Silk or Satin Shirts?

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  1. RicoItaliano

    RicoItaliano Well-Known Member

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    Which are prefered and why Silk or Satin Dress Shirts?
     


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    May I ask what this is in aid of? Neither are really practical for daily wear, so I'd assume you have a purpose for this...
     


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    I'm wearing a silk shirt today. It's one of the toughest shirts I own.
     


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    I feel there are only a number of small occassions where a silk or satin shirt would ever be acceptable:

    - If you are a celebrity going to an awards show
    - If you own an Ozwald Boateng suit (which isn't a bad thing)

    That is it in my opinion.
     


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    I don't go clubbing. I can't imagine where else I'd need silk or satin shirts.
     


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    lawyerdad Senior member

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    I have a couple of casual silk shirts that I really like.
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    I have numerous patterned silk dress shirts that some would consider flamboyant in the Versace manner, which is what some of them are.
     


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    I recently bought a dress shirt with multi-color thin stripes made from silk. Not flamboyant, not shiny. Got lots of complements.

    But otherwise, I already lived through the 70's. Don't need to revisit it wearing shirts with a sheen.
     


  10. RicoItaliano

    RicoItaliano Well-Known Member

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    I recently bought a dress shirt with multi-color thin stripes made from silk. Not flamboyant, not shiny. Got lots of complements.

    But otherwise, I already lived through the 70's. Don't need to revisit it wearing shirts with a sheen.


    I actually like a sheen on a shirt and blazer and some pants as well, nothing too shiny but a like the look. Would I wear this to work (Self Employed)? Probably not.
     


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    malek Well-Known Member

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    Definitely silk (if i have to choose between the two)...

    edit: oops i voted satin lol... but i meant silk.
     


  12. RicoItaliano

    RicoItaliano Well-Known Member

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    May I ask what this is in aid of? Neither are really practical for daily wear, so I'd assume you have a purpose for this...

    No not for daily wear just for going out with a little bit of extra flash.
     


  13. RicoItaliano

    RicoItaliano Well-Known Member

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    I have numerous patterned silk dress shirts that some would consider flamboyant in the Versace manner, which is what some of them are.

    Question, the avatar you use, who is the guy in the picture? From a movie I might know?
     


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    I'm wearing a silk shirt today. It's one of the toughest shirts I own.

    What make of silk shirt?
     


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    I like a nice silk shirt every now and then. I think they look great with a dinner suit. James Bond did it (books) and Dennis Farina did it on Law and Order
     


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