Saturday, 22 May 2010

My Shopping Conquest #103


Below: Dun you love the Lanvin shopping bag?!?! The scribbles by Alber Elbaz, personalised especially for the Singapore store at Hilton Hotel...



Below: Found these unique Grosgrain Ribbon Collar Checks Shirt, in bluish or reddish colours... love the innovative use of unexpected materials for the collar:-P


Below: Grosgrain ribbon...never seen it used as a collar, double ply for more structure. This material has become synonymous with Lanvin...


Below: Me trying the shirt.... should fold up the sleeves...


Below: Cut is slim, but not tight...


Below: Also tried on the blue mini checks version which look like a plain colour from afar... less appealing...


Below: My outfit for yesterday...Zara denim shirt and shorts (from last week's cool find!), Comme Des Garcon Shoes and my Dries Van Noten tie belt (finally debuting..ever since I got it last season for my birthday!)


Below: I love my tie belt with the ends dangling out...


Below: The grosgrain collar shirts as seen on the runway... blue mini checks version.. which I passed...



Below: My preferred colour as seen on the runway!




Shopping Saturday: Lanvin Grosgrain Ribbon Collar Checkered Shirt

Last week I went to Lanvin Boutique at Hilton Hotel to do some browsing which is always not a good idea, as in the end, I came out of the shop non empty handed. Ever since watching 'A Single Man' (I bought the book on Friday!), I am so taken by geeky, preppy looks. I have been searching for some 'geek' shirts to compliment my Thakoon thick plastic rim frames. Not wanting to settle for normal looking shirts that everyone can find anywhere, Lanvin seems to bear potential to find unique designs.

My shopping instincts was right, I found this Grosgrain Ribbon Collar Checkered Shirt, that features not a cotton fabric collar, but grosgrain ribbon, a material that has somehow become synonymous with Lanvin! Have never seen any shirts ever using this material as part of a shirt, I always thought grosgrain ribbon is usually for gift wrapping or at most... as piping on clothing. So this was definitely unique and what I have been looking for...a good innovation!

There were 2 colours for the shirt, one with blue mini checks and the other in white with red and grey checks. I tried on both. In the end, the latter looked more 'geeky', so I went with that! After a nip and tuck at the sleeves to tighten it down, I collected my new shirt yesterday. I declare next weekend, 'Geeky Saturday'... can't wait to wear the shirt next week!

(Dressing room shots are taken over 2 weekends, hence the different shorts...)


Source: Lanvin, Vogue UK

21 comments:

jonny said...

Recently in the U.S. Lanvin finally opened a store that sells it's menswear.Love your site!Your skinny.

ToShiYaKi said...

like ur Zara denim shirt ... anyway if u are interested to get things from Lanvin can let me know.. i have a friend working there..

Anonymous said...

shirt is a little bit too big for you, isn't it?
i like your belt.

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Yeah, it looked too big as I did not tucked in properly for fear of crumpling it... but it does fit:-) Not the super slim fitted cut, which is what I want.

And toshiyaki, thanks for the offer! Who's your friend there? There's a few SAs there, all very nice:-)

Anonymous said...

Kevin,

Is the tie belt still on sale at club 21? Is it a free size?

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Hi Anony,

The tie belt may still be available. It's ss2010 version, which is blue and white stripe tie, with a white woven leather buckle.

Go check it out:-)

Kevin

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Yes, one size only:-)

Anonymous said...

kevin, u always have the coolest shirts!!! i love the shirt and your legs!!!

how much is the shirt btw?

Anonymous said...

is there any other colors available?

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Hi Anony, which shirt are you referring to? The denim shirt (SGD $89.90) or the Lanvin (SGD $810)?

The Lanvin shirt has only 2 colours, the blue tone mini checks and this orange, grey checks in white:-)

Anonymous said...

i meant the lanvin shirt- my bad for not being clear! n thnx for the info man :D

GG said...

ur too skinny, flat butt ;-)

markthatdesign said...

i just love how you style your clothes. love it. :)

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

GG, skinny is tonnes better than fat. Who needs perky butt? Unless you are into that:-p

Anonymous said...

Those lanvin necklaces with "lanvin" spelled out are to die for!!

mystical said...

In Browns fashion, the same Lanvin shirt is selling for only 280 pounds/ SGD 569

Why was the price you've listed so expensive :S (Lanvin in Malaysia is ridiculously marked up too :( )

And is this shirt seriously worth the price? Anything particular special about the construction? :)

ajie said...

u look so yummy!!!

Mike said...

What brand/model are the white shorts you're wearing in the pics? The look awesome!

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Hi Mike, those white shorts are from D&G...

Michael Xu said...

Love the short ..!!

mystical said...

I bought two of this Lanvin shirts after a discount during the year end sales.

Still overpriced but I must say this shirt is a good investment.

a. An excellent cut that is slim and flatters the most bodies
b. Hand sewn buttonholes!!!!!! (looks like it to me)
c. Cloth is exquisite. i always thought fashion brands uses second rate materials but I was wrong about Lanvin. But then again, they have a shirt atelier back in Paris so I'm sure they have access to quality materials.
d. MOP buttons
e. Those collars (i hope its silk and not polyester)

Cheers!