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Matching Shirt Colors w/ Washes

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thought that this might be an interesting thread to start and would allow others to see possibilities for washes they don't currently have.

What are your favourite washes to match with the following color shirts? The colors mentioned are for the base.


Red
Dark Red/Maroon
Orange
Carolina/Sky Blue
Black
Royal Blue
White
Navy Blue
Green
Yellow
Khaki
Gray
Pink
Purple
post #2 of 20
lol completely misread it yeh sorry


basically white/black/grey with light jeans,any non flashy colors with black/grey jeans,and pink/white/black/brown with the rest
post #3 of 20
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Originally Posted by Aarendil View Post
tees : grey,black,white

polos : white,black,striped with white in it,light pink,deep purple

shirt : dark grey,black,white,light pink,maybe shiny red for night clubbing.

cant think of anything else really good
I don't want to be rude or anything but I think you didn't read his question carefully !

For me, it's pretty simple.. I only have darker washes so it's not kind of a big deal to me..
post #4 of 20
you match outfits not just based on color, but also on patterning and design. basic idea is that if you have a really busy top or bottom, the other bottom or top shouldn't be busy. average should not exceed medium...e.g. simple with simple averages simple...simple with medium averages below average...simple with busy averages medium...medium or busy with busy averages clown suit. it's about balance. as for colors, you want complimentary colors. that means they can match or they can contrast. you want contasting to prevent an outfit from looking too matchey or try-hard, but the contrast still gotta be complimentary. the idea of looking good is to look well coordinated without looking like you spent 10 minutes in the mirror. you can also use contrasts in color and/or design to create focal points, and focal points can be used to create interest and/or to flatter/detract from a body part.

the same concepts are used universally with art, design, architecture, etc.
post #5 of 20
and dont forget talk_shows_on_mute signature
post #6 of 20
let's say the tops are plain AA tees:

Red - light blue (e.g. 71j)
Dark Red/Maroon - light blue (e.g. 71j)
Orange - light blue (e.g. 71j)
Carolina/Sky Blue - light gray (e.g. 85w), dark gray
Black - almost any wash
Royal Blue - light gray (e.g. 85w)
White - almost any wash...i don't like black with white tops though unless it's a suit
Navy Blue - light gray (e.g. 85w)
Green - light blue (e.g. 71j), maybe light gray too (e.g. 85w)
Yellow - medium blue, light blue, light gray (e.g. 85w), dark gray
Khaki - medium blue, dark blue
Gray - medium blue, dark blue, maybe light blue, black
Pink - dark gray, dark blue
Purple - light blue (e.g. 71j), light gray


lol i'm such a diesel noob with just those 2 washes i keep repeating over and over haha
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by not_a_virus.exe View Post
let's say the tops are plain AA tees:

Red - light blue (e.g. 71j)
Dark Red/Maroon - light blue (e.g. 71j)
Orange - light blue (e.g. 71j)
Carolina/Sky Blue - light gray (e.g. 85w), dark gray
Black - almost any wash
Royal Blue - light gray (e.g. 85w)
White - almost any wash...i don't like black with white tops though unless it's a suit
Navy Blue - light gray (e.g. 85w)
Green - light blue (e.g. 71j), maybe light gray too (e.g. 85w)
Yellow - medium blue, light blue, light gray (e.g. 85w), dark gray
Khaki - medium blue, dark blue
Gray - medium blue, dark blue, maybe light blue
Pink - dark gray, dark blue
Purple - light blue (e.g. 71j), light gray


