Well OP, like most married men his wife goes down to target and buys his shirts for him. Then she takes them home, washes them by hand and lovingly irons them in front of the TV while watching East Enders. Of course Kate does all this with a tiara on because, unlike your run of the mill housewife, she's royal.
That's the difference OP, between your shirts and his.
They have Target in London now r11!?!
Grace Brothers. Their shirts ride up with wear.
His belt is pretty funky for a prince
I've made polka-dot frocks happen again, bitches. My power is awesome. Vivienne Westwood better watch her step with ME!
Most likely Turnbull & Asser.
Kate at R15, how will you react when you walk in on Will and Pippa doin' it? You know it's going to happen sooner or later.
Kate's blue polka dotted dress sucked. Wills' shirt was a boring blue.
The two of them are like watching paint dry.
Will has a rockin body. Tall, broad shoulders and a nice ass.
Wherever it is, be assured the firm is "By Appointment to the Queen."
The shirt fairy makes all the royal shirts.
He is the nephew of the hat fairy who makes all of the Queen's hats.
And I don't mean Phillip Treacy.
I saw that shirt at on the 70% markdown rack at Kohl's in Yonkers two weeks ago. When I went back a few days later to get it, it was gone. Guess we know who beat me to it.
It fit him nicely. I always get a muffin top effect when I tuck in a dress shirt.
I'm not so sure that it's the shirt so much as the tailoring that makes his shirt look so good on him. I have a friend who knows how to sew and he tailors pretty much all of his clothes and he's always being asked where he buys his clothes at.
Between the "a" and "t", r26!
Is it just me, or does r25 sound like he has a waist over 30 inches? Honey, put down the sandwich and hop on a treadmill.
I haven't had a 30 inch waist since I was 11.
My shirts also billow in the bag like a sail.
I have some shirts from Bononbos from the "Slim Fit" line that fit very well sans any tailoring. Try there, OP and R25.
[quote]Wherever it is, be assured the firm is "By Appointment to the Queen."
More likely "By Appointment to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales."
He believes in supporting charities and buys from the Salvation Armani. The Army was founded in London in the 1800s by William Booth.
I visited the Turnbull & Asser website... are their clothes bespoke only?
Their site has a lot of information (history, heritage, blah, blah), but no information on their products, pictures, etc.
Is Turnbull & Asser one of those "if you have to ask, you can't afford it" things?
Oh, nevermind: I found their (off-the-shelf) shirts on the Bloomingdale's website. $300+.
I wonder how much more the bespoke ones cost... must be nice to be rich.
Faded Glory @ Wal*Mart
Turnbull and Asser were Prince Charles' first royal warrant (issued in '81) as "shirtmakers" so William probably gets his shirts there.
Rwhatever was correct - it's in the tailoring. Even a shlub can look decent with the right tailor and a cheap shirt can look perfect. Touching it is another matter - the hand of the fabric will always give it away.
We need a paying DLer to create a men's fashion thread (no pun intended). There's GOT to be a bunch of useful advice from posters waiting to be shared, especially about classic styles and formalwear.
R38, yes and about suits. those that are fused and those that are not.
What's a mitred (sp?) cuff?
I cannot imagine going through life with the surname "Asser."
A bespoke shirt in Paris or London is about $450. Same shirt in Naples, Italy would be much less--you can get a bespoke jacket in Naples for what amounts to 700 or 800 dollars. In Hong Kong, a bespoke shirt would be under 100.
You can fake it by buying a nice shirt at Nordstroms or J Crew and having a tailor alter it to suit you (less than $20 for the tailoring).
Instead of the two ends of the cuff being rounded where they come together, they have a triangular cut away.
R33, R38 - the Men's Fashion thread has been created.
He really looks yummy esp the nice bulge in his pants ;)
Turnbull & Asser would be front runners but any of the tailors in or around Savile Row could also be contenders - Gieves & Hawkes, Manning & Manning, Henry Herbert etc. all popular with the military types.
My most prized items of clothing are 4 bespoke shirts from Henry Poole - spread collar, mitred barrel cuffs, sea island cotton - I had never had a tailored shirt before and had some spare cash so treated myself. They fit perfectly, always look crisp and smart, feel like a second skin. The whole thing was a fantastic experience, from the first time stepping into the shop through to fitting. The shops have all got the most incredible client lists going back for years - you can get a suit made at the same place Fred Astaire, Cary Grant and The Aga Khan got theirs made. And anyone else who's very rich in the past 200 years.
