Bow Ties Sydney, Australia - Le Noeud Papillon - Specialists In Self Tying Bow Ties

With over 1.7 million page views, Le Noeud Papillon's blog continues to provide lovers of bow ties with unique stories and content relating to menswear through interviews with industry icons and vignettes into topics relating to suits, shirts, shoes, ties, designers, weavers and much more.

To see the latest products we are working on, visit our online store on

Want to search the blog for something or someone you've heard about? Use the search bar below to search for all related content.

Google Le Noeud Papillon's Blog

Translate This Blog

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.

No comments:

Post a Comment