Friday, October 13, 2006

At Dior – Club Collar Shirt

I occasionally see club=collar shirts and think ….maybe. I usually don’t follow through because they seem a bit too costumey. This gentleman though has done it perfectly,


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  1. lalalisasa

    October 13, 2006 at 6:57 am

    First, I would like to tell you that I missed you in the Paris’ streets and that I hope that I’ll get you next time!
    I’ll have red cheeks but I’ll do it because your my little drug every morning!
    This elegant man is the husband of Delphine Arnault (daughter of Mr LVMH…and occasionally working at LOEWE and DIOR accessories).

  2. Butch

    October 13, 2006 at 7:56 am

    Nice! With collars, it’s never just about their shape, but the way the collar works–or doesn’t–with face- and head-shape.

    (But I’ve always thought club collars a little too polo-shirt-collarish for comfort….)

  3. stylePOVist

    October 13, 2006 at 8:26 am

    This gent is the son-in-law of Monsieur Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH

  4. Anonymous

    October 13, 2006 at 8:59 am

    a little editorial help …
    that’s the husband of delphine arnault, daughter of LVMH chairman bernard arnault.

  5. Lit

    October 13, 2006 at 9:22 am

    Absolutely agree, this club-collar shirt doesn’t look costumey at all: I think the tie and the fit of the jacket make it perfectly modern.Very good look.

  6. Rafe

    October 13, 2006 at 9:44 am

    You’re right, this is not an easy collar to pull off. It requires a perfect knot and a slim suit. He carries it well, it helps when you’re handsome and he is.

  7. DC Celine

    October 13, 2006 at 9:44 am

    Gentlemanly, modern, and respectfully reminiscent of another time.

  8. Sophie

    October 13, 2006 at 9:56 am

    Me like!:)

  9. Mrs. de Winter

    October 13, 2006 at 10:38 am

    I don´t like them very much.

    Is he Delphine Arnault´s husband? I think so.

  10. Anonymous

    October 13, 2006 at 11:18 am

    It’s the hair and attitude that makes it work. No offence, but I don’t think you could pull it off, Scott.

  11. Christian Seno

    October 13, 2006 at 11:22 am

    I believe that gentleman is the husband of Delphine Arnault, Bernard Arnault’s daughter (president of LVMH). Quite a dashing fellow. From what I could remember from the article covering their wedding in W magazine, I believe he is an heir to an Italian liquor business.

  12. positive_negative

    October 13, 2006 at 11:28 am

    I agree Sar about Club Collar shirts, but I think that’s because when we normally see them, it’s usually at costume or themed parties when people are attempting to look like they belong in a barber shop quartet, haha.

    I like how he treats it like a regular dress shirt with a modern cut suit.

  13. Anonymous

    October 13, 2006 at 11:48 am

    FYI…He is Alessandro Vallarino Gancia. He is married to Delphine Arnault, daughter of Bernard Arnault and heir to an Italian wine fortune.

  14. Anonymous

    October 13, 2006 at 12:34 pm

    It works with his face and also the tie knot is perfect with this collar.

    BTW will you be at the main store or the Men’s Store when at the SF Saks on Saturday? They have two locations in the City.

  15. Gidget Bananas

    October 13, 2006 at 12:35 pm

    Is a club collar the male version of a Peter Pan collar? It looks a bit strange over a tie.

  16. Stax

    October 13, 2006 at 12:48 pm

    Dear God, man, unbutton your coat!

  17. Anonymous

    October 13, 2006 at 2:18 pm

    I don’t think they look well on everyone , but this chap carries it off well

  18. The-E-Babes

    October 13, 2006 at 4:20 pm

    I love the look. Sartorialist, I think you should give it a go.

  19. bensmith

    October 13, 2006 at 5:40 pm

    i like it actually – i think it looks fresh and modern, i like the smooth clean curve.

  20. Anonymous

    October 13, 2006 at 6:05 pm

    He is married to Bernard Arnault’s
    daugther. Lagerfeld photogrphed their

  21. OrganicVogue

    October 13, 2006 at 8:50 pm

    He looks amazing, he looks important.

  22. Fnarf

    October 13, 2006 at 8:52 pm

    The mouth, the eyes, and especially the hair make the collar work. I think a hundred other guys could wear this same suit/shirt/tie and look like clowns, but this guy looks great.

  23. 4chair

    October 13, 2006 at 10:04 pm

    Wow. Beautiful.

  24. Anonymous

    October 13, 2006 at 10:45 pm

    Have never seen it done better.
    The angle of the spread is perfect to the millimeter.
    Every other choice he made helps it along, but your eyes are drawn to tha collar.

    - Eminence Grise

  25. Anonymous

    October 13, 2006 at 11:25 pm

    Most club collars are modelled on point collars; this one is modelled on a spread. With the skinny lapels of the jacket the round points are kind of jarring, but in a way that I like.

  26. Just an Observation

    October 14, 2006 at 12:00 pm

    always wanted to own a shirt like this …..he has inspired me here ….wearing it in a rather contemporary /modern fashion….an updated look from the costume look

    I like it.

  27. Victor

    October 14, 2006 at 12:25 pm

    HLove the photo and shirt looks good on him. Not a big fan of that sort of collars – but it sooths him !

    Scott, thank you also for the lovely photos you took over fashion week – NYC, London, Milan and Paris.
    Always a source for inspiration !

    You are the best ;-)

  28. Max

    October 14, 2006 at 4:35 pm

    Facial structure and hair make this one work. I like it.

  29. amused

    October 14, 2006 at 6:20 pm

    That’s Don Jaime de Marichalar, son-in-law of King Juan Carlos and husband of the Infanta Elena.

  30. Anonymous

    October 15, 2006 at 12:26 am

    Oh Amused, that was very funny!

  31. Jessica

    October 15, 2006 at 3:44 pm

    this does look nice

  32. Sean

    October 15, 2006 at 3:51 pm

    That must be a shirt from the excellent Savile row-tailor Spencer Hart. Their club-collar shirts are the best ever. Check ‘em out.

  33. My Place

    October 15, 2006 at 4:26 pm

    amused said…
    “That’s Don Jaime de Marichalar, son-in-law of King Juan Carlos and husband of the Infanta Elena.”

    Now that’s funny.

  34. Anonymous

    October 16, 2006 at 1:40 am

    great hair, i love it when those going bald love to show it off with a dazzling bouffant..

  35. Anonymous

    October 16, 2006 at 8:03 am

    just perfect

  36. Anonymous

    October 21, 2006 at 4:24 pm

    He seems so comfortable with himself,he must think about his outfit for the day in the morning and then forget about it for the rest of the day.great style,great haircut…wonder what scent he wears.

  37. 4chair

    October 25, 2006 at 2:18 am

    The best part about this picture- and I am a total pervert for saying this, is that fact that his tie is sticking out the bottom of his jacket.

  38. Anonymous

    July 15, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Can anyone direct me to where I can purchase a club collar dress shirt online?

  39. Anonymous

    April 23, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    I love how his hair echoes the curve of his collar.

    Also: Is his jacket button still buttoned while he’s sitting?

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