Everyone on the DL talks about how hot Harry is (and he is) but I think William has a great body and looks good in jeans, suits, and just about everything he wears.
Yes, but Prince Harry looks even better out of his clothes.
Wills have a nice torso. Any pics of his shirtless?
Wills looks like he has no body fat in his waist.
Yikes, where the hell did Kate get that ugly blue polka dot dress?!
Jenny Packham, R51. And I thought it was adorbs.
[quote]A bespoke shirt in Paris or London is about $450.
Not quite, dear. Unless we're talking some sort of terribly fine fabric, the going rate for bespoke button-downs is closer to $350, even on the Continent. This is why one should never ask a lesbian for clothing advice...
Turnbull & Asser is known for its suits, but shirts? Not so much. The finest two shirtmakers in the world are French and American: Charvet and Hamilton, respectively. Kate certainly doesn't limit herself to British designers -- although she certainly wears more British fashion than anything else, mind you -- and I see no reason why William would, either.
If you want to look good in shirts, workout. Particularly focus on your traps and delts.
Oooh, get a whiff of the retail ice queen at r53!
R22: T_K_ Maxx in the UK. Harry's been spotted shopping there. William did look great, and that shirt did look like a British product, tailored to fit. A lovely young, posh family.
R55. Funny bitch.
No one's mentioned Brooks Brothers or Ralph Lauren.
[quote]Turnbull & Asser is known for its suits, but shirts? Not so much.
That's simply wrong. Utterly wrong.
They are, first and foremost, shirtmakers.
[quote]The finest two shirtmakers in the world are French and American: Charvet and Hamilton, respectively.
Hamilton? No one would seriously rank them among the top five, or even ten, in the world.
The top three are, in alphabetical order, Borrelli, Charvet and Turnbull & Asser.
[quote] Not quite, dear. Unless we're talking some sort of terribly fine fabric, the going rate for bespoke button-downs is closer to $350, even on the Continent. This is why one should never ask a lesbian for clothing advice...
You're welcome to your own misguided opinion, but is the homophobic comment really necessary?
And what exactly does this comment amount to?
[quote] Unless we're talking some sort of terribly fine fabric, the going rate for bespoke button-downs is closer to $350.
Another way of saying, "You're wrong, except when you're right"?
It's not homophobic. It's just that...lesbians shouldn't really be hanging out here.
Because their gossip, news, bitchery and opinions aren't worth nearly so much as yours.
R64 is an idiot.
R65 it's not about me. It's not about being "worthy" either. The website is what is, people should stop trying to make it something else.
The H on my Hermes belt is SO BIG it sometimes scratches my cock.
This is hilarious, a there's photo montage at the Turnbull & Asser website, of, I suppose the movie stars who have worn their clothes in films.
At the bottom of the montage, under Michael Cain, there's a framed photo of Ben Stiller.
Yes, when I think of classic bespoke clothing, the name Ben Stiller always comes to mind!
We had an 18 year old turn up for a job interview in a white shirt of thick silk with french cuffs and a massive gold Rolex. We felt like asking HIM for a job.
What field are you in r70?
I know this is odd. But have you ever noticed that he and his brother Harry always wear the same shoes. Justin Timberlake wear more types of shoes. Of course he probably gets them for free.
Some men require their shirtmaker to cut the left cuff larger in order to accommodate a Rolex.
Gianni Agnelli had no such need, as he always wore his wristwatch on top of his shirt, above the cuff. He also didn't button down the collars of his button-down shirts.
Ede and Ravenscroft.
Sounds practically Hogwarts.
I've inquired about a date when Turnbull & Asser are going to open one of their quaint shoppes in Wichita.
I don't get the W&W for the blind nuns comment. Someone explain it to me.
Likely either New & Lingwood or Gieves & Hawkes. Etonians often stick with school tailor New & Lingwood and it also happens to be favoured by Tom Wolfe. Gieves has a royal warrant & it's where McQueen was trained.
Prince William is so damn sexy. He looks like he's hung like a horse. The Duchess is one lucky woman.
Camilla, a horse? Takes one to know one. Except in this case, William is a baby boy.
"Royals R Us"
Chulls is very well hung too.
How do you find a good tailor? The dry cleaner?
Prince Phillip looks like he was hot to trot back in the day.