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How to wear a white shirt

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

  1. JapanAlex01

    JapanAlex01 Senior member

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    LOL, no, sugarbutch, but 'genius' is a word, that comes to mind. :)

    I know black shoes w/ navy suit is the classic office attire; I was merely stating, that black does not go with navy, if you follow colour theorem. It is a total lack of colour; only colours can work well together--balances of colour in the spectrums (depending on what look you are going for). Yes, generations of men/women have worn black and navy--and following that principle, it's fine--but no one would be correct, if they said black can work with anything but other shades, if you follow colour theorem (as I said). I do freelance graphic design work, and take colour pretty seriously in that area. Only trashy designers use pure black on colours for text, for example; most use a very dark variant of the colour. White is easier; it does work with colour.

    I'm not trying, to tell anyone not to do what, the fuck they want, but, in line with what I have just said, I find navy and black heinous! Whether you agree or not, that's my reasoning.
     
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  2. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    I've never heard that and have been involved in professional design for over fifteen years.

    Setting smaller type in a four-color black would lead to ink supersaturation and impaired legibility. Unless you're referring to headlines or text for the screen. And even then, I'd think that black would only be chosen purposely. Just as a "very dark variant" would.

    Perhaps you're trapping the "very dark variant" as a knockout?
     
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  3. Makoto Chan

    Makoto Chan Senior member

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    It's coming back to me... the days when a kid would say, "Black's my favorite color," and some other kid would say, "BLACK'S NOT A COLOR!!" Got it. I see Alex. Thank you. Now I see.
     
  4. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    no he hasn't...
     
  5. Cary Grant

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    That that jacket is probably within a 50 mile radius of me makes me rethink moving to Wisconsin. ;)
     
  6. TheStormnMormon

    TheStormnMormon Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha [​IMG]. Someone has to wear it, eh?
     
  7. imanewbie

    imanewbie Senior member

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    I wear white shirts all the time even for casual....dont see why we need a reason to such as business, etc...fck it wear it and if society cant take me wearing a white shirt fck em....while they wear T-shirts.
     
  8. NOBD

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    I don't understand either. Black is/was my favourite design colour (for print).
     
  9. Cary Grant

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    Only thing I can think of is the difference of "rich black"/CMYK: 63C, 52M, 51Y 100K - but it's still black.
     
  10. NOBD

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    Ah, okay. Most of my clients back then were poor (non-profit organisations), so I often used one or two colour designs. I didn't mind the limitation. I think full-colour has gotten a lot cheaper the last ten years? (I hardly do any graphic design anymore.)
     
  11. FlaneurNYC

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    The problem with rich black is that body text set in it will supersaturate the paper. Especially if it is set on a colored background.

    Even if it didn't contain 100% K, it would still be dangerously close to 300% coverage over a colored background.

    I popped on here as I was looking at some specs for a teen magazine:

    We have production people who create our PDFs these days, but back in the day, I used to do my own production.

    Okay -- Enough print talk, back to white shirts!
     
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  12. Geezer

    Geezer Senior member

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    +1, this.
     
  13. clapeyron

    clapeyron Senior member

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    sorry guys I think he got us there with his credentials...[​IMG]
     
  14. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I met a graphic designer at a bar once, she began to insult me for being "the man" and working for a large, non-creative corporation. Then she told me she does graphic desgin work for the website of Goldman Sachs. The irony was strong with that one.
     
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  15. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It would seem that most of the jobs in graphic design are for large, non-creative corporations. Perhaps indirectly, but still...
     
  16. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    Wow. That is pretty ironic. I hope I never came across like that when I was a designer. I worked in television at the time so I was not about to judge anyone else. I think I made it through only dressing ironically.

    Yup. But as competition accelerates, they are learning to think creatively.
     
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    Gibonius Senior member

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    I think JapanAlex understands color theory about as well as he understands how to use commas.
     
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  18. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    And about as much as I understand what reactive power is.
     
  19. TheStormnMormon

    TheStormnMormon Well-Known Member

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    ^ Hahahah! Love it, +1.
     
  20. Frankie22

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    So, are these designers from the shore?
     

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