Top 4 Dress Shirts To Own

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  1. jakeyt

    jakeyt Senior member

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    So Maxim and Askmen.com have a list of the top 5 dress shirts to own.

    Maxim writes to own
    1. A white dress shirt
    2. A light blue dress shirt
    3. A pink/lavender dress shirt
    4. A black and white checkered dress shirt

    Askmen.com writes to own a
    1. A white Zegna dress shirt
    2. Light Blue Armani Collezioni dress shirt
    3. A Baker grey shirt and
    4. A Gucci black shirt

    Your thoughts?

    Personally, I think a white, sky blue, blue on white striped shirt, and some derivative thereof are shirts to own.

    Feel free to chime in [​IMG]
     


  2. Imhoff

    Imhoff Senior member

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    1. White dress shirt (solid)
    2. Light Blue dress shirt (solid)
    3. Light Pink/Lavender dress shirt (solid)
    4. Royal Blue gingham button down

    Would be happy with these in my closet and nothing else. Well, maybe swap Light Blue with Lavender and Light Pink at #3.
     


  3. WorkingOnIt

    WorkingOnIt Senior member

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    My top 4:
    1. White (solid)
    2. Light Blue (solid)
    3. Mauve/Lavender (solid)
    4. Black (black striped) - for the casual nights
     


  4. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    Forget Askmen. <-> who says we should own a particular brand?

    Maxim have a better indication.

    My Top 4:
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    White (Solid)
    Light Blue (Solid)
    White with Blue Pinstripe
    Blue with white pinstripe

    You could replace stripes with checks, I find vertical stripes better since I do not wear stripe sport coats or pants.
     


  5. IsteRed

    IsteRed Senior member

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    My top 4 is

    White(solid)
    Light blue(solid)
    Light pink(solid)
    Multi-colored paisley silk
     


  6. marg

    marg Senior member

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    solid white (both spread and polo collars)
    solid light blues
    stripes/checks/gingham in blues
    patterns in other colors, but still very conservative

    I have pink dress shirts, but I don't think of them as tops in my rotation like I did a few years ago when it was more of a statement.
     


  7. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    If I owned only four dress shirts (or were starting a collection with the first four), they'd be 2 whites and 2 light blue solids. Maybe even 1 white and 3 light blues.

    I wouldn't even start to consider patterns until I were on my 8th shirt or so.
     


  8. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    white
    white
    white
    white
     


  9. bringusingoodale

    bringusingoodale Senior member

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    white
    white
    white
    white


    Dude, come on. I know you've read enough of SF to know that you need some colors (by which I mean blue [​IMG] )

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  10. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    IMO

    1) white
    2) light blue
    3) blue stripe on white
    4) slightly fancier, e.g. pink, lavender, blue with white stripe, gingham check in any conservative color, etc.

    However, if I were wearing dress shirts 4 days of the week, Don Carlos is closer to what I'd have: 2 white and 2 light blue. If I were wearing suits to work every weekday, I'd get a combination of 5 white and light blue shirts before buying patterns or other colors (I might get 1-2 white-on-white textured shirts to be daring, though ;-) )
     


  11. AlexE

    AlexE Senior member

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    Color choice not exactly much different from what was there before
    1) white - spread collar, french cuffs
    2) light blue - spread collar, french cuffs
    3) light pink - spread collar, french or barrel cuffs
    4) medium blue with white stripes - medium spread collar, barrel cuffs

    Brands...does not matter, but they should fit perfectly
     


  12. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    1. White
    2. Light Blue
    3. Light Blue
    4. Light Blue
     


  13. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    b&w check = [​IMG]
     


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    1. White
    2. Light Blue
    3. Light Blue
    4. Light Blue


    This or I could even go all light blue.
     


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    1. plain white (barrel cuff)
    2. plain white (double cuff)
    3. plain light blue (barrel or double cuff)
    4. plain dark shirt, e.g. black (barrel or duble cuff)
     


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