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How can I wear this sage green shirt?

Mr Tickle

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I've had this shirt for a while but barely worn it, despite liking it and it being quite expensive. Mainly because I haven't really worked out what it goes well with.
I've tried it tucked and untucked, on its own and as an overshirt, and with a variety of styles/colours of trousers.
Do any of these work better than others? It's not a colour I usually wear. Any alternative suggestions?

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type-r

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My personal view when wearing something like your sage green shirt is to pair it with something contrasting (i.e. dark pants). So your first two pictures would be my choice on how to wear it. It looks wrong IMO with the khaki chinos.

However, my overriding advice is you should wear it with whatever makes YOU feel comfortable; you are dressing for YOU and therefore it really doesn't matter what I or anyone else thinks.
 

The Noble Dandy

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I actually like this shirt with khaki chinos as well. The green and brown shades look good together and it's also a nice deviation from the standard navy/blue chinos.
 

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the advice to "wear whatever you want; it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks" is fine generally for most people - I never give unsolicited advice to people about how they dress. But on the other hand I don't understand how this advice applies to people who are deliberately looking for feedback on places like SF. Call me elitist or a snob, but there are, to me, better outfits and worse outfits -- and if you're here, you're trying to dress better.

So with that in mind, I personally don't think that this particular shirt has enough structure to work well as an overshirt worn open and untucked. It's like wearing a regular dress shirt open and untucked -- think it looks a little too sloppy that way. I much prefer it tucked in. I like how it looks with chinos too, and I think it looks good under a casual jacket.

I'm not sure I like the kinda-rolled-up sleeves with the ends of the cuffs dangling. I'd roll them up more tightly and probably up to the elbow.
 

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