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Top 4 Dress Shirts To Own

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

  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Foo I admire your ability to always be difficult, but I certainly see your point. I feel the white barrel cuff fills a niche of when I'm wearing the political uniform (for interviews and such) where I dont want to offend anyone with my french cuffs. I suppose a white pinpoint oxford would be even better in that situation, but I enjoy my spread collars.

    Difficult? I was trying to make things as easy as possible.
     
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    White, Light Blue, Champagne, Mint
     
  3. SkinnyGoomba

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    Difficult? I was trying to make things as easy as possible.

    Just busting Foo, I like your minimalistic views. Your views have helped to streamline my wardrobe.
     
  4. thinman

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    I really dislike the thought of a barrel-cuffed white shirt. Personally, I'd find it useless. If I need to wear a white shirt--to be ultra-business formal or for going out to dinner--I'd wear French cuffs to express the increased level of formality. When would barrel cuffs make sense? If I don't need to be that formal, I'd wear a blue shirt to begin with.
    Barrel cuffs make sense for a white OCBD. Whether or not an OCBD should be one of only four shirts is a separate debate.
     
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    1. Solid white, barrel cuff, Cutaway
    2. Solid light blue, barrel cuff, Spread
    3. Solid light pink / lavender, barrel cuff, Cutaway
    4. Light pink/blue small (gingham) checks, Spread
    5. -just because - Thick light blue butcher stripes with white cutaway and french cuffs
     
  6. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    How about top 4 shirts to wear with a white labcoat? I feel like a white shirt under a white labcoat looks a bit silly.

    Inherently a more casual setting, so colors and patterns you like and look good on you. If you're wearing ties, stick to lighter stuff, simply because a tie lighter than the shirt nearly always looks bad. If not, go nuts. Maroons with stripes. Bottle green. Hell, even the ever shunned black shirt.

    Basically, buy stuff you like that falls within the bounds of propriety for where you're working. Surgeon at a high end clinic is going to be different then chemical engineer playing around deep in a lab somewhere.
     
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    I'm with this furry friend here.

    If you can only have 4 shirts, might as well be all white.

    1. Broad cloth spread collar, barrel cuff
    2. OCBD
    3. Broadcloth cutaway, double cuff.
    4. Whatever.

    White shirts are as versatile as you can get. Dress up, dress down, whatever. Lacking character? That's what accessories are for.
     
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    Is a very light blue or gray a good alternative for white on business occasions? I try to avoid white shirts as much as possible.
     
  11. RSS

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    For me personally ...

    1. light blue and white gingham check (fine pattern)
    2. medium blue and white gingham check (medium pattern)
    3. light blue and white herringbine (fine pattern)
    4. white (damn those funerals)
     
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  12. Agatha Crusty

    Agatha Crusty Senior member

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    I'd go for the light blue shirt: enough contrast from the white coat, but not too much of a contrast.
     
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    Agree with numer 2 and 4 ...

    Pink solid and thin blue stripes...
     
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    I could live with your choices.
     

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