Charvet Ruffled Formal Shirt.

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

  1. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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.
     
  2. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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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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    I hate 'em.
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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.
     
  5. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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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    I doubt there are even a lot of manufacturers making this sort of outdated style now.
     
  6. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    Well I look forward to what you think of my WAYWT post the night of November 8th.
     
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    Well I look forward to what you think of my WAYWT post the night of November 8th.

    That sounds ominous.
     
  8. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    That sounds ominous.

    Young Friends Benefit at The Met. Attire: Black Tie & Camera Ready. On this special night, photographer Larry Fink will make new work and you will be his subject. So come, be art.
     
  9. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Young Friends Benefit at The Met. Attire: Black Tie & Camera Ready. On this special night, photographer Larry Fink will make new work and you will be his subject. So come, be art.

    If I were going to that sort of event I would wear:

    Midnight blue tuxedo with chocolate brown grosgrain lapels
    Light lemon yellow ruffled formal shirt
    Brown bow-tie
    Black patent leather opera pumps, preferably vintage Cleverley bespoke with large square buckles. Sort of looks like Roger Vivier.
    A white gardenia
     
  10. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    I'm thinking (99.9999% sure)

    Lanvin purple tux jacket with black lapels
    Lanvin floppy velvet purple bowtie
    Jil Sander black shirt
    Martin Margiela gold stripe "marching band/legionaire" pants
    YSL grey w/ red stripe wool socks
    Lanvin red patent leather tassle loafers
     
  11. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    I'm thinking (99.9999% sure)

    Lanvin purple tux jacket with black lapels
    Lanvin floppy velvet purple bowtie
    Jil Sander black shirt
    Martin Margiela gold stripe "marching band/legionaire" pants
    YSL grey w/ red stripe wool socks
    Lanvin red patent leather tassle loafers


    whatever you do, do not wear those red loafers and floppy bow tie. Think of poor Thom.
     
  12. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    I've been tempted to buy a Thom Browne tuxedo; but, I feel for this occasion I need something with more oomph.
     
  13. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've been tempted to buy a Thom Browne tuxedo; but, I feel for this occasion I need something with more oomph.

    I don't think Thom will really care what you wear as long as you send him some support.
     
  14. EL72

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    Those Charvet shirts should have studs, not buttons.
     
  15. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    The pants kind of short and you'll see my socks in the loafers...so there will be some TB aspects to it.
     

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