed.
     


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    i have one and it has stayed in the closet..... partly it doesn't match my skin tone (does it match anyone's?) i can imagine that dark jewel green shirt might be appropriate for someone with dark skin at night for clubbing but generally i think white, pink and blue, as well as dark blue stripe/check and dark red stripe/check look the best on most people so i tend to stick with those. i have regretted my purchases when i ventured beyond these.
    Blue, pink and white are my predominant shirt (and tie) colors too, but I feel like I'm in a rut and want to diversify. I have swatches of the Lands' End fabric to try and ensure that the shade of green will indeed complement my skin tone. !luc, I will also wear lavender and gray, but those shirts have worn out and need to be replaced, so I thought I might try green. denning, I like the fabric you posted. I hope you enjoy the shirt!
     


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