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Men’s Fashion Review – Dalvey Herringbone Shirts

Dalvey is a company that was originally founded in Scotland in 1897 as an instrument manufacturer, specializing in bagpipes. Owned and operated by Sir Patrick Grant of Dalvey, the business grew from an engineering masterpiece to the luxury design export business that it is today. Dalvey provides versatile, modern, and classic luxury clothing and accessories.
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At www.dalvey.com, they pride themselves in providing “designs for discerning men”. Their luxury dress shirts are made from the finest fabrics and have details that set them apart from the rest. For example, the White Herringbone with Stripe is constructed with a rich herringbone weave that is created by alternating the fabric direction to create a tonal stripe. It fits me perfectly and hasn’t lost any conformity with repeated cleanings. It has a classic pointed collar, button cuffs, and shirt-tail hem. This particular shirt is priced at $113 and comes in a variety of neck sizes, slim fit, double cuffs and button cuffs. Dalvey’s attention to details takes the plain white dress shirt to the next level.

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If you are looking for a more colorful dress shirt, then you may want to take a look at the Blue Herringbone Shirt for $104. It is tailored slimmer than a regular fit, but not as form-fitting as a traditional slim fit. Up close, you can see the fantastic texture of the dobby weave that forms a herringbone pattern. Made of luxurious Giza and Pima cotton, it is detailed with single needle stitching for more elegant seams and a classic style Dalvey collar with removable bones. Surprisingly enough, it is machine washable in cold, but make sure to hang it to dry like I almost forgot to!

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Also, if you need “the complete look”, Dalvey has a selection of silk ties, cuff links, jackets, blazers, trousers, and accessories to fit the bill.

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CONTEST: Win one of two collared shirts!

Gents, find your chic thinking caps and get ready for another great contest! In celebration of Father’s Day, we and Onassis Clothing are giving away TWO Oxford Point Collar Shirts from their Father’s Day collection to promote their brand. Check out what you could land:

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As always, there’s only one way to score a prize: Post a comment to this post telling us what is your LEAST favorite thing about shopping in a high end department store. Sometimes I get rushed out of the changing room, which never ends well.

Please note contest is limited to persons in the U.S. and Canada. Two winners will be selected at random.

The deadline’s Saturday, June 18th, 2011 at 6 pm EST. And don’t forget to include your email address in your submission! Good luck, gents!

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Lesson #78: Advice about contrast-collar dress shirts

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John Varvatos Contrast-Collar Shirt

INFEASIBLE: Boring contrasts

Contrast-collar shirts used to be the shiznite in the 80′s, but they’ve never stopped being hot and seem to be experiencing a revival in recent years. Men Style (yes, please do groan) are right (!) that the contrast-collar is a good addition any wardrobe, but wrong (there we go) that it’s purely bar and party material. Please guys, I see suits walk around Century City rocking ones everyday. That being said, you can only do collar-contrast and a tie with something of the above type. And even then it’s reaaaaally iffy: you simply don’t want too much contrast with your chestly adornments, gentlemen. And, frankly, that John Varvatos (a whooping $245) is too plain to rock alone.

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Feasible: Contrast with deep colors
Word of caution: I never said contrast-collar shirts were easy, I’m just saying they’re not lost causes and that, yes, some men can rock them.

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