Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by tgfny, May 5, 2005.
If you wear RLPL shirts you have to do it. There is no way a watch is fitting thru that cuff.
One can do it, as in Agnelling Sofia Loren
A pocket watch.
I have always felt that a pocket watch worn through the lapel buttonhole into the breast pocket was a pleasing look.
Wouldn't this deform/wear the lapel?
Not to any extent as one might think since the full weight of the watch is contained within the breast pocket; only the chain's t-bar is inserted in the lapel's buttonhole.
according to Roetzel, if i remember correctly, agnelli wore brooks brothers RTW.
anyway, here's my idea: have your shirts custom-made with cuffs that you strap your timepiece into, sans watchband. a couple of nice straps that button back onto the cuff, sortof mini-epaulets...
there, i have sparked a new trend. this is bleeding-edge stuff.
Also if you wish you can buy an ultra-thin mechanical watch such as that Piaget, and substitute the leather band for a black silk moire band which was worn in the English Regency for pocket watches, and in the late 19th century for the wrist-watch.
Then you don't have to wear the watch over the cuff.
I do it once in a while. I have an Ike Behar shirt whose cuffs are too tight to accommodate a watch worn next to the skin, so I follow Mr. Agnelli's lead in this instance.
Who else makes a "watch cuff" shirt? I've kind of always wanted one, but the Interno8 ones are 195 quid retail, and for that price I could almost afford to go bespoke.
Agree a 100%
1. if you have to ask about it, it won't work for you.
2. i thought i heard that agnelli didn't like the feel of metal on his skin or something like that, as to why he did that
There was a time, probably in second grade, where I wore a watch on the outside of my (knit) shirt cuff.
Every time I see an adult do the same, I've got to wonder why. Do they also have their mommies double-knot their shoelaces?
If the watch is thin and the cuff is tight, why not? Â A guy on Timezone once proudly posted a picture of the "Agnelli" with a Panerai over a sweater sleeve. Â Don't be that guy.
Sorry, already been done. Nice try though...
(gorgekko @ May 05 2005,19:48) Please don't. There are many fine things that can be imported from Europe. This is not one of them
Ah, but have you seen the "Watch Cuff" shirt from Interno8? It's designed with Agnelli in mind and enables you to wear the watch through the cuff. They won some British design awards. They're very nice shirts, if a tad overpriced. Have a look through their online catalogue to find a picture of the "Polso Orologio": http://www.interno8.net/
What a ghastly web site. I hate Flash web sites. I couldn't find the shirt after a cursory look however the description you gave me of this shirt makes me think it's not likely something I'd wear
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