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the solid black button-down shirt

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by dmass1, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. srgprod

    srgprod Senior member

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    Polo Ralph Lauren makes a two pocket button down in custom fit that looks like workwear. That one is awesome because it has a worker more casual vibe. Its from this season..
     


  2. DLester

    DLester Senior member

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    So many people think that black is a FaShUN! shirt color that you will inevitably run into several other people wearing one when you are out, including the bartenders. which can be annoying. "brah we are wearin the same shirt brah! Brah!!" I personally like black (not so much in shirts but in everything else) and would be happy if no one else wore it.
     


  3. wmmk

    wmmk Senior member

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    I prefer black turtlenecks.
     


  4. ConcernedParent

    ConcernedParent Senior member

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    I prefer black turtlenecks.

    Aspiring beatnik? Or closeted homo?
     


  5. rennavate

    rennavate Senior member

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    What's worse than black dress shirts is black dress shirts worn with ties... UGH. I don't think I've ever seen a black shirt and tie work.

    The other week it was my friend's birthday and we all went out to this dueling piano bar for the night, and he (the birthday boy) wore a black dress shirt and beige Burberry tie. It was ghastly.
     


  6. Anthony Oliver

    Anthony Oliver New Member

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    A black shirt without a tie would be best button down, I think a regular classic collar with no tie has the potential create an untidy look. This is an off the peg shirt from Oliver Sydney
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  7. Nil

    Nil Senior member

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    The only real outfit I'd dig a black button up with is when paired with some sharp tapered dark navy trousers. You get a dope black/navy combo that way so you avoid the waiter steez.
     


  8. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    Wash your black shirts enough and voila, you have a charcoal shirt. Problem(s) solved.
     


  9. bows1

    bows1 Senior member

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    Wash your black shirts enough and voila, you have a charcoal shirt. Problem(s) solved.

    or you could just not buy one in the first place.

    Black is good in everything but a button up.
     


  10. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Senior member

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    I have a black shirt that's kind of a going out go-to when I feel lazy. I pair it with either plaid pants, or faded jeans + a gray blazer. Def gonna try to shy away from it; only reason it's a go-to for me is because it fits well & looks good on me
     


  11. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

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    One thing that might work is a solid colored crewneck or shallow/narrow v-neck undershirt (SF approval is fuzzy on this one) in a color that picks up at another point I'm the fit (contrast stitching on denim/shoe accents or laces/belt accent maybe?)
     


  12. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Senior member

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    One thing that might work is a solid colored crewneck or shallow/narrow v-neck undershirt (SF approval is fuzzy on this one) in a color that picks up at another point I'm the fit (contrast stitching on denim/shoe accents or laces/belt accent maybe?)
    If you're at a bar or typical dimly lit NY venue, details like denim stitching colors & even major points like belt/shoe color are lost. However, it will be clear that you're wearing a black button up.
     


  13. Mauro

    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I believe I am sold out of ALL my black shirts. Someone is buyig them!
     


  14. ahjota

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    I have a few black shirts that are mostly used when I'm traveling abroad, in Latin America or in Asia. Feels more natural that way.
     


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    One thing that might work is a solid colored crewneck or shallow/narrow v-neck undershirt (SF approval is fuzzy on this one) in a color that picks up at another point I'm the fit (contrast stitching on denim/shoe accents or laces/belt accent maybe?)

    undershirts are for children.
     


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