Hey SB! LOVE the blog, my coworkers and I read it daily, keep it coming!
My question is concerning contrast collar shirts (i.e. colored shirts with white collars and cuffs). I've been trying to convince a coworker of mine that these shirts are outdated, but he stands by them. Perhaps you can solve our difference of opinion. What is your take? Thanks!
You, my friend, are 100% correct.
Unless you are dressing like Michael Douglas from Wall Street (or any other greedy '80s banker) for Halloween, these shirts should stay in the closet. It is a very difficult look to pull off without looking outdated, especially if the shirt is that once popular solid medium/royal blue color.
However, if you are planning on being MD for Halloween, don't forget the double pleated pants, the striped suspenders with white fasteners, and the gold tie bar cocked slightly at a downward angle (none of which are endorsed by this blog). Oh, and don't forget your loaf-of-bread-sized cell phone, which you should refer to as your "portable" phone.
In related news, keep an eye out for the well-tailored Shia Lebeouf in Wall Street 2 dropping February 2010.
Hope this helps solve your differences at work. Thanks for reading! -SB