How to wear a Paul Smith or Etro shirt?

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  1. ivyleaguer

    ivyleaguer Active Member

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    Hi, I have several Paul Smith and ETRO shirts in my collection and similar wildly colored paisley and other prints that are ETRO-esque. I always love these shirts but want some tips on how to style them. Jeans are too obvious( or are they?) and they don't seem to go well with a simple jacket and slacks. Sorry, I am traveling for the summer and only brought one of said shirts, which is actually not Smith nor ETRO . I have posted that shirt and similar shirts. I am seeking style tips on on how to dress them up: pants, belts, jackets and shoe tips are welcome. Please post pics if you have similar shirts. Thanks!

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  2. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    The green shirt isn't really wearable.

    The first shirt would go well with non-baggy black pants. Probably with black belt and shoes that are moderately dressy.

    The third shirt could be worn with a wide variety of clothing, though likely best with jeans.
     
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    cptjeff Senior member

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    Any of them could go with jeans and something like an unstructured khaki blazer. Also, cream or gray linen pants, and again, an unstructured blazer.

    You have to go for a certain playboy in Monaco type vibe with those, they're really not good for anything else. Maybe under a sweater in winter, no tie, like you might wear a bold plaid sport shirt.

    Shoes? Loafers. With colorful socks. Maybe a boat shoe or camp moc.
     
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    wj4 Senior member

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    I have a Paul Smith shirt that is very similar to the first one. I wear it all the time. I also like the second one, and would have no issues fitting that into my style. The third is not my cup of tea though.

    This was from a week or two ago: http://wisith.tumblr.com/post/25910294346/sun-was-in-my-eyes
     
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    The third shirt can look really nice with cream, white trousers, or dark jeans.
     
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    I have a vintage floral Charvet shirt in navy, chocolate, tan, white and gray that is similarly busy. The difference being that it has a straight hem and small hip pockets similar to a long-sleeved guayabera.

    I wear it -- on the occasions that it is appropriate -- with linen or tropical wool trousers and either an easy loafer or nicer sandals.
     
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    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    A linen jacket will work but make sure to use a contrasting jacket.colour such as Cream, Navy or Choco Brown.
     
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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Pick up one of the shirt colors in a solid colored sock for fun.
     
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    MikeDT Senior member

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    Sure these are shirts and not pyjama tops?
     
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    Thanks everyone for your help. You've given me some options.
     

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