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Green dress shirts?

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

  1. thinman

    thinman Senior 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 Senior 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!
     
  3. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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

    Holdfast Senior member

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

    aportnoy Senior 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.
     
  6. yachtie

    yachtie Senior 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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    shoreman1782 Senior member

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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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    romafan Senior member

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

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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

    thinman Senior member

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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?
     
  11. willie

    willie Member

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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.
     
  12. sloaney

    sloaney Senior member

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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.
     
  13. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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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
     
  14. denning

    denning Senior member

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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.
     
  15. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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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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    scnupe7 Senior member

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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.


    I have a Jantzen in this fabric and love it.
     
  17. twblalock

    twblalock Active Member

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    I have a pale green shirt and I find it very easy to match with any color of trousers. I think it looks pretty good with most colors.

    But I can't really figure out what color tie to wear with it.
     

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