He at least looks passable, but the shirt still looks cheap and dated. Complement the trend with gold necklace and earrings.
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A harmonious outfit is all about delicate contrasts--about subtle phrasing colors, patterns, and textures to create a coherent whole. Bold solid shirts like these are overpowering and destroy the coherence of the whole, no matter what you do with the fit, the suit and the tie. It would be like putting a heavy metal guitar into a reggae song, or a trombone into a metal song. Even if you have a darker complexion, it's difficult to make shirts like this really work. Also unlike the guy in the first picture with his green shirt, you frequently can use a contrasted collar to pull off a blue, pastel yellow, or pink shirt and still look quite good.
The key is just to have something to break up that wall of color. And even when the shirt and the suit fit well and are worn with a trendier cut and pattern, the look still falls flat. The black shirt is something you see sometimes too , especially on celebrities. I think that in a limited number of circumstances, this CAN look good. I honestly think it only works because they are all doing it. An outfit like this also is less versatile, limited to night clubs and dinner parties.
Avoid at all costs! Lighter solids and gentler colors can work well. For instance light blue is always a safe, classic choice. I recently got a job offer after from an interview where I wore a light blue shirt with a navy suit. A pale lavender shirt can look great too, although you probably shouldn't wear it to an interview. Finally, light pink looks very nice as well.
Pink is actually a pretty versatile though n. You can even go a bit darker than LeBron's "is-it-white-or-is-it-pink" shirt and it will still look okay , although go to far, and you will be in trouble like this guy is.
Also, skin tone does make a difference. As a pasty white guy, I realize that black people can wear colors I could never get away with--case in point Rajon Rondo. I also am frequently amazed at how Shannon Sharpe manages to pull off some of the things that he wears. And I think, that even he probably realizes he's treading in precarious territory , but somehow, he pulls it off. I can't tell you how he makes it work, but he does. Maybe everything just works better when you have three superbowl rings to accessorize.
Bold colors have their place and can look great--but if you are wearing a suit, the color should not be solid covering the whole shirt. Instead, use the strong color in a pattern, and it will look much better. Here's another example of how putting a hot color in a pattern, rather than the whole shirt, subdues it a little bit and makes the outfit look great note that this guy's tie and suit are saved from being too monochromatic by the flash of color in his tie tack and pocket square!
Don't wear a dress shirt that is a bold solid color. If you are going to go solid, go with a pale color or a gentle color. If you are going to go bold, don't go solid--use a pattern or texture. And indeed, like any rule of fashion, this rule is just a guideline and a general rule that you will always look good if you follow. But this is fashion. Rules like this are made to be broken. I still can't decide if that guy looks good though because of his hair and the filter on the camera though, or if his outfit actually looks good.
Indeed, a bright red shirt can be iconic, for example, on Michael Jackson. But the odds are that this only looks good because Michael Jackson is wearing it, and it's part of his signature look.
His son, Prince, tried to emulate it and ended up looking like a goon. As an analogy, Michael Jackson also had a Jheri curl. You should probably not have a Jheri curl. Similarly, Johnny Cash was known famously as the man in black. Since then many other country singers continue to look great in black on black. But again, they are cowboys and this is part of their signature look. Most of us will probably fail if we try to pull this off.
This is just my opinion, but I thin it is a good general rule, and at the very least, you won't look bad! LeBron James's shirt might actually be white. I really can't tell. Sometimes pink is like that. If it has that sheen to it, stay FAR the fuck away from it, because you're going to look like a mannequin at Express. I think oxford shirts can be worn in whatever color. I've actually always felt that Saul somehow makes the garishness of his outfits work. It's like part of his character.
I remember the first time I saw him I thought, the man knows how to wear a suit. I think a persons personality has a lot to do with how an outfit works for them. You can say this picture of this guy looks bad, or this outfit looks bad on him, but you might me the guy, and somehow his personality backs up the shirt or pants, or suit, or slightly wacky patterned tie..
I understand this guide for people maybe just trying to learn basics, which is a great way to start, but it's important to remember to not completely disregard a certain piece of clothing, because someone told you it doesn't work for you. If you can wear it and love it, and wear it like you love it, the confidence that comes with it will outshine the shirt, and that look will simply become yours.
