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White collar/cuffs on colored shirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by zjpj83, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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    The answer here are the most important two words in the art of dressing:

    it depends.

    If you say "I'd get white.." does that mean that you are an avid wearer or contrast collars/cuffs?

    If you say "Neither," does that mean that you refuse to wear them?

    Personally I don't like them except in very few circumstances. While I dont own any, I wouldn't mind it (I personally think they look great with dark thin/white striped shirts, navy or purple).
     
  2. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    ahemmm.... let me repeat, I have one very similar to that .... could you at least try to insult my shirt behind my back? [​IMG]
     
  3. gorgekko

    gorgekko Senior member

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    I know my handle is gordgekko -- or would be if I wasn't a moron -- but I have to admit that I'm not a big fan of them. Of course, I've never actually tried one on to see how it looks but I prefer shirts made from one pattern.
     
  4. STYLESTUDENT

    STYLESTUDENT Senior member

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    Certainly nothing personal, Globetrotter, as it was never my intention to use your shirt to clean up my dog. [​IMG]
     
  5. Bradford

    Bradford Senior member

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    FWIW - I kind of like the look, but I have also noticed recently that this appears to be Hugh Hefner's typical attire - every picture I've seen recently, he's in either a solid red or red-striped shirt with white collar and cuffs. OMG - I'm reading Playboy and noticing what Hef is wearing.. I don't think I'm even supposed to notice there are men in that magazine... what has the Styleforum done to me [​IMG] Bradford
     
  6. linux_pro

    linux_pro Senior member

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    I've always liked contrasting collar/cuff if worn with a good tie and subtle color/pattern. It can look stylish if done right.

    It can look good with a thinly striped gray (for a light gray effect), or a light blue or yellow, even pink, I generally prefer lighter colored stripe patterns for the shirt. I think the solids look tacky if the color is too bold, and I've rarely seen one where the tie matches well. I think the contrast between the collar and shirt is just too strong and overwhelms the jacket and tie, creating a kind of "screaming madness" effect - not sure how else to describe it. Kind of like that tie on page 1. Horrible. I mean, who would wear such a monstrosity?

    As for Heffner, has his style ever been relevant to people with jobs? I definitely would not wear a silk robe to work. I can see him with a bold red w/ contrasting collar, but he is all about leisure (playboy), so that doesn't mean it would work on me.
     
  7. Tyto

    Tyto Senior member

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    (Tyto @ Feb. 16 2005,23:38) little too Gordon Gekko for my usual dealings.
    Sir, that is an outrage.
    No offense intended: I like his wardrobe, but as I said, it just doesn't fit in the business climate that I occupy. For going out, however (the theater, etc.), I'm all for it.
     
  8. gorgekko

    gorgekko Senior member

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    None taken sir.
     
  9. Richie_Rich

    Richie_Rich Well-Known Member

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    I like them, but only with white collar as well as cuffs. Not just only the collar. I have a couple of those shirts. [​IMG] This is an Oger Napoli (shop in holland, believe thay are made bij Finamore but not sure) [​IMG] This is the Etro equivalent [​IMG]
     
  10. Panzeraxe

    Panzeraxe Senior member

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    My avatar says its cool - though I personally would never wear one
     
  11. Jordan Ross

    Jordan Ross New Member

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    Despite having staggeringly dull tastes in clothing (Brooks Brothers 1956) I do have a vague recollection of wearing them when I was considerably thinner and darker haired. My requirements for them are however:

    1. Both cuffs and collar must be white, not just the collar.
    2. Tennis collar, i.e., non-spread plain collar.
    3. Solid color body to the shirt.
    4. Never wear French Blue shirts; these are for waiters in the better white tablecloth restaurants, but are unacceptable for a gentleman.
     

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