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Which shirt should i pick

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pb187, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. pb187

    pb187 New Member

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    I'm looking at the following shirts to pick for an engagement session.

    They are all under $90 and are better quality than Express 1MX.

    Which on do you like best?

    (L-R top) Armani Exchange Cotton Basic Shirt $58 - Mark Ecko, Cut and Sew Long Sleeve Slim Safari $39.99

    (L-R bottom) Zara Stretch Shirt $59.90 - 7 Diamonds 'Not Fade Away' $63.90



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  2. jammyo40

    jammyo40 Well-Known Member

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    Whatever fits you best
     
  3. skefferz

    skefferz Senior member

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    If you're the photographer's assistant, then any of these shirts is ok.
     
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  4. hyt123

    hyt123 Senior member

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    I got the vibe that the OP will be the subject/client in the pictures, not the photographer's assistant. But in the latter case, you dress how the photographer (boss) expects you to dress, and you ask if you're not sure (same advice as any workplace).
     
  5. hyt123

    hyt123 Senior member

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    Those shirts all look fine (except #4 imo, risks looking dated after a while and you generally want engagement pictures to be timeless) but it's hard to say how well they will work for you without knowing what you look like. Your complexion and contrast will be played up or played down by certain colors, and if you're getting black and white pictures done, different colors also translate to different strengths of gray tones. A general underlying rule of portrait photography is that the clothes should never overpower the face.

    Also, when you are not the only person in the picture (which is usually the case in engagement sessions, right?) then you have the additional issue of what will the other person be wearing. You need to be complementary without being matchy-matchy, and neither should overpower the other.

    It's a little complicated with so many variables, and it's one of the things stylists and wardrobe specialists are paid to take care of on high-end shoots. In your case, I wouldn't go around buying new clothes just for the session unless all your current clothes are garbage, and don't bring just one set of clothes.

    Ultimately, the best person to consult with would be your photographer. A good and experienced one will be able to size you and your SO up and tell you what will work and what won't.
     
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  6. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Shirts that fit for a start but do tell what an "engagement session" session is so that better advice may be available.
     
  7. jamesny

    jamesny Senior member

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    The Zara stretch is nice.
     

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