In the world of shirting, Charvet is the looming force that all others must be compared to. Charvet has dressed some of the greatest (and most sylish) men in history like Eduoard Manet, JFK, and Yves Saint Laurent. It was the world’s first ever shirt shop when it opened its doors in 1838 and has cast a shadow on the world of shirt-making ever since. To say we are obsessed with their white dress shirt is not the same as saying we are obsessed with anyone else’s. Charvet carries over 400 different white shirting fabrics and offers tons of different cuts, collars, and cuffs. You could spend a whole day looking through fabrics and come out with at least a couple shirts for every occasion. This is one of the reasons that we’re obsessed. Charvet approaches shirts like an artist his canvas. The single-needle stitching is top notch and the collars are strong yet comfortable. We think it’s safe to say that they know what they’re doing.
If you happen to be in the area, stop by Bergdorf Goodman and walk into the Charvet section. Admire the shirts and strike up conversation with the nearest salesperson, it’ll be like going to the Louvre of shirts. Charvet shirts are available at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus. A note for all you buyers, Charvet Ready-to-Wear shirts are usually cut more slim in Europe than in the U.S. You can also have the Charvet for CoutureLab shirt above for $224.