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Wearing contrast collar casually?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by betep, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. betep

    betep Well-Known Member

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    What do you guys think? I'm talking chinos + rolled up sleeves
     


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    Makoto Chan Senior member

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    Jackie Treehorn Senior member

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    A few years back this was all the rage in the fashion world, though it seems to have subsided. I'm still a big fan of contrast collars, though, and, while they seem to burst into and out of popular trends, they will remain a timeless choice in my book.

    The real brilliance of the contrast collar, IMO, is that it will permit a man whose complexion is flattered by white to pull off a very wide range of colors that otherwise may not suit him quite as well.
     
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  4. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Not a fan.
     


  5. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Nope - don't do it. At least not if it's made from a 'dress shirt' fabric.

    Same is true of a solid color shirt - if the fabric is poplin or other 'flat weave' it just looks wrong with casual trousers.

    Oxford cloth or something with a texture is fine - but you aren't going to find many contrast collar shirts in textured fabrics.
     


  6. minervau

    minervau Senior member

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    Keep it for suits.
     


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    addedfuel Senior member

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    I love contrast collar but with suits.
     


  8. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The last time anyone pulled this off was in late 60's Rolling Stones PR pics. And, not with sleeves rolled up.
     


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    trum01 Senior member

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    Wearing contrast collars AT ALL? Always reminds me of the lovely gents from Boston Legal.
     


  10. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    I had to do this once because I couldn't do laundry and all I had available was a contrast collar shirt. Don't do it, it looks awful. I had to buy another shirt that day [​IMG]
     


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    I did it yesterday: jeans, contrast collar, linen sc, suede saddle shoes. Imma Bowse.
     


  12. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Well at least you were wearing a SC. OP was talking about rolled up sleeves...
     


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    joe4u Well-Known Member

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    A coworker used to wear contrast collar everyday it was silly. So no, not really a huge fan either here.
     


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