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