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INFEASIBLE: Boring contrasts
Allen Edmonds Weybridge
Feasible: Contrast with deep colors
Word of caution: I never said contrast-collar shirts were easy, I’m just saying they’re not lost causes and that, yes, some men can rock them.
INFEASIBLE: Cashmere for the sake of cashmere polos
Gray Etro Knit Polo
(From Neiman Marcus)
Why is this shirt cashmere? It’s dull-colored, weirdly cut on the sleeves, has too many buttons…in fact, why the hell would anyone buy a polo made of cashmere to begin with? It won’t keep you warm for damn sure. And, pray tell, why is it listed as $400?! This piece just confuses the hell out of me.
Friends, cashmere is undoubtedly a marvelous, versatile material. But just because something is made out of cashmere, it doesn’t warrant an “Oh my God, I need it!” response. Would you buy cashmere underwear? In other words, don’t buy something with being cashmere as it’s sole selling point.
Feasible: Well-made, colorful cotton polos
Ionian Short Sleeved Stripe Polo
(Brought to you by Context)
This is a great fucking shirt. I love the subtle horizontal stripes, the boldness of the blue, how the sleeves only hug the arms a little bit at the ends…and today it’s only $100. Now I agree: it’s easier for a product to be shoddy when it’s cotton than if it’s cashmere…but this piece is clearly put together very well.
Find a possible price break for polos or even cashmere by using a current Macys promotional code.
I think plaid is ugly, period. However, some people I hold in high regard maintain that plaid can be fashionable – this is for you crazy diamonds. INFEASIBLE:
Sun crest plaid shirt
I think plaid is ugly, period. However, some people I hold in high regard maintain that plaid can be fashionable – this is for you crazy diamonds.
INFEASIBLE:Plaid with bold colors
That being said, there are some pieces of plaid I will never, ever approve of, mainly plaid that tries not to be plain and rustic. If you wore something like the above shirt, you’d look like a psychedelic farmer and might as well rock an Ed Hardy trucker hat and complete the ensemble of shit. I know Men’s Style loves this vibrant checkered junk, but how many times have I told you they should be lobotomized? For the record my good men: Neon plaid is not ha-ha ironic, it’s “Believe it or not, I don’t know any better” ironic.
Feasible: Cool, rural colored plaid
Ages Funnel Neck Overshirt American Madras
(Brought to you by Context)
Brown, rusty red…these are the shades I and you associate (and should continued to do so) with livestock, Texas, and ho-downs. As an added bonus, the quality mending of this Shades of Greige shirt isn’t something you’d find at a Walmart 100 miles outside of Dallas.
I guess there’s SOME appeal to dressing a little country from time to time; Heath Ledger did, Johnny Cash did – and they did okay!…sometimes.
INFEASIBLE: Buttoning up piqued shirts
Grey J. Lindeberg Polo
Polo’s are meant to be left open. Otherwise, you end up looking like a tightwad that calls up mommy and asks what to wear to classes at Lawrenceville that day.
Feasible: Pique polos with single buttoning
J. Lindeberg Sportswear Fitted Pique Polo
(Brought to you by Tobi)
With just that slight adjustment, now we can appreciate a JL shirt. With the collar propped properly, the center seam looks much better and, for whatever reason, their respectably tiny logo looks less like a stain as a result. Also, chicks totally dig red these days so BUY IT.
INFEASIBLE: Really flamboyant shirts featuring flowers
It’s cool to be a little fabulous from time to time. Pieces like this, however, spill over the fruit brim of the flamboyancy cup. No in their right mind should wear something as blinding as this. And, of course, Men.Style loved this. Amazed.
Feasible: Black shirt with sparse floral elements
(Brought to you by GoodOrient.com)
Yeah, this isn’t the best shirt for spring or summer, but I would love to wear something like this in on a late August night near the beach with a light grey skarf. Linen’s also not the best fabric in the world, but if some occasion calls for flowery shirts, whatareyagonnado.