White dress shirts with colored buttons or colored button threads?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by biopower, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. biopower

    biopower New Member

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    I just did a search and couldn't find anything addressing this:

    Has anyone tried getting a plain white shirt and mixing it up with, say, red buttons across the front, collars (on button-downs), and sleeves? Let's say: plain white shirt with red buttons and white thread, or white shirt with navy buttons? I cannot find pictures of this online and wonder how it would look. Perhaps there is a good reason I have never seen or heard about this--it may look awful. I'd be interested in the thoughts of the community on this idea. I was thinking of buying these, say (http://www.ebay.com/itm/200pcs-Roun...ltDomain_0&hash=item5889b0636a#ht_2537wt_1365) and taking a shirt down to the local seamstress to have them refit a plain white shirt with a stack of, say, red or pink buttons. Thoughts?
     


  2. musicguy

    musicguy Senior member

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    Only other color buttons I would ever get on a white shirt is black. You can do what you want though.
     
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  3. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    oysters dont come in blue, or red
     


  4. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    On a casual shirt they look a little ... cowboy.

    On a formal shirt the buttons are covered by the tie, so you're better off weaving your name into your underpants for all the good it will do.
     


  5. joeman

    joeman Senior member

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    maybe they can dye those.
     


  6. FlyingMonkey

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    Is this Wright again?
     


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