I've been watching a lot of Breaking Bad lately, and Saul came straight to mind when I got to the part about red shirts. It's borderline because you almost don't notice it. The ensemble is not good, but it's also not "worse than bad. Who upvotes this shit? If you like 'em, no reason to not wear 'em. I inherited several 1mx shirts from my brother, but they're all in darker colors, such as grey, blue or purple. Great shirts, but I do wish they were lighter colors. White, creme, light blue, pale lavender, light pink, olive green, gray, pale green, etc.
They fit great and as long as you follow the care label and line dry them they should last a while as well. Just avoid the fuchsia, teal, orange, firetruck red, etc. Because some guy on the internet cherry picked a bunch of pics that fit his argument? Those are some decent quality shirts that can be worked into an outfit with some creativity, provided you didn't get the lime green and hot pink varieties. I have similar bold colored dress shirts. Specifically a purple and blue. Nothing wrong with wearing them casual I think.
On a suit I can imagine them being a little silly though I suppose. I wore a bright-ish blue shirt last year to a job interview and now work at that company. Where's your god now? I actually did work at Best Buy while in college, but now I'm a data analyst for a large consulting firm. Probably the same place where people giving fashion advice can't tell the difference between dark blue and royal blue.
Bolder colors and blacks can sometimes work, but they should almost exclusively be worn in casual situations at night. I understand what you're going for--really, I do. Having said that, I'd respectfully disagree, or at least caution you about the sweeping pronouncement that bold solid colors which not all of the shirts you displayed are are "no-go", en toto.
I find this mindset to be very ossified and limiting in my shirt choices. What is correct is that with more bold solids in the shirt can limit the versatility and flexibility one has with the other components, thereby boosting the "difficulty level" of putting together a balanced look.
Again, my opinion only, but I think this needlessly constrains what may be excellent choices for some men at some times--and isn't it the issue that comparatively speaking, we already suffer from significantly fewer clothing choices than the fairer sex? As a newb, op's links were really helpful in understanding what he's describing as good and bad. Any chance you could provide some examples of what you consider to be a well balanced look with a bold shirt color?
Not that Id try to pull it off myself; I'm just curious what you mean. For every example of a dark, bold dress shirt looking good that you can find, I'm confident that I could find ten where it looks bad. Of the ones that do look good, I'm confident that a dress shirt of a different color would almost certainly look better and optimization is a huge component of dressing well.
If I said "always wear your seatbelt! Sometimes not wearing a seatbelt is the correct choice. That doesn't mean that it's needlessly constraining to advise people to wear their seatbelt. So yes, in rare instances, a bold dress shirt can look good. But in the vast and I mean vast majority of cases it will not look good. And when it does look good, as OP said, there's probably something else that would look better.
Always wear your seatbelt. But, I notice that you don't have a five-point harness in your car. Aren't they more robust and secure read: Yet, you still wear it when driving Could it be that for the car that you're driving, and the driving "use case" that you find yourself in most, it is the most appropriate belt solution for you?
If you were a high-risk, extreme race car driver, had a Maserati, or an off-road vehicle, you might find the five-point harness the appropriate belting solution. If you feel the safer choice is more appropriate for you, it is more appropriate for you. Better is a subjective term.
Blanket, un-nuanced statements that were the origin of this discussion are not telling the whole story--that's all that is being said. Wear what you will, and wear it with confidence-- that will go further than quibbling about the intensity of a color anyday. I see the OP significantly revised and added to his post. It walks back the "never" and acknowledges possibilities of bold working, so I upvoted it, if it's worth knowing to anyone. Yeah, I couldn't agree more.
While reading the entire OP, I just kept thinking to myself, "why is he telling me what to wear? I appreciate his opinion but what if I don't agree? Imperfect analogy and somewhat poor OP examples aside it doesn't help that they all appear to be wearing black suits with their bright shirts , I agree with definitelynotaspy that I can't think of any situation where there wouldn't be a better looking choice than a jewel-tone type shirt.
Just to show that it can look good if you do it right. No, I'm not assuming that everything is only directed at white males. I'm clearly stating that certain colors of clothing work better with certain complexions, just like the OP mentioned, and I'm clarifying that for this photo in case anyone was wondering. That is darker than perhaps I would wear, but this guy pulls it off because it's not the midnight royal blue, which is the one you need to steer clear from! I didn't hate it either.
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