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What shirt for my husband?

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BagofHolly Mon 18-Jul-11 10:13:56

Hes a fashion refusnik but we have a formal garden party thing coming up and I've persuaded him to wear beige chino- type trousers and a navy linen jacket. What shirt though? He's a big, big man - think tall hefty (and comfortably portly) rugby type, but of a tum.
And what cour shoes? Black or brown
Cheers in advance.

weaselbudge Mon 18-Jul-11 10:55:20

Most definitely brown shoes. Black shoes are a big no no with beige chinos and navy jacket - can't emphasise this strongly enough.

Gingham and fine check (i.e. white with coloured cris-cross lines) shirts are really "in" for men this year and might suit him if he has a bit of a tum. My posh FIL regularly wears chinos and navy blazer with a fab pale blue gingham shirt- and he has a big tum!
As the jacket is linen a muted/pale shirt colour/pattern would look best IMO eg pale blue/pale yellow/pale pink/pale lilac.

If you want a really safe option just go for a plain white linen mix shirt and then could always add a hanky to the jacket pocket to add a splash of colour.

Get a classic fit shirt from a traditional shirt shop to ensure not too trendy/bad quality/strange collars or alternatively see what they've got in M&S.

BagofHolly Mon 18-Jul-11 12:38:41

Huge thanks, I am M&S bound! I'm not hopeful about the hanky but I'm going to give it a go. He's getting his hair cut this week too - it's like Slash off Guns n Roses, so quite a makeover!

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