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Shirt collars above jacket lapels

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by oneade, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. oneade

    oneade Well-Known Member

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    What does everyone here think of wearing shirt collars sitting on top of your jacket lapel?
    I spotted a couple of people doing that in a casual setting, and once recently during the day in a proper suit.

    Somehow the looks seems rather odd bringing a 70s vibe or wanne-be pimps. Not for me. But is it a look which can work with the right collar or jacket?
     
  2. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    What does everyone here think of wearing shirt collars sitting on top of your jacket lapel?
    I spotted a couple of people doing that in a casual setting, and once recently during the day in a proper suit.

    Somehow the looks seems rather odd bringing a 70s vibe or wanne-be pimps. Not for me. But is it a look which can work with the right collar or jacket?


    NO - now go & read every page of SF..[​IMG]
     
  3. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    NO - now go & read every page of SF..[​IMG]

    lol +1
     
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    Eccentric Senior member

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    Wearing shirt collars above lapels is rather like having a porcupine on the subway. I really can't be more specific than that, so lets just agree that it's a bad idea.
     
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    Spatlese Senior member

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    Wearing shirt collars above lapels is rather like having a porcupine on the subway. I really can't be more specific than that, so lets just agree that it's a bad idea.

    ???

    But no, not a good idea.
     
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    ^ Yeah, I didnt get that either.

    But yes, it is a mortal sin.
     
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    Spilotro Senior member

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    To be honest, this is the only place where I've seen anyone be dogged for it. If you can pull it off well and feel comfortable with it, do it.
     
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    The "Big-Man collar" - classic in a bad way
    Often worn in combination with Jantzen "Funky clubbing shirt" [​IMG]
     
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    Golf_Nerd Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Good example, Fuuma, it works! By the way: I love the french cinema and Romy!!!
     
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    But how much better would this look if the collar was inside the lapels? It can look ok, but I submit having the collar inside the lapels will almost always look better.

    [​IMG]
     
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    The picture here is OK (although you will want to pick your time and place for the Ascot. The world is full of people who do NOT post on clothing forums, but can affect you socially and in business.)

    Most of the time, the shirt collar over the coat collar does not work that well. Unless you are truly fashion-inspired, you would want to be careful.
     
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    Yes it works, if your in the mafia
     
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    Another stylistic abortion from the 1970's...I'd say NO 100% of the time
     
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    The only exception acceptable would be if you're wearing a leisure suit of 100% polyester.
     
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    Don't listen to anybody here. I think it definitely works. Pictures please!
     
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