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Shirt wardrobe "philosophy"

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by alchimiste, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. alchimiste

    alchimiste Senior Member

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    Do you expect each of your shirts to be suitable to more or less precise clothes in a more or less precise setting? E.g. some shirts in conservative colors/patterns with spread collar and French cuffs for suits, more fashion forward shirts for evening wear, still another kind for sport jackets, etc. I.e. when you buy a shirt you know when and with what you'll wear it.
    Or do you want your shirts to be as verstaile as possible? I.e. when you buy a shirt you want to be able to wear it with about anything for any occasion.

    Mathieu
     


  2. Kent Wang

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    It seems like your shirt-buying philosophy depends on the state of your wardrobe. If you already have 10 versatile shirts, then you should start buying special ones.
     


  3. alchimiste

    alchimiste Senior Member

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    I tend to agree. I ask because I am in the middle of a paradigm shift [​IMG] I notice that I rarely wear one of my best (and most expensive) shirts because it is not quite suitable w/o a suit and I seldom wear a suit. So the latest shirts I bespake were more finely tuned and I start thinking in terms of kinds of shirts depending on when and with what I'd wear them. Mathieu
     


  4. bachbeet

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    I have enough shirts with different fabrics and colors that I have a versatile collection. I wear suits, sportcoats and casual at work, so I just mix it up depending on what I want to wear. I choose the night before so that I don't waste time in the a.m.

    Speaking of which, I ordered another white shirt just now. After reading all the positives about TM LEwin, I thought I'd give it a try. I ordered a Super 140 herringbone. I figured at half price it would be a good deal. It was french cuff and that's fine. I do wish they offered more button cuffs.
     


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