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Charvet Ruffled Formal Shirt.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LabelKing, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    I came across these Charvet formal shirts and surprisingly, liked the ruffled formal shirts. Now, I realize that to some the ruffled shirt is redolent of the '70s and tacky baby-blue tuxedos, but I do believe it can be worn in an elegant if not very Go To Hell manner. In fact, it would look rather swank in a '60s lounge lizard sort of way. I ask: why not? Black-tie is already infused with abortions and pools of overly long pants covering Kenneth Cole-esque "formal shoes" as well as the tackiest of tackiest known as "Creative Black-tie;" why not cut a figure in a well-cut dinner suit and an insouciant ruffled shirt, with perfectly knotted bow tie, of course. [​IMG]
     
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    RJ did some. I prefer the hand-beaded voile formal shirts he sold, which are truly, poetically, beautiful.
     
  4. LabelKing

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    RJ did some. I prefer the hand-beaded voile formal shirts he sold, which are truly, poetically, beautiful.
    Gucci also showed some in 2004. I do believe that a more subdued ruffled formal shirt would be an individual statement these days, almost a period piece. I'm reminded of this: [​IMG]
     
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    I made some ruffled shirt samples for Issac Mizrachi last year.
    I havemade ruffled shirts for a couple of customers.
    One of my customers wears his ruffled shirt out casually. He claims that he always meets women in this shirt.
     
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    I made some ruffled shirt samples for Issac Mizrachi last year.
    I havemade ruffled shirts for a couple of customers.
    One of my customers wears his ruffled shirt out casually. He claims that he always meets women in this shirt.

    Why would he want to wear the same shirt as the women that he meets?
     
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    Dolce & Gabbana did some last fall where the ruffle was very tiny and small and mainly hidden as it was sewn into the button placket. If you wore it all buttoned up you got just a tiny little peek coming out of the side or if you wore one or two buttons undone at the top you got to see a bit more.
     
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    Nuff said
     
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    Why would he want to wear the same shirt as the women that he meets?

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    I actually really like the blue and the white ones. The blue one with a midnight blue tux or the white one with, pardon my craziness, a grey tux???
     
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    I actually really like the blue and the white ones. The blue one with a midnight blue tux or the white one with, pardon my craziness, a grey tux???

    I am kind of digging these as well. I like the pink shirt for my midnight blue tux.
     
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    "But I don't want to be a pirate!!"
     
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    Maybe with a smoking jacket?

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    I am kind of digging these as well. I like the pink shirt for my midnight blue tux.
    Yes, that salmon one is rather nice.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I actually really like the blue and the white ones. The blue one with a midnight blue tux or the white one with, pardon my craziness, a grey tux???
    I feel the yellow one might look nice with a dark chocolate brown tuxedo.
     
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    I feel the yellow one might look nice with a dark chocolate brown tuxedo.

    You express your disdain in creative black tie; but, condone a chocolate brown tuxedo?
     
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    You express your disdain in creative black tie; but, condone a chocolate brown tuxedo?
    I reserve my disdain for abortive things like "whimsical" bow-ties and cummerbunds, three-buttoned notch lapels, long ties, and attempts at being punk and contrarian by people who never should have been allowed to wear color. A traditional tuxedo done in deep chocolate brown is tasteful in a non-ubiquitous way.
     
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    I reserve my disdain for abortive things like "whimsical" bow-ties and cummerbunds, three-buttoned notch lapels, long ties, and attempts at being punk and contrarian by people who never should have been allowed to wear color.

    A traditional tuxedo done in deep chocolate brown is tasteful in a non-ubiquitous way.


    I call that creative disdain.
     
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    I call that creative disdain.

    Well, we all have to be contradictory in some way or another.
     
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    If these weren't Charvet, but some random brand found at Marshalls, would people still want to wear them? Seems like novelty clothing to me, regardless of the manufacturer.
     
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    If these weren't Charvet, but some random brand found at Marshalls, would people still want to wear them? Seems like novelty clothing to me, regardless of the manufacturer.

    I'd wear one regardless of whether it was Charvet or another brand, but the distinction would be that it had to be high quality.

    I doubt there are even a lot of manufacturers making this sort of outdated style now.
     

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