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What's your favorite shirt?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jml90, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. jml90

    jml90 Senior member

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    Collar
    Cuff
    FABRIC TYPE!
     


  2. kcgreg

    kcgreg Senior member

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    Brand: Robert Talbott & Gerge Kristov
    Colour: French Blue & Multi-striped in blue and black and pink
    Collar: Button-down collars always
    Cuff: French always
    Fabric: Egyptian 2-3 ply 100% cotton for its breathability & Linen for summer.
     


  3. Full Canvas

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    Many years ago, I ordered several MTM shirts from the Sulka store at 2 Rue de Castiglione in the 1st Arrondissement. My very favorite of the lot was one of the 120s end-on-ends. I still wear it. The cotton is absolutely the silkiest in my wardrobe. The body is a medium blue with subtle but evident jonquil and white combination stripes. The 2-1/4" medium spread collar and the fold-over french cuffs are of the same blue (without the stripes) as the body. With the plain blue collar and cuffs against the striped body, I can even wear the shirt with some suits when I am feeling bold and fashion forward. It works well with more than odd jackets.

    Sadly, the store is now closed and gone as is the Sulka name. The ghost lingers in closets all around the globe. I preferred the Paris store to all the other Sulka locations over the years. It was a short walk across the street from the Tuileries. Inside, the simple elegance of the Biedermeier-type architecture was a wonderful backdrop for not only the shirts, but the other wonderful items that only a long-since-misfit haberdasher from the past would offer. As they say: "That was then. This is now". I suppose that Mr. Kabbaz can replicate the shirt in a superior manner. I wonder what location can offer a similar atmosphere?

    So many elements comprise our favorite garments.
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    Tomasso Senior member

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    I wonder what location can offer a similar atmosphere?
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    Full Canvas Senior member

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    One of the beauties of SF is the genie-like alacrity with which a member's musings can be given life by other members!

    It's quite lovely. However, I don't recognize the establishment. Please, what seller is this?
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    White, in a high count broadcloth, with double cuffs and a rather high spread collar.

    That is Charvet in Paris.
     


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    That is Charvet in Paris.


    Thank you. We've never stayed across the way in the Ritz. It's been since, at least, 1988 that I crossed the threshhold in the photo. I didn't remember Charvet as having a "corner" location in the Place.

    Memory is a funny thing. When I saw the dressing gown in the photo, I said: Charvet. Then a kernel of uncertainty sprouted and helped to change my mind.
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    Charvet
    Blue
    Extra High Stand(front-rear), 3.5 in. Points, Zero Tie space
    Double Cuffs
    Royal Oxford



    Note: Bergdorf Goodman will be hosting a Charvet trunk show (3-24, 3-25) at which time the MTM up-charge will be waived (unprecedented). Mr Colban, the owner of Charvet, will be in attendance. He may even measure you.
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    Robert Talbott Estate (custom)
    Pink 1 3/8" herringbone
    Cutaway
    French
    Sea Island

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  10. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Colour: French Blue & Multi-striped in blue and black and pink
    Collar: Button-down collars always
    Cuff: French always
    Fabric: Egyptian 2-3 ply 100% cotton for its breathability & Linen for summer.


    Button down collars with french cuffs? [​IMG]
     


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    It has always been a personal preference - I know it goes against the grain but I hate the other collar styles with ties. Any recommendations?
     


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    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Brand : UDESHI
    Color : White and light blue stripes
    Collar : Cutaway
    Cuff : Cocktail (aka James Bond)
    Fabric type : Twill
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    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    It has always been a personal preference - I know it goes against the grain but I hate the other collar styles with ties. Any recommendations?


    Personal preference should override any and all "rules". If that is what you like, stick with it. Button down collar shirts are essentially casual shirts (first made by Brooks for polo players) although the American businessman, unfortunately, has made the button down a business wardrobe staple. There are other collars similar in shape to the button down and if you like the feel of the collar being buttoned, there are also collars where the buttons are hidden, which I think is somewhat more elegant than the button down.
     


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    A few shirts that I have from Janine Georgenti are hidden button downs and yes they are more elegant in looks. I love them!

    I really enjoy the SF all the way here from New Zealand. What a beautiful place to be!!!!
     


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    kcgreg,

    Is there any chance you could post a picture of one of these shirts? I've never seen such a thing and am very curious. I assume you have to have these MTM?
     


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