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White Collar Dress Shirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by vincent, May 12, 2006.

  1. vincent

    vincent Senior member

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  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I personally think that they should not be worn at all, but that is my prejudice.
     
  3. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    If you don't have the neck to wear a high contrast collar, I say stay away. Those low things are wimpy.
     
  4. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    Are the shirts by RLPL typically this slim fitting or do these models have the shirts pin back tight against their bodies?
     
  5. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Unfortunately almost everyhitng on that site is pinned.
     
  6. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    I think the shirt material looks real nice with the white collar. Too bad the shirts don't actually fit like that.

    Though I usually prefer contrast collars to be accompanied by contrast French cuffs as well.
     
  7. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    Though I usually prefer contrast collars to be accompanied by contrast French cuffs as well.

    I agree with the contrasting french cuffs. I think these suits work best with a dark dressy suit, but they can work with a navy blazer and dress slacks as well.

    I think that combo on the page is awful.
     
  8. gza

    gza Senior member

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    I have that same shirt, but in solid pink rather than white-on-blue stripes. Sadly, it is not nearly as fitted on me - it's definitely pinned in the picture.
     
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    I like Rl's stuff, but that tight shirt coupled with those pleated pants make him look like a bowling pin. I usually see the collar in business environment, or maybe I'm just with the wrong crowd.
     
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    Alexander Kabbaz Senior member

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    I like Rl's stuff, but that tight shirt coupled with those pleated pants make him look like a bowling pin. I usually see the collar in business environment, or maybe I'm just with the wrong crowd.
    Are you sure that's not a pleated skirt? [​IMG]
     
  11. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I personally think that they should not be worn at all, but that is my prejudice.

    ditto
     
  12. Tomasso

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    I usually like to have worn collars/cuffs replaced at least once so that's how I've ended up with all of my contrasting collar/cuff shirts. Occasionally the original material will no longer be available making white the only option. Seems to happen most often with T&A. They're nice for a change of pace.



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  13. andrebaron

    andrebaron Active Member

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    That's a great look tomasso--A look that I favor---its not over-the-top, yet it speaks of seriousness, not foppishness.
     
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    Tomasso a good tip and great style. The ties are the same silk pattern who are they made by?
     
  15. designprofessor

    designprofessor Senior member

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    I like that purple! Just sell Ralph Lauren your picture, looks better than the ad.
     
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    josepidal Senior member

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    What would you think about having half or even almost all your dress shirts done to have white contrast collars? Or would it be too boring for people who see you everyday?

    To ask another question, do you think you could get old buttondown shirts and have them altered so they end up with white stiff spread or point collars and white French cuffs?
     
  17. globetrotter

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    What would you think about having half or even almost all your dress shirts done to have white contrast collars? Or would it be too boring for people who see you everyday?

    To ask another question, do you think you could get old buttondown shirts and have them altered so they end up with white stiff spread or point collars and white French cuffs?


    I have 3 types of dress shirts - 3 white shirts, specifically for job interviews, 20 "French" blue shirts with barrel cuffs - which I wear on a day to day basis, and something over 40 shirts with contrasting collars and cuffs, in a wide range of stripes and patters, mostly in blue but also in yellow, pink and mixed stripes. the later are my default shirts for meeting with people.

    what I want to go to, when I start replacing these shirts, is 20 blue shirts, with white collars and cuffs - and wear those for everything.
     

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