Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Charles Tyrwhitt's White Shirt Challenge

I was recently contacted by Charles Tyrwhitt who wanted to see if I had what it takes to customise a plain white shirt in their White Shirt Challenge by using it in a unique, stylish and on-trend look of the season.

Fortunately, this has been a season with a whole host of tasteful inspiration that has seen some of the archaic looks of the early twentieth century catapulted back into high fashion, courtesy, largely, of the Hollywood fashion book merry-go-round.

The bow tie, the double breasted waistcoat and the 'stroller' aesthetic are a homage to American Twenties style; Boardwalk Empire dragged this back into vogue, but it's films like The Artist and the upcoming The Great Gatsby that have made this year's look.

To craft a more authentic look for the shirt, I replaced the existing shirt buttons with some made out of Mother of Pearl.

White shirt - Charles Tyrwhitt

Red seersucker bow tie - Viktoria Fagerfjall

Dove grey waistcoat - Graham Browne Bespoke

Houndstooth trousers - Uniqlo

Blue blazer - Uniqlo

Grey pocket square - Vintage


Anonymous said...

Well this is something different.

Nice and a little look of being
" on stage."

You will certainly get people
looking at you in this, admiringly
of course.

Very suitable for a vicars garden

best wishes, Bazz

Forever Fred Astaire by PJ Chabwera said...

How ever so dapper! I love this look! Great job on authenticating the shirt!

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Bucklebelts said...

One of the best shirt that I saw. Although it is some kind of different but honestly I love it so much.

Anand Shah said...

isnt a stroller traditionally a double breasted jacket?