Monday, October 16, 2006

Charvet Event At Saks San Francisco – part 1

Mr. Colban (right) with Saks buyer Bill Wynne
I visited and took a few photos at the Charvet store while I was in Paris for the women’s collections. I used some of the photos to illustrate our event.
This little corner of the Paris store really captures the essence of luxury and elegance that is Charvet.
Two fabulous young ladies that attended the event in San Fran
Colorful cuff links at Charvet, Paris
The fabric room on the second floor of Charvet in Paris. This is where the magic happens.

Rolls of silk shirting fabric at Charvet, Paris Chris Mitchell of Details magazine (left) and Michael Macko of Saks (right)

The event was so great and it was wonderful to meet so many of my San Francisco readers . Thanks to everyone that came out. I will write more detail about the event for tonight’s post but I wanted to get these first shots up this morning..


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  1. Butch

    October 16, 2006 at 10:38 am

    Re the cufflink cornucopia: I learned recently, to my delight, that these “nameless” knots are in fact called turkshead links or (even better) turtles…

  2. Anonymous

    October 16, 2006 at 10:57 am

    hmmm… what about just “silk cufflinks”? And besides… I want a collection like that at home ;)

  3. sy

    October 16, 2006 at 11:08 am

    (the young lady in the third last picture)what a lovely smile! :)

  4. Maria

    October 16, 2006 at 11:29 am

    What a change of scenes!
    San Franscisco is such a refreshing place. How is the weather?
    HM did this catalog thing with the “style” of the area some time ago…kind of staged -of course-.
    Can you stroll to different areas and capture people with your small camera obscura street fighter?

  5. Just an Observation

    October 16, 2006 at 11:46 am

    Another term thatI am familiar with is “Silk-knots” , never heard of the other two (turkshead & turtles), always happy to learn new terminology…THANKS!

  6. Just an Observation

    October 16, 2006 at 11:49 am

    Hi Sar,
    Q for Charvet.
    In regards to the whole slim tie going on these days….what’s considered an appropriate pairing of shirt and suit and how should the neckwear be worn.

  7. Anonymous

    October 16, 2006 at 11:58 am

    Maria – It’s been grey & overcast all weekend, and it rained last night.

  8. ambika

    October 16, 2006 at 12:35 pm

    I love the bathrobe. Makes me think of something from Wooster & Jeeves.

  9. Cips

    October 16, 2006 at 12:36 pm

    In the first shot, where you identify “Mr. Colban (glasses)…” They are both wearing glasses

  10. Anonymous

    October 16, 2006 at 12:41 pm

    what a nice presentation you did at saks. i enjoyed your slide show but the lighting made the pictures hard to see.

  11. invisible girl

    October 16, 2006 at 1:50 pm

    Love the cuff links. Will you be able to shoot some SF street fashion.

  12. SwanDiamondRose

    October 16, 2006 at 3:39 pm

    i really miss your street style photos.

  13. The Sartorialist

    October 16, 2006 at 4:22 pm

    I will be shooting in New York again starting Wednesday!

  14. Richard Wrightman

    October 16, 2006 at 6:13 pm

    Hey I know those “Two fabulous young ladies”.

    They are, on the left, the talented Marcy Carmack, stylist and owner of Chic Wardrobe Solutions, her dog Arabella, and friend Kim Karp.

  15. OrganicVogue

    October 16, 2006 at 7:11 pm

    Wow, just wow..I love it.

  16. Gus

    October 16, 2006 at 7:39 pm

    I am a guy from SF and I thought that your photo (of the two women with the dog) captured a very distinctive “SF” look reflecting how many SF women dress, especially shopping. Their look seems a bit more subtle and comfortable than their LA or NYC counterparts. I am impressed that you selected this shot. Good eye!

  17. SwanDiamondRose

    October 16, 2006 at 8:06 pm

    yey! re shooting those photos. glad to hear it :)

  18. Marc

    October 16, 2006 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks for coming to San Francisco – It was great meeting you and some of your fans. It was a great group of (well dressed, of course) people and one of the most interesting events I’ve been to in a while. Anyone in the New York area – go hang out with the Sartorialist tomorrow night if you can. He’s the Man!

  19. Maria

    October 16, 2006 at 11:37 pm

    Mr Sartorialist:
    I’ll spend le weekend in NYC going to some openings… -with lots of luck I’ll run into you-

  20. vintagent

    October 17, 2006 at 1:10 am

    Thanks so much Sartorialist for your interview with Jean-Claude, who was charming and a real Old World artisan. It was a treat to see you in person as well and have a chat – the best part of the event the democratic nature of the crowd; young and not so, every race and sex represented. Refreshing!

  21. marie

    October 17, 2006 at 2:17 am

    I adore the cufflinks! So many colors! :)

  22. Heywood

    October 17, 2006 at 7:08 am

    I miss your interview segments that were common in the early months of the Sartorialist. Especially the “most over-rated, and most under-rated” answers.
    Congratulations on bringing to the public one of the classiest and well thought-out blogs to the web. The bar has definitely been raised by your efforts…may your success continue to flourish.

  23. Style Scout

    October 17, 2006 at 8:03 am

    I always enjoyed wearing Charvet and Battistoni ties because they made such elegant small bottleneck knots.

    However, seeing that Mr. Colban has such a large knot I realise I might need some new ties. Or, hopefully I can manage to pull-off looking Retro/RatPack!

  24. The Sartorialist

    October 17, 2006 at 8:21 am

    hey Heywood
    Now that this is a full-time gig I will be doing more interviews and street shots etc.
    I have been traveling so much but the next two months are pretty easy.

  25. Jessica

    October 17, 2006 at 5:37 pm

    those 2 ladies look great!

  26. Scott

    October 18, 2006 at 12:51 am

    The cute girl with the bright smile…3rd from the bottom…what was she wearing? I love the hair, and the bronze studs on the top. Wish you had taken a picture of the entire outfit!

  27. Anonymous

    October 20, 2006 at 7:01 am

    Bloodyhell…I hate to admit it but I do fancy their shirts more. Sorry chaps, coloUr matters.

  28. LĂ©on Savile-Row

    January 5, 2012 at 11:14 am

    The silk knots are also called ‘Bachelor Knots’. Since bachelors don’t have a wife to help them with cufflinks, these knots could be left in the cuff when the shirt would go to the launders. On the other hand, a nice girlfriend can also be a great sartorial help!

    • Rupert Dweilwater

      October 18, 2012 at 4:40 am

      If you leave these knots in your cuffs, the whole shirt and the other laundry with be in the colour of the knot. Do try it at home.

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