lol i'm such a diesel noob with just those 2 washes i keep repeating over and over haha
Got a question for you... Which one do you prefer between these two :-p
post #8 of 20
lol, well 71j (timmen cut) is on my wishlist, but i do enjoy my farco 85w's very much. i also have 88z in 2 different cuts, but i didn't want to single out 88z for the dark blue washes because there's so many considerably different shades (of great washes) of dark blue as well.
post #9 of 20
Thread Starter 
Good stuff so far IMO. I guess what we may find out is that we only "need" like 4-5 pairs of jeans and the others are specialist pairs or redundant pairs. When you think of base colors matching with bottoms, then we can figure out what jeans can be your most versatile pair. There will always be pairs that are a bit difficult to match with tops, Shazor 88S, etc. I agree with you on the design, pattern thing, but I'd say that the color is the first thing you base matching and coordinating on, right?
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by biodiesel View Post
I guess what we may find out is that we only "need" like 4-5 pairs of jeans and the others are specialist pairs or redundant pairs.
that is SO true

actually 6 pairs cover all the wash variation from white/light blue to black (with medium blue,dark blue,very dark blue and grey in between)

then its up to u to see if clothes match.Note that overdone stuff like timmen 88S/ass dragons/ass flames/ass tassles are....borderline "too much" (do you say faute de gout?I'd swear it's used in english)

it depends if u wanna look ├╝ber classy,clean,or destroyed.u should look at some runways or fashion websites if u lack inspiration
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by biodiesel View Post
Good stuff so far IMO. I guess what we may find out is that we only "need" like 4-5 pairs of jeans and the others are specialist pairs or redundant pairs. When you think of base colors matching with bottoms, then we can figure out what jeans can be your most versatile pair. There will always be pairs that are a bit difficult to match with tops, Shazor 88S, etc. I agree with you on the design, pattern thing, but I'd say that the color is the first thing you base matching and coordinating on, right?
i agree with everything you say!

there's also the limiting factor of your physical appearance. for example, bright colors don't go well with my pale skin tone. dark people look great in bright colors (AND dark colors). so i wear a lot of black, grays, and whites. i have very little tops in other colors. i'm still looking for light blue jeans though (where you at, timmen 71j lol?). i have so many dark jeans it's ridiculous, but i can at least really refine my matching of my bottoms by stitching color, cut, embroidery, etc. speaking of dark jeans, i'm also looking for timmen 8cz haha.
post #12 of 20
dark people, or people with tans (me), look horrible in brown. not contrast with skin tone at all.

what do i wear black jeans with? besides grey shirts, and a few shirts here and there that have matching black collars, are there any basic colors i can wear with black?
post #13 of 20
does the black jeans have some distressing or fading (so it's not like pure pitch black)? and is it loose or slim? if it's slim and not pitch black, i think i might wear white. a light gray definitely would look sharp though.

also, good point about the brown on dark skin lol.
post #14 of 20
8DK's if youre wondering on the wash.

i like wearing greens and reds, they dont match with black bottoms
post #15 of 20
hmmm. for 8dk, i'd probably wear silver or slate as stand alone AA tees. possibly white as well if layering with a jacket or zip up.

Fine Jersey Short Sleeve T-Shirt - American Apparel Online Store

(the silver looks washed out and white in the horrible photo...it pretty much looks just like the color swab on the page)


EDIT: actually, probably almost any color will do (if bright, nice contrast, and since we're working with black, any color is complimentary) if layering with a grayish or blackish jacket/zip-up.
post #16 of 20
Thread Starter 
With black jeans? 8DK

But I think these can work:

A Deep orange

Red

Carolina Blue

Yellow even.
post #17 of 20
Thread Starter 
Red doesn't match with black??? :-O Whoa... I've gotta see the red you're talkin about.
post #18 of 20
it does in theory, but i think most red tops with black bottoms looks too...stark? or too uniformey or costumey? but as an under layering top, great!

i see lots of nice pieces though with red trim. it's a very passionate and intense combination.
post #19 of 20
a wine red or shiny red touch in an all black outfit looks amazing imo

and with black jeans the best thing I do is to combine it with brown shoes and belt,black tee (same black of course),and here u go.I've yet to find an off white jacket that pleases me but it would be a great addition over a black outfit.
post #20 of 20

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Edited by sbraiders7 - 6/21/12 at 11:03pm
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