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T-shirt over long-sleeve button-up?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by solzhenitsyn, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. solzhenitsyn

    solzhenitsyn Well-Known Member

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    Any tips for this look? I just got a couple of t-shirts with nice designs and want to give it a shot. I'm guessing the texture of the button-up should be more casual (not ironed). Any suggestions?
     
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    What the hell? I don't even see that on a college campus with probably the most frat guys in the nation. I don't know what it looks like but it sounds like something to be left alone.
     
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    yeah, this look is a little passe
    if you gonna do it, definitely don't do it with an ironed shirt
     
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    It's acceptable, but only if you coordinate by wearing your underwear on the outside of your pants.
     
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    Doesn't 'passe' imply that it was once acceptable?
     
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    Doesn't 'passe' imply that it was once acceptable?

    Typically it does. I think it's safe to say that this was .. never.. ever.. evvveerrr acceptable.
     
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    I hate to beat the proverbial dead horse here, but please don't do it. Unless of course you're planning to opt for the afore mentioned external underwear look. Then it's acceptable. (But not with dry denim)
     
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    solzhenitsyn Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advice. It was just an idea I was thinking about.
     
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    savage Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    a short sleeve or long? I saw a guy wearing a Tee over a polo w/ a tie.. very nice looking but he was co-ordinated HEAD 2 TOE!
     
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    I saw a guy wearing a Tee over a polo w/ a tie.

    That sounds like watching a home video with a toddler holding a baseball bat and his dad pitching the ball far too close.

    You know it ain't gonna end well.
     
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    I saw someone doing this at a restaurantlast night.
    Wasn't as bad as you'd think.
    Don't get me wrong, it looked silly, but the guy was like 15 and kinda punky so it wasn't terribly out of place.

    Didn't the guy in the Violent Femmes used to wear his shirts like this?
     
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    I, mistakingly, tried this once. It wasn't terrible though. I wore one of the black Trovata "Upperclass Aspirations" tshirts over a pretty slim fit white button down. I got two different reactions from two different female friends, one "what the hell is that?" and one compliment, haha.

    I probably had some liberty because I was doing it in orange county, where people wear stuff like that and sandals 24/7.

    Anyway, I'm going to go with the rest of the folks here and say no.
     
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    metkirk Senior member

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    T-shirt over long-sleeve button-up? Only if you roll up the sleeves of the button-up. Still it looks retarded.
     
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    I got two different reactions from two different female friends, one "what the hell is that?" and one compliment, haha.
    At least you know you have carte blanche to do everything you want to/with the second one. She obviously likes you...
     
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    Okay, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that if you want to do something like this, a possibly cool way to do it (though I hereby ruin it by talking about it on the internet) would be if you already had a real punkrock thing going on, messy black hair, skinny, pale, piercings, tats, facial scars, snarl, skinny black jeans, safetypins, etc.

    Then take a beat to hell band t-shirt (that you bought at the show, not at Hot Topic), cut/tear the arms off it, cut a big V neck, then straight down the front and make it into a vest.

    Then put on a very slim dress shirt half-tucked, skinny loosened tie, put on your gutterpunk vest and safety pin it together in front (or don't). All of the items should be from thrift stores.

    I can imagine this working for some person (not myself or anyone who would read this).

    Otherwise, no.
     

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