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Top 4 Dress Shirts To Own

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jakeyt, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I love a great fitting solid white shirt. I could wear one almost everyday and do.
     
  2. jakeyt

    jakeyt Senior member

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    Dark grey is a must own.

    Wow. Do you guys own multiple white shirts?
     
  3. TJMAC

    TJMAC Well-Known Member

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    Seeing as that I only own 4 dress shirts. I think I have a good selection.

    -White french cuff
    -White barrel cuff
    -Light Blue barrel cuff
    -White/light blue stripe barrel cuff

    I would like to add more patterns and colors, but I just dont have the need. I maybe wear one once a month.
     
  4. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    This thread sparks an interesting question from me. Why would anyone buy or purchase a solid black shirt outside of the restaurant industry or corporate religion... er... organization?

    because they havent found SF yet so they think wearing all black is cool and fly and shit
     
  5. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    The first 5 shirts should be white. A few solid blues. Then blue/white stripes, white/grey stripes, and endless checks.
     
  6. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    • White medium spread collar with light grey pencil stripe in sea island cotton with French cuffs.
    • French blue medium spread collar poplin w-regular cuff
    • White w-blue pinstripe grid BD in broadcloth
    • Blue ginham BD in 100's
     
  7. arirang

    arirang Well-Known Member

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    This thread sparks an interesting question from me. Why would anyone buy or purchase a solid black shirt outside of the restaurant industry or corporate religion... er... organization?

    That's what I was thinking. I have a grand total of one black shirt and it gets worn maybe once a year, if that.
     
  8. Galix

    Galix Senior member

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    My basic top 4:

    1. Plain White high quality cotton
    2. Striped white - pink
    3. Striped white - blue
    4. Plain light pink
     
  9. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    White dress shirt with french cuffs
    White button down single cuff
    Blue Gingham button down with single cuff
    A Gingham in another color....
     
  10. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    1. White
    2. Blue
    3. Dark blue bengal
    4. Dark blue gingham
     
  11. skefferz

    skefferz Senior member

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    1. Light Blue End On End
    2. Light Blue Oxford
    3. Navy Bengal Stripe
    4. White Oxford
     
  12. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    I don't wear a tie often, so I only have one white shirt.

    1. White w/ barrel cuffs
    2. Light blue oxford
    3. blue hair-line stripe
    4. light lavender
     
  13. A Canuker

    A Canuker Senior member

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    How on earth could one live with a 4 shirt rotation? I have 50+ shirts and often feel as though I have a limited selection. I do find it odd that I have one black shirt that has not been worn more than three times in a few years, most likely will stay in such a place and will never be bought again.
     
  14. gladhands

    gladhands Senior member

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    White Broadcloth, spread collar
    Blue Broadcloth spread collar
    White OCBD
    Blue OCBD
     
  15. Imhoff

    Imhoff Senior member

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    How on earth could one live with a 4 shirt rotation? I have 50+ shirts and often feel as though I have a limited selection. I do find it odd that I have one black shirt that has not been worn more than three times in a few years, most likely will stay in such a place and will never be bought again.

    This is not necessarily a list of the only 4 shirts one would own, but merely a list of top 4 dress shirts one should buy first. After the top 4, you can expand to other colors and patterns with different cuffs and collars.

    Of course, many on here would be fine with just Whites/Blues and nothing else. Add color via Ties/Pocket Squares/Suits/Socks. White/Blue acting as a blank canvas.
     
  16. Egert

    Egert Senior member

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    thinman Senior member

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    This thread sparks an interesting question from me. Why would anyone buy or purchase a solid black shirt outside of the restaurant industry or corporate religion... er... organization?
    I own one black shirt and actually wore it for a charity dance performance earlier this year (with black pants and a cherry red vest). So, I bought it for dancing and have worn it once in the year I've owned it (but I was glad to have it, since I'm a difficult fit and finding any article of clothing on short notice is nearly impossible for me). Edit: In other words, I consider it costume and have never voluntarily worn it. It's just not my style.
     
  18. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    Any suggestions for a slim fitting light blue (solid) dress shirt under $65?
     
  19. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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  20. Hornswaggler

    Hornswaggler Well-Known Member

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    I think the first few should be solids:

    White dress shirt (french cuffs)
    White dress shirt (single button)
    Light blue dress shirt (either cuff)
    Pink, lavender, pale green, or ecru dress shirt (I think some kind of color, whatever it turns up being, is essential...)
     

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