what should I wear under a black v neck sweater?

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  1. fatjoez

    fatjoez New Member

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    Hey there

    Going out to town tonight. Got a new black v neck sweater but having trouble deciding what to wear underneath!

    I'm tossing up between

    A plain white t shirt
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    A plain, Olive Green Business Shirt

    I think the business shirt looks better but what do you guys think?

    Trying to go for an italian style look here... Formal yet casual..

    Suggestions?
     
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    black collared shirt
     
  3. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    black collared shirt

    Two different tones of black = likely to mismatch = likely not to look good.
    Black sweater + olive green = cold colour + warm colour = not likely to look good.

    Best would be imho a chocolate brown sweater with the olive green shirt... or a beige v-neck. I think that black clothing in general rarely looks good since it doesn't harmonize with most complexions.
    But since the sweater is not to be discussed I'd say go with the white tee.
     
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    alliswell Senior member

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    White button-up shirt. Freshly ironed, and the crisper the better.
     
  5. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Olive green under black? That can't possibly turn out well. Go with the white shirt. Then go buy some non-black sweaters so you don't have this problem later.
     
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    Hey there

    Going out to town tonight. Got a new black v neck sweater but having trouble deciding what to wear underneath!

    I'm tossing up between

    A plain white t shirt
    or
    A plain, Olive Green Business Shirt

    I think the business shirt looks better but what do you guys think?

    Trying to go for an italian style look here... Formal yet casual..

    Suggestions?




    Of your two options, I would pick the dress shirt. I like the button down and/or shirt/tie under sweater look, myself.
     
  7. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Oops, I thought the white shirt was a shirt shirt, not a T-shirt. Huh. Then I don't like either of your options.
     
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    GeorgePaul Senior member

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    I'm amazed that people think that black clashes with olive green. It doesn't.
     
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    mt_spiffy Senior member

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    I didnt think it did either, but there are plenty of rules of style that I dont know. Or follow.
     
  10. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    I dislike white t's under dark sweaters and I have no idea why you'd wear olive green.

    Get a dark navy tshirt or a bright color that pops.
     
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    White button-up shirt. Freshly ironed, and the crisper the better.

    I agree. I don't think t-shirt under a V-neck sweater would look right no matter what colour you're weating. You could also go with a nice light blue.
     
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    I dislike white t's under dark sweaters and I have no idea why you'd wear olive green.

    Get a dark navy tshirt or a bright color that pops.


    I like this idea. Just make sure the t-shirt isn't a 3 year-old rag from the Gap that has been washed 100 times. Or one of those 3-pack cheapos. Those are only good when you don't see them.

    Also olive green could work, depending on your skin tone, and if there was a pattern in it.
     

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