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Interchangeable (business and casual) shirts and lightweight gym t-shirts?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Omega, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. Omega

    Omega Well-Known Member

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    Mar 25, 2010
    London, UK
    I was preparing for a trip when I realised my problem: when my trips are longer than 3-4 weeks, most of my shirts need to be universal and work as business formal, business casual or smart casual as required. Since I find it boring to use business formal shirts outside working hours, I wonder how to push smart casual shirts to business formal/business casual level. Perhaps solid colour shirts with small logos of “sport pedigree” brands such as Lacoste or Ralph Lauren Polo Sport, checked in thin lines or herringbone pattern could do the job – solid makes them formal, but logo or pattern suggests them as casual? The problem with Lacoste/Ralph Lauren is that they need adjustment and I like non-iron fabric, but they don’t make iron-free.
    Then there is a gym – I usually do very intensive workouts, so I only use wicking shirts, normal 100% cotton shirts make me very uncomfortable. Could you suggest me lightweight and compact wicking gym short sleeved shirts?

  2. KObalto

    KObalto Distinguished Member

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    Mar 22, 2008
    You're not going to find a lot of love for logos here. In the US, OCBDs in solid or herringbone would probably best cover all the bases you're looking for. Since you're in the UK, I guess that's a non-starter.

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