How to wear a white shirt

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    A tie from the UK won't arrive in time (wedding is Aug. 11), all I have are local stores...

    And I do like your tie but not sure I would wear it myself [​IMG]
     


  2. clapeyron

    clapeyron Senior member

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    I agree with you. I pretty much try to dress as well as possible without drawing any attention to it at all. grenadine ties are a godsend for people like me. this wacky pocket square and the brown croc strap is as k-razzy is I come.

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    Holdfast Senior member

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    Fun thread, this. I think Fuuma's (remarkably on point, it has to be said) analysis of the philosophical position being adopted takes the biscuit for most entertaining post on SF this year.

    Regarding white shirts, my personal position is that I liked wearing them with smart suits (if they're businessy type shirts), or without a jacket and with sleeves rolled up (if it's a white OCBD). I have an ecru shirt that works fine if I want a very pale background in an odd jacket outfit. The off-whiteness of it tones it down just enough not to look stark I think.

    However, sometimes on very sunny days, I will use a normal white shirt with an odd jacket if I want a very high contrast outfit between shirt & jacket (or between shirt/jacket & the trousers).
     
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  4. SMatthews

    SMatthews Well-Known Member

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    WHite dress shirts simply complement every suit/pants/trousers imaginable.
     


  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, but not every tie and hanky.
     


  6. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    dougie, jesus christ, there is nothing trumpish about it at all, what a mean thing to say.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I take issue with the square. And are those french cuffs? Tisk, tisk, tisk...
     
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  9. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    aside from the fucking exploding square, which you need to get over, what kills this are the red-brown shoes and belt. That needs white or dirty bucks. Or something tan. If it were winter and the pants white flannel, then mink suede
     


  10. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    There is one here:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/62219/wedding-ties/0_40

    Yes I should bump it and stop hijacking this thread... sorry.
     
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    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    You can lead a horse to water........
     


  12. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    I generally like it and often wear my squares like that, I would go for lighter shoes but not because of some rules, just cause they look to be so close in shade to your skin.
     


  13. NORE

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    Thanks. This was a try-on pic, (tag on the jacket and the pants are just folded under) I actually wore white gucci bit loafers with a blue & red ribbon under the bit and a navy & white grosgrain belt with silver d-rings. That particular square starts out like that but eventually nestles itself further down in the pocket buy the time I get where I'm going so less explosion there. BTW, this was for a beach wedding in the Caribbean.
     
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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    What is with all the color repetition? Blue jacket, white shirt, white pants, white loafers with blue ribbon, blue and white belt, etc.
     


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    I said "almost" Trumpish; I was commenting on the all-solid nature of it, which is what Trump always wears. Anyways, I thought the popular position was that all solid is a no-no. I've come around to agreeing that it isn't the best look. I wasn't trying to be a dick about it; I don't know that it was taken in that manner anyways.


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