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#1 2017-07-16 13:20:12

Beestonplace
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Cream shirts

Can someone explain cream shirts for caucasian men in a business suit context? I never see anyone wearing them, yet the jermyn street makers all offer them.

 

#2 2017-07-16 14:09:28

Kingston1an
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Re: Cream shirts

Cream shirts are great. Not necessarily for business suits. An underrated colour IMO.

Some sellers (Ede and Ravenscroft) describe yellow as cream though. It is not.


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#3 2017-07-16 14:47:16

woofboxer
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Re: Cream shirts

I'm more for ecru than cream.


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#4 2017-07-16 22:35:15

Beestonplace
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Re: Cream shirts

So how would one wear a cream or ecru shirt, with double cuffs and a moderate spread collar? as a fairly light skinned western european man?

 

#5 2017-07-17 02:49:38

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Re: Cream shirts

^ with a grey suit? Red tie? Green tie?

It is not a huge challenge. It is fairly close to white. Possibly more flattering on a fair skin than a white shirt.


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#6 2017-07-17 02:52:18

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Re: Cream shirts

woofboxer wrote:

I'm more for ecru than cream.

Not sure I know the difference. Not sure manufacturers have strict colour descriptions either.


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#7 2017-07-17 06:52:33

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Re: Cream shirts

I never liked cream shirts...I don't like yellow shirts either. I see too many men wearing shirts that at first glance look cream only to be exposed, on closer inspection, as yellowed white shirts.


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#8 2017-07-17 12:39:28

Babbling Brooks
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Re: Cream shirts

How close are you getting fnb?

 

#9 2017-07-17 13:15:02

Beestonplace
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Re: Cream shirts

We are talking plain/poplin/double cuff cream here, not brushed cutton/tattersall

 

#10 2017-07-17 19:45:05

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Re: Cream shirts

Babbling Brooks wrote:

How close are you getting fnb?

Close enough to shake their hands.


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#11 2017-07-17 19:59:58

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Re: Cream shirts

Beestonplace wrote:

We are talking plain/poplin/double cuff cream here, not brushed cutton/tattersall

I'm alright with a cream ground for a plain or tattersall brushed cotton shirt, linen shirt or any casual shirt but for business...?

I suppose if it's extremely good quality and very well done, it can be nice. However, I think getting the right color is tricky. Mind you, youre speaking to a pink shirt man.

Notice the pile of fabrics in the inset of the link below and how the creme is trending towards a warm, distinct color; unfortunately it is discontinued. I never liked a creme so pale it looks like an aged white shirt.

https://www.acornfabrics.com/fabrics/so … -pale-pink

This creme shirt fabric is new but I am not sure I like it:

https://www.acornfabrics.com/fabrics/so … -1314.html


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#12 2017-07-18 03:36:10

Kingston1an
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Re: Cream shirts

Cream used to be much more popular in earlier decades when people would not have considered wearing a pink shirt.

Not sure why it fell out of favour.


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#13 2017-07-18 13:28:48

Beestonplace
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Re: Cream shirts

Full disclosure:

About 2006, I bought a cream H&H poplin double cuff shirt and I looked like shit on legs.

 

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