View Full Version : what shirt color with these linen trousers??

09-06-2009, 08:36 PM
Our young Master Daniel (now 13yo) has a pair of bespoke light yellow handkerchief linen trousers being finished up, made in a 30s/40s style. He'll be wearing these for the first time to the ADSC Gatsby Summer Afternoon on 9/13. The pants have a full leg style, with a long rise, dropped thin belt loops and deep cuffs.

He has a vintage boater with a solid black ribbon. He's got a vintage bow tie in a black and charcoal raw silk.

No jacket or vest, he'll be wearing this RL cream colored linen and cotton cricket sweater with black striping.The sweater may be a bit big on him as I had to order it based on his height to get the sleeves and body long enough, not by his chest and waist measurements.

In dress shirts he already has a white with tiny (1/16 inch) tan squares with a spread collar, a solid very pale pink with pointed collar, a heavier weight oxford cloth stronger pink color with button down collar. Most of his shirts that fit him well (he's a skinny kid) are the Ralph Lauren Chaps line, Norstrom brand or their Joseph Abboud shirts.

Suggestions on dress shirt colors? Collar styles?

We're shooting for an vintage 30s Eton schoolboy look... He'll be entering the Jay Gatsby Best Dressed Gentleman Contest.

09-08-2009, 09:20 PM
I would say either pale blue, or possibly a light grey....but thats just my opinion. Good Luck!

09-08-2009, 11:05 PM
I'd choose a white cotton or linen point collar or BD collar (worn unbuttoned) shirt. Does the young gent have a pair of white bucks, perchance?