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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I'm Still Very Much Inspired By Charvet

A classic revisited - inspired by Charvet of Paris
One of the two shirts I ever bought from Charvet was one like the classic above, and the other, for a cousin's wedding in Paris, was a navy blue number which was ripped one night when it jagged on a crummy old door. It was a real shame; I loved that shirt and so I cut out the label and kept it as a memento and I used the fabric to polish my best shoes. The death of that Charvet shirt still upsets me to this day - it died a senseless death.

Back to the story. So this is a classic navy and white striped shirt which was almost identical in cloth to my first purchase from Charvet. To this day I keep my original hanging in pristine condition and I have it dry cleaned every six months but it no longer fits me so I just admire it from time to time. This shirt has a timeless elegance about it that comes across as more French than English and the sort of shirt you might find on a man who likes fine things but may not necessarily like wearing a tie.

This shirt was cut for a customer in Sydney, but it will certainly be on my next list of shirts to cut for myself. It is an example of Canclini's Continuativi stock book Argento fabrics range.

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