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    Red Shirt help

    Hello guys!

    My company is making us all wear **SOLID** red shirts for a photo we will be taking. I tried to set the scene to get away with wearing a red white gingham shirt I have but the man wants red. I don't own any solid red shirts because I loathe how they look on me.

    Anyone got any suggestions on what shade and where I can get one that just won't be a one time throw away?

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    I feel for you. I hate it when the coneheads "down the hall" decide to come up with stuff like this. Off the top of my head I'd say Jcrew or Polo.

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    I would propose two options:

    Donate after wearing for photo

    Dye after wearing for photo

    (Use "decolorant"/" color stripper" before you dye the shirt.)

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    How about a red chambray? Won't be stark red, which will help for other use. Not sure if that helps follow the rules. e.g., https://www.ratioclothing.com/produc...ambray-utility

    Also, can you wear a polo? If so, I'd just go out and buy a red polo. Not ideal, but you can find plenty to wear that with.

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    I do wear a lot a variant of red polo.

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    Can you hit up a thrift store? You could probably pick one up for under $5, then just donate it back as @ianmichaelray suggested.

    You could also try a long sleeve polo; I have no idea why, but my red short sleeve polo doesn't make it out of the closet very often, but I wear my long sleeve polo in red a couple of times a month. This one is on sale at Kohl's for $18


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    how about a linen long sleeve. Great for summer with shorts and boat shoes/penny loafers.

    http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/produc...&pid=209283012


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    Get a job at Target, get the uniform shirt, then put in your notice. You get paid to get your shirt.

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    If it were me, I'd just find the cheapest, good enough one and get rid of it after.

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    I don't know how much wiggle room you have in terms of shades of red but I think a slim fit burgundy polo would be something you could wear again. E.g. "pheasant" here: http://www.landsend.com/products/men...27?sku_0=::25O



    Or the "serene burgundy" option here: https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/...3952/93952.jsp

    Ben

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