The one-shirt wardrobe (most versatile shirt?)

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  1. anon

    anon Senior member

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    No, this isn't a Foof thing.

    What one shirt would you find to be the most versatile for business/business-casual wear? If you had only 1 shirt and it would be worn with a suit (charcoal or navy, pinstriped) or a blue blazer, or with khakis without a jacket but ALWAYS with a tie, how would it be configured?

    Also, would you go with something like an oxford cloth or end-on-end?
     
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    Thread Killer Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a fan of the khakis/tie/no jacket combo, but nothing is more versatile than a white spread collar shirt. It goes with literally everything.

    Not the most interesting item in the world, but that's another story.
     
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    Need you even ask? White shirt spread collar!
     
  4. anon

    anon Senior member

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    Need you even ask? White shirt spread collar!
    I almost left it off because I'm looking to get another shirt and already have the white spread collar [​IMG] the real debate (for me) is between white button down, blue spread collar, and blue button down. if it makes any difference in opinion, this shirt will be worn with a medical student's white coat.
     
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    Light blue twill, medium spread collar.

    Regards.
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not to betray my beloved white shirts, but I might well pick my blue-and-white striped buttondown. Would look good with a white coat.
     
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    Blue BD.
     
  8. anon

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    uh oh, the buttondown is gaining popularity.

    thoughts of the blue buttondown with a suit? I'm thinking the white spread would be preferred, but is the blue buttondown heresy?
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    uh oh, the buttondown is gaining popularity.

    thoughts of the blue buttondown with a suit? I'm thinking the white spread would be preferred, but is the blue buttondown heresy?


    Not if you're a Trad, or if you enjoy a well-chosen heresy.

    If you want to drive the forum really crazy, wear it with the collar buttons undone. Good times, good times.
     
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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    If you want to drive the forum really crazy, wear it with the collar buttons undone. Good times, good times.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. anon

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    Not if you're a Trad, or if you enjoy a well-chosen heresy.

    If you want to drive the forum really crazy, wear it with the collar buttons undone. Good times, good times.

    I'm one of the people it drives crazy [​IMG] I really do need a nice blue shirt, but just can't decide between buttondown and spread. Hmmm. thanks for all the voting & opinions, guys!
     
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    Spread! Spread! Spread!
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm one of the people it drives crazy [​IMG]

    I really do need a nice blue shirt, but just can't decide between buttondown and spread. Hmmm.

    thanks for all the voting & opinions, guys!


    Try it, just once. Wear your freedom on your collar. You won't look back.

    Trust me.
     
  14. anon

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    Try it, just once. Wear your freedom on your collar. You won't look back.

    Trust me.

    I love the peace of mind that comes with my collar being buttoned down. I know it's not flopping wildly. I know it's not misshapen. Unbuttoning a collar that was made to be buttoned would just drive me insane.
     
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    if we're talking versatility, the thought of a spread collar without a tie upsets me a lot more than the thought of a button-down with a suit (which doesn't upset me much at all ...)
     

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