Wednesday, September 3

Claridge + King

Few things are truly sexier than a woman wearing her man’s button-down shirt. Ask any man or just look at the new Estee Lauder Sensuous perfume campaign with Elizabeth Hurley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Carolyn Murphy and Hilary Rhoda.




Realizing this universal truth and a desire to find a proper fitting, but comfortable men’s shirt, sisters Laurann Claridge and Lizbeth King decided to create their own. Their new line Claridge + King, a collection of menswear-inspired clothing for women, debuts with the “His is Hers Oxford’ shirt. The result is a beautiful garment tailored for women with extended tails for coverage and mother of pearl buttons. Each shirt comes packaged in a petite gray and white striped pillowcase.

Sisters and founders Lizbeth King and Laurann Claridge

“Ever since I was a teenager, I loved wearing my dad’s and, later, my boyfriend’s worn-in, button-down shirts,” Claridge recalls. “The problem was, while the sleeve length might work, the tails where too short. Or it was roomy enough, but the cuffs extended past my fingertips.” Laurann and Lizbeth worked on prototype after prototype to get the proportions perfect before launching Claridge + King.

Having met Laurann on several occasions, I know first-hand her impeccable taste and style. I have a feeling this new line will become an instant classic.

Shirts start at $89, with monogramming available.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic idea!!

Anne said...

I second anonymous! It really is a fabulous idea. I think I need one!!!

coco+kelley said...

LOVE this! i'm so short that i can never really look THAT sex in my boyfriend's button-ups. more like a kid playing dress up. i might need one too!

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Brilliant. And I get my shirts back, to boot! Greatness has descended on women's tailored clothing once again.

Anonymous said...

Ordered mine today! Have been searching just for this, as I have been ruining my husband dress shirts. He'll be just as delighted as I am when it arrives. The price is perfect. Some cashmere tights with boots and it's a dress for autumn. Whoo-Hoo and Rock it! Thanks Claridge & King.

Joy M

Jane said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!

ALL THE BEST said...

I agree with you Anne and Jane. I need one too!

ALL THE BEST said...

coco+kelley I'm sure it would look great one you!

ALL THE BEST said...

Greatness is a great word Mr E&EL :-)
I too think it's a brilliant idea!

Joy, I thought the same thing! I think this shirt would love great with cashmere tights. Perfect for running around during the day.

Mary-Laure said...

You know who's the queen of the white shirt? The wonderful Carolina Herrera.

Kim said...

Nothing else will do this fall, for every occasion!...think Katherine Hepburn:-)

pve design said...

Another white shirt afficianado here!
I always love white shirts, Lauren Hutton has always worn them with style too!

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

I'm laughing here because you are so right...women in men's shirts...but let me tell you a Canadian turn-on...women in hockey jerseys. It's true. Men go wild.

katiedid said...

Yeah! Gotta have one...or three. Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

Yes, fabulous, love 'em, want one, now....but aaaaurgh. Apparently they don't ship internationally--yet! poo. Will have one shipped to NYC and pick it up when I go. But I want one Nooooow. ;-)

Ryland in Houston said...

I have two... one for home and one I wear out. I get compliments on both. I'm a tall girl (5'9") and the fit is perfect!

Down Comforter said...

really sensous