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Looking for a deep red or rich brown dress shirt

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by neo32, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. neo32

    neo32 New Member

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    Hi,

    I have been searching for a high quality deep red(such as maroon or wine red) or rich brown dress shirt all this while, and can't believe that I can't find a single one with my above average searching abilities :)
    Wondering if any of you might have a suggestion. A little shine is also fine.

    Just some additional information about my build if it is helpful to any of you to provide recommendations:
    40" chest
    31-32"waist
    neck 15-15"
    sleeve: 32"

    Thanks
    Neo
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2013


  2. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    You probably can't find one because it's not a particularly useful garment and a lot of quality brands have no use for one. I'm assuming this shirt is intended to be worn very casually as it's even questionable to call it a proper dress shirt. Wearing the thing with a tie would just be a travesty.

    What is your budget? If you're willing to pay for MTM, odds are you can find someone who has this sort of fabric. I believe I've seen something like what you're describing in one of the Thomas Mason Silverline books and you can probably find it in some other book as well.
     


  3. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    you might need to have this made.
    Yuo shouldn't have too much problem getting it made by a shirtmaker with a deep inventory or several fabric resources.
     


  4. Ivar

    Ivar Senior member

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    Just buy an inexpensive white shirt and dye it yourself. Works like a charm as long as the threads aren't synthetic.
     


  5. neo32

    neo32 New Member

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    Really? I thought deep red and brown tones would be awesome for evenings.
     
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  6. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    No. White is though.
     


  7. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    No. If anything, white is best in the evening. Some go so far as to argue that a man should wear no other shirt color in the evening if he can help it. I'm not in that camp, but the contrast between a white shirt and dark suit looks great in the evening. Think about the rationale behind black tie and you can sort of see why white could be a better choice for evening events.
     


  8. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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    Find that shirt and throw a black tie and black jacket on over it. You could become the 6th member of the band Interpol!
     


  9. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    MTM if you must.
     


  10. Displacement

    Displacement Senior member

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    Borrelli makes a brown shirt that's quite good, Shopthefinest stocks it.
     


  11. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    For deep red, try yoox.com - and don't wear with a tie.
     


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