Is it okay to wear a regular white shirt with DJ?

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  1. tgfny

    tgfny Senior member

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    I noticed in Casablanca, Bogie wears awhat appears to e a regular white shirt with his dinner jacket. Is this an acceptable practice? I go to a decent amount of dinners in England where DJ is de rigeur and wondered if this is acceptable.
     


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    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    NO.

    Are you sure he's not just wearing a formal shirt that has a turndown rather than a wing collar?
     


  3. tgfny

    tgfny Senior member

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    Well it has MOP buttons and no bib.
     


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    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Maybe he didn't have time to pack his formal shirt when he fled Paris.
     


  5. tgfny

    tgfny Senior member

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    But he'll always have Paris.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    The rules can be bent to accomodate wartime sumptuary laws. Also, it is probably hard to get pique in the deserts of North Africa.
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You'd think it would be hard to keep one's dinner jacket sparkling white, too, but apparently there are some nice dry cleaners in the deserts of North Africa.
     


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    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Not a regular white shirt. However a luxury cotton in a 160s to 180s white broadcloth and a semi spread or short point straight collar with french cuffs and french placket (no placket) and pearl buttons is a minimalist look for summer or when travelling. Ive worn it myself and it looks good.
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    They have J.M.Weston in North Africa.

    And I suspect the French officers' boots were very well polished.
     


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