1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Help in choosing shirt colors

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Roger, May 8, 2005.

  1. Roger

    Roger Senior member

    Messages:
    1,936
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2005
    Location:
    Vancouver
    [​IMG]]My Webpage[/url] I need some help in choosing good dress shirts for this newly-acquired jacket. Â It is a light aquamarine (more blue with a very slight hint of green) with an orange-tan window pane, the lines being about 2" apart. Â My complexion is fair (but not really pale), and I have blue eyes and brown hair that is graying. The jacket has a fairly smooth finish and is light- to medium-weight cashmere. Â I think browns will work, but I'd like to use blue too. I feel that light blue might not work--fighting with the jacket color. Is this right? Â How dark in the blue spectrum can I go for a dress shirt? Â What other colors would work? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

    Messages:
    1,586
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    Location:
    Paris, France
    How about orange? Or maybe an orange tie. Blue shirt should be fine.

    luc
     
  3. Roger

    Roger Senior member

    Messages:
    1,936
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2005
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Thanks, Luc.  I do have a peach-toned, cream-colored shirt that I thought might work.  Can dark blue be considered a "dress" shirt color, or is it usually considered casual?  What about a medium blue that provides a contrast to the light blue of the jacket?  Or would that be considered too casual too?
     
  4. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

    Messages:
    1,586
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    Location:
    Paris, France
    To some extent (of course), this sportscoat is casual [​IMG] I think a light/medium blue herringbone would be great. Dark blue is not my favourite shirt colour and is not considered dressy anyway. .luc
     
  5. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

    Messages:
    1,586
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    Location:
    Paris, France
    Anyway, it's hard to tell from a computer picture, since it can look a lot different depending on the light (natural, neon...etc). Very nice jacket though [​IMG] .luc
     
  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Messages:
    33,482
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2002
    Location:
    Moscow, Idaho
    I agree with Luc that orange would be a perfect match.
     
  7. Roger

    Roger Senior member

    Messages:
    1,936
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2005
    Location:
    Vancouver
    [​IMG]]My Webpage[​IMG][/URL]]My Webpage[/url] Thank you, Luc, and LA Guy. Â I must admit I hadn't thought about orange at all, but maybe a light orange--or a burnt-orange?--would be a good idea. Here are a couple more pics that seem to get the color a little better than the first image. Â Would a shirt the color of the lining work well? Maybe a herringbone (as suggested by Luc) in this color? What about various shades of brown, beginning with a light tan and running to medium brown? Â Would a light green or a light-medium green work at all? Any other colors?
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by