We meet to talk about a subject already addressed on BonneGueule: the men’s shirt. But this time, we take the bet you’ll discover a new way to wear it.
Bob Carpenter in a few words
The story begins with Charlotte Ronsseray, who decided to create Bob Carpenter after a reflection on the business world. For her, this universe is too conformist: the weight of the “clothing specifications” bores him, because it limits the range of possibilities in terms of style.
Quickly, this design leads Charlotte to wonder . And after careful consideration, she comes to the following conclusion: this does not match.
Charlotte is the type to prefer to take initiatives and act without constraint. This leads him to slam the door of the wage system to be healthy, and if possible, a more creative future. It’s decided, she wants to give his vision of the style rather than comply.
To do this, she decided to use the symbol of this ambient conformism, the shirt, and decline it at leisure in a unisex, portable collection by men than by women.
On the side of style, it’s with the dress code corporate that Bob Carpenter wants to play. It is found in the name shirts: “trainee”, “photocopier”, “lift” , or “afterwork”.
And on the side of the material, it’s crazy too! Charlotte love mix cotton, wool, mohair, and even Kashmir. What give a true young to a garment that has crossed the ages and irons.
Price aside, all shirts are available at the unique price of 115 euros, with a very honourable product quality.
The brand also offers a range of blazers, with a bit of humor and relaxation (“Drifts”, “Success”,”Sofa”), in the image of the shirts.
I really invite you to go for a ride on the site of Bob Carpenter, to discover the names of the parts, and enjoy a certain eccentricity in the poses that are sometimes a reflection of the name of the item. It is a bold bet that it should be noted!
Elegant and offbeat Bob Carpenter shirts
As I said in an article on Hircus, I love the panels at the shoulders: they point to them and put the build in value.
Bob Carpenter offers a range of 4 shirts to double yokes at the shoulders, it is through these that I will start.
Simple element of decoration or real asset to the silhouette, the games of colours and patterns are varied, and bring that little touch of relaxation that we’d like to see more often in an outfit.
The collar buttoned shirt is more marked. Echoing the yokes of the shoulders, we find this very slight military inspiration in the rigor of the piece.
But rest assured, the brand does not stop there, you will also find shirts with “breastplates”.Playing with colors and materials, everyone will find his interpretation between the name of the shirt and the design that was lent. Failing to find an explanation, I let you discover other models more marked by the imprint of the brand.
These shirts are, of course, not only for formal use. Once the sleeves rolled up, they are great allies for many outfits, thanks to these unexpected twists that could you revise your reminders of colors.
The test of the shirts Bob Carpenter
Far from a few joyous extravagance sighted above, the shirt that I chose to wear is a model of the 2014 Winter collection. The first point scored by Bob Carpenter is a offer its old collections at a discount until stocks run out.
It’s the shirt “Fusac”, a classic blue shirt, with a breastplate effect “vest” slightly clearer.
Simple dress: Classic chinos, a belt in a beautiful Brown to meet overall, and a blue shirt. No risk on my side. Out of curiosity, and before going any further, what shoes would you wear with this outfit?
Think about the time I’d talk more of this shirt proudly plastronnee.
The shirt sports a sum of details that are its versatility, and reflect the quality provided to making. A devious double cotton that wrinkle and wears less quickly, touch is also softer and easier to maintain. The tabs for roll up the sleeves, dubbed swallows and strong buttons complement this quality piece.
And Yes! The shirt matched with a “beige Savannah” chino (I sleep with a Pantone under my pillow), gives a pretty “bland” outfit visually. This is a result that can be found if, like me, you prefer sober colors. Everyone will have noted the beautiful hem which I gave you (it really is to show socks haha).
He must give back a certain dynamism to this outfit, and this is built from the feet. So I decided to make a sprained my traditional sobriety (haha) by using canary yellow socks.
This beautiful yellow illuminates the whole. Not on purpose, I even made a point of color between the buttonhole and the socks. With yellow, do it!
I finished the whole thing with a pair of discrete sneakers that integrate well the yellow without swearing.
My opinion on the brand Bob Carpenter
The brand Bob Carpenter is doing with my tributes. Be able to dust off the myth of the shirt business with as much panache and daring deserves to be pointed out in this article.
I appreciate the effort that is made in design research, it is difficult to take ownership of a single piece of a wardrobe and her decline in collections each season. A good effort on the side of the shirt details, shponkah planned to tie the sleeves are a rather rare detail and his charm.
Finally, Bob Carpenter happens to get its message across, and get easily identifiable through this very marked DNA. Certainly, the idea has already occurred elsewhere, but never declined many times. Good luck Charlotte!