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How to wear a white shirt

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

  1. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    In considerable measure, anyway.
     


  2. DocHolliday

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    Exactly the point when it all started going to hell.
     


  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I agree with this.
     


  4. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    Well, I can recall, when I first saw men wearing colored shirts with suits or even with coat and tie back in the late '60s, thinking that this was very second-rate, sort of a by-product of the psychedelic hippie era that we were going through.
     


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    Nicola Senior member

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    It's when office work started to become blue collar
     


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    I still think this.
     


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    What difference, if any, does a bow tie make? Can't put my finger on why, but I think that it does, and in favor of white, particularly with jacket off and braces (and I think that bows look best with braces).

    I'm in Doc's camp, and the more I think about it, the more I disagree that white with tweed makes one a stooge. I think that is particularly true if the tweed in question is grey toned.
     


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    FillW Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    I think that's a pretty good looking combo. myself.

    I showed it to a coworker and he agreed.

    I think it's a nice way to wear a white shirt casually.

    The guy may just be the type of person who makes everything he wears look good though.
     


  11. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Manton,

    What about a light blue tweed jacket such as the one seen here. Do you think a light blue shirt still works best or would a fit offer a better contrast? This is taken on from Steed's website with Matthew simply trying it on to show the cut.

    [​IMG]
     


  12. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    ^^ With that jacket a blue shirt would be bad, a white shirt very good, but I do think it would have to be an informal white, i.e., an OCBD. No broadcloth, no spread collars, no French cuffs.
     


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    Glad we're on the same page. Definitely agree on white OCBD or even linen.
     


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    Manton, if the one unalterable component of the look were a deep purple tie (solid or grenadine), what do you consider the ideal elements to build around it?

    I am curious to hear your thoughts on purple matched with grey/navy/black (the jacket) and the shirt you would choose.
     


  15. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I just don't like purple with white. Better with a blue or pink shirt, or a stripe or check. As for the suit, blue or gray are both fine.
     


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