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A shirt’s color is the first thing we notice. It can be determined a hundred feet away and may send a message that the man wearing it is outgoing or that he knows how to fit in.Â Neither message is better than the other,Â Â Â Â but a man who understands the role of color and its effect has control over what is being said.
White is the most common shirt color, and for good reason.Â light blue shirtÂ Â Â Historically, it has dominated the scene, and initially was the only choice for a gentleman.Â The lack of color and stains on a man’s collar and cuffs signified he was above working with his hands and sweating to earn a living.Â
It wasn’t until the English began to introduce colors from their weekends and country wear that colors and patterns became fashionable.Â Still, white holds it’s place as the most formal color; a man can safely assume a white shirt will never be out of place.
Blue came on to the shirt scene a bit later, but it’s dominance of second has more to do with it’s looks than heritage.Â Blue and colors with similar hues are especially flattering to most male complexions; thus the popularity of blue exploded in the United States as more and more off-the-rack manufactures looked for colors and patterns that would sell.Â Â Today the color firmly holds a place as the second most popular color.
Pink, gold, lavender…..the popularity contest continues.Â white collar shirtÂ These other colors make great accents, but can stand as solids themselves on the right man.Â And that’s a point that is often overlooked; every man has a unique look based off his complexion, hair color, eye color, and their amount of contrast.Â
Using these cues, a man is better served to find the color and combinations that compliment his unique style than toÂ chase the popular colors of the season.Â For more information on using a man’s contrast to determine shirt color selection, visit this article.Â Â Â
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