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28, pl. Vendôme (1st Arr.)
(33) 01-42-60-30-70 | www.charvet.com
MERCHANDISEShirts; ties; suits; blouses; pajamas
PRICE (CUSTOM SHIRTS)EUR 190-400+
When the world’s first shirt shop was opened in 1838 by Joseph-Christophe Charvet (son of Napoleon’s “wardrobe curator”), the dandified aristocracy flocked. Since then, any dapper gent worth his stuff (we’re talking everyone from King Edward VII to Turkish sultans to JFK to the flamboyant poet Baudelaire) has stocked up on Charvet’s bespoke collared shirts, cravats, and suits. Visit this haven of haberdashery to ogle the thousands of bolts of fine Eyptian shirting cotton (many custom made for Charvet), order tailored pieces, or pick up ready-to-wear shirts and pajamas.
USE A PURCHASE FROM HERE FOR
Dressing up your favorite guy; rounding out your work shirt collection (they do blouses, too)
WHY WE LIKE IT
It’s a classic Parisian luxury experience. We love the elegant designs, the historic, evocative boutique (seriously, you’ve got to check out the amazing fabric collection), and the flawless bespoke tailoring. Everything in the shop is either custom made or customizable and the attentive, knowledgeable staff is always on hand to help.
GOOD TO KNOW
A bit of history: Charvet actually invented the fitted, collared shirt. (Before that, men’s shirts were just baggy linen sacks.) In fact, the shirts were so innovative that they won prizes at the 1855 and 1889 World’s Fairs. The word chemisier (shirt maker) even had to be created to describe the business. Charvet’s off-the-rack designs are carried by luxury department stores worldwide.
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