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Quick Query - Advice on Shirt for Evening Party

California Dreamer

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Nov 6, 2006
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My son's 21st tonight and I'm agonising over shirts.

It's a pretty warm day today, so I'm going with just slacks and a shirt. The party is pretty informal - a bunch of uni students, grog and a film. Photos will be taken, so I need to look goodish, I guess

What I've decided is a pair of black chinos and the chestnut AEs I just bought. Shirt is hard. I'm thinking stripes, and I have these options:

Harrolds multi-stripe, royal, navy, sky and white.
Thomas Pink blue and white bengal stripe (with the brown shoes??)
Harrolds thin multi-stripe, yellow, chocolate and sky on a shite background (too businessy?)
Lewin poplin check shirt, BD collar, grass-green with some yellow details
Thomas Pink blue check shirt, BD collar

I've attached a photo of the five of them together.

California Dreamer

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Originally Posted by texas_jack
I would go with the thicker Harrold's. But why black pants? I personally wouldn't do black pants and brown shoes. If you're set on black pants I would go with black shoes.
Thanks. I've added a photo, if that helps. I could do Tyrwhitt navy pants, but they are a heavier weight; could be a bit hot. Could also go beige or olive green BBs.


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I would do the first shirt in the picture with navy pants. I like the stripes, very party-ish. And brown shoes would work with both.

If I was you I would go buy some charcoal or medium grey slacks tommorow. They go with everything including the brown shoes.

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