Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Urban Hip = Black Suit + ... what?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by J. Cogburn, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. J. Cogburn

    J. Cogburn Senior member

    Messages:
    654
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Just had my new, 90% mohair tonik black suit delivered from my tailor (William Field - pics to come) and I'm now ready to hit urban night spots in markedly better style than was the case yesterday. But what shirt to wear when in, say, a night club? I want to signal hip, fun, and style while standing out.

    My initial thoughts are (a) grey stripes on a white ground shirt with white collar and white french cuffs, (b) some bold multi-colored striped shirt, or (c) some paisley or flower shirt in black & white or grey & white (a bold color here might look to "Hawaian").

    My instinct is to lose the plain white shirt because it would look like I simply came from the office after taking off the tie (not that I would wear such a suit to the office, but to the vast hordes of humanity, that's how it would appear and that's not the vibe I want to give off).

    What does the style colective have to say?
     


  2. JDMills

    JDMills Senior member

    Messages:
    223
    Likes Received:
    30
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2010
    Personally I'd do the paisley (not like Hawaian paisley but something muted) maybe some shade of grey rather than the contrast, I think contrast collard shirts can look douchey sometimes.
     


  3. robinsongreen68

    robinsongreen68 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,127
    Likes Received:
    2,149
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    dont try too hard here. if you've got the suit right (ie hopefully not office-y in cut) then a plain white shirt is best, perhaps slightly textured. white is great to wear in semi dark bars/clubs, it makes you stand out already in that lighting. if you are any kind of halfway handsome man then black suit/white shirt is a winner with the ladies. undo a few buttons, look louche but stylish, profit.
     


  4. David Reeves

    David Reeves Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    3,124
    Likes Received:
    2,078
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Location:
    New York
    White shirt, gun metal or silver tie.

    white shirt, white tie?

    Tie slide and pocket square essential.
     


  5. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,995
    Likes Received:
    267
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2010
    I will go for white shirt..... a high Italian collar one, French cuffs, contrasting cuff knots
    White PS
    No tie
    Shaved
    put some fragrance

    WIN
     


  6. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Senior member

    Messages:
    2,651
    Likes Received:
    485
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    Location:
    Keyboard War Room
    So you don't want to look like you came staright from the office, but you're considering a contrast collar and cuffs 'bank manager' shirt? Interesting!

    Check out Modern Tailor's 'magic blue' - the pics don't really do it justice, it's a tonic royal blue/purple which may be 'de trop' for a tonic suit but IMO there's really no such thing as a tonic black suit so it may work well. Anything but the bank manager suit. I'm with David Reeves et al, white shirt and silver tie or do 'the Clooney' without the tie, just don't do 'the Tom Ford' unbuttoned to the waist.
     


  7. JakeLA

    JakeLA Senior member

    Messages:
    348
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2007
    silver tie = wedding party
     


  8. Brogued

    Brogued Senior member

    Messages:
    322
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Location:
    Chicago
    silver tie = wedding party


    The people at the club don't know this.
     


  9. D Yizz

    D Yizz Senior member

    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Location:
    Puerto Rico
    dont try too hard here... a plain white shirt is best, perhaps slightly textured. white is great to wear in semi dark bars/clubs, it makes you stand out already in that lighting. if you are any kind of halfway handsome man then black suit/white shirt is a winner with the ladies. undo a few buttons, look louche but stylish, profit.

    This. You can get white shirts with pretty intricate texturing, some of which look good, others, slightly tacky. You decide.
     


  10. pvrhye

    pvrhye Senior member

    Messages:
    1,757
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2010
    Location:
    화곡동 - Seoul
    White shirt and black with white pin-dot tie.
     


  11. hmmurdock

    hmmurdock Senior member

    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    giorgio armani t-shirt with the label hanging outside for all to see
     


  12. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

    Messages:
    18,322
    Likes Received:
    1,951
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Location:
    Central Booking
    white shirt. gold chains. no undershirt.
     


  13. blahman

    blahman Senior member

    Messages:
    4,559
    Likes Received:
    371
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Location:
    3rd Rock From the Sun
    ^^^ make sure it's also shiny and skin tight with heaps of pulling at the buttons. It shows that you're tanky as phuck.

    What about a white shirt with contrast on the underside of/behind the placket?
     


  14. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

    Messages:
    10,271
    Likes Received:
    483
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2006
    Location:
    Hobart, IN
    mustard yellow vneck tshirt. Target has them.
     


  15. apolishedman

    apolishedman Active Member

    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2011
    i'd go with white shirt and slim black tie. can't go wrong with that look.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by