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Help with starting work

GodAtum

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I'm starting work in London and need some style advice. I have a pinstripe suit:
I'm looking to buy some shirts, I think I'm right in saying they should be plain with a patterend tie or striped with a plain tie? I already have plain dark blue, plain light blue and plain purple shirts. I need slim fit non-iron but they are very to find. A list I've come up with: Autograph Ultimate Non-Iron Pure Cotton Multi-Stripe Shirt Ultimate Non-Iron Pure Cotton Multi-Stripe Shirt Autograph Non-Iron Pure Cotton Sateen Stripe Shirt Collezione Pure Cotton Bold Shadow Stripe Shirt Autograph Pure Cotton Narrow Stripe Shirt Autograph Non-Iron Pure Cotton Fine Stripe Shirt Im also looking for a v-neck jumper/sweater. Will a grey one be the most versatile? Many thanks for you help.
 

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I would avoid striped shirts with that suit because the stripe is so strong. Do you have any other suits?
 

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Its hard finding a great choice of plain + non iron + slim fit + 100% cotton shirts! Or am I being too picky?
 

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might be worth trying h&m if you've not got too much money to spend. Most of their shirts are slim fitting, though can I ask why the insistence on non-iron shirts?
Uniqlo has less choice in terms of colours but IMO you should probably just stick to white and light blue rather than fancy stripes and colours. A pinstripe suit makes a bit of impact anyway so I'd stick to simple shirts\\ties\\ accessories.
 

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Please wear plain dress shirt with solid color if you would wear the striped suit. Wearing striped shirt underneath this suit is something I consider as "overkill".
 

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Originally Posted by fuzzywazzy
Please wear plain dress shirt with solid color if you would wear the striped suit. Wearing striped shirt underneath this suit is something I consider as "overkill".

OK, what tie should I wear, a plain one or a patterned one?
 

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Originally Posted by GodAtum
OK, what tie should I wear, a plain one or a patterned one?

Both would work as long as it's not striped.
 

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Originally Posted by Reggs
Both would work as long as it's not striped.

Dotted, or Pasley would work, plain of course, and I would even say striped just as long as it is not striped vertically ;-) and only if the stripes are significantly broader than the pinstripes of the suit.
 

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Cool Ive got plenty of plain and dotted ties
I had a look in CT but they only had shirts with cufflinks which I think are a bit too showy? if I have a light skin tone would a dark colour shirt look better? Which shade of grey is the most versitile (Charcoal, mid-grey or light grey)? Autograph Pure Cashmere V-Neck Jumper
 

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Originally Posted by Last Year's Man
ironing isn't hard


here's a guide


pshh... amateur video. this is the real deal.

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Originally Posted by aphextwin07
pshh... amateur video. this is the real deal.

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+1 amazing.
 

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