Today at STYLEanthropy, let’s talk about couple shirts and Comme des Garcons Play. I’ve been wanting to get myself those coveted CDG Play shirts for years but never got around to it. Yes, years. But before I proceed, I just wanted to let you know how to pronounce Comme des Garcons because I love you guys and I don’t want you to commit a fashion faux pas. I’m just going to make it simple for you but keep in mind to pronounce it like you were French (if you’re not one, of course). Comme sounds like “com”. The “s” in “des” is silent. For “Garcons”, the “c” is pronounced like an “s” and the “s” in the end is silent. Now say it like you have a French accent.
Going back, when I started blogging in 2008, I myself was addicted to reading other people’s blogs. I got addicted to Chuvaness.com who was a fellow Pinay (slang term for a Philippine female). She often talks about her travels and her love of Japanese fashion. She would always talk about CDG and Rei Kawakubo, the head of the fashion label. FYI, while the name Comme des Garcons is French (which means: like boys – because the style is inspired by boys), it is headquartered in Tokyo and was founded by the Japanese owner/designer Rei Kawakubo. They also have a headquarters in Paris.
So I began a liking to the CDG brand, more especially the “Play” line. The Comme des Garcons haute couture line is a little too avant-garde for me, and is obviously more expensive. The CDG Play, on the other hand, is just right up my alley. I love the quirky designs and the casual tee. Remember the H&M x Comme des Garcons collab? I got the one and only polka dot button down shirt left when I visited the huge H&M store in New York. I loved it, but wanted the hearts designs so much. So now I’m thinking about finally getting one.
Since I’ve been wanting to buy from CDG for awhile, I thought about ordering a “matching couple’s shirt” instead. I know it’s a little cheesy. But hey, who’s to stop me? I don’t mind being cheesy once in a while. There was a time that I would color-match my Husband’s and my outfits, and I don’t care what others would think. So now that I’m thinking about getting a CDG shirt, I thought we could totally go matchy-matchy. Take a look at some of my picks below.
I started choosing the shirts that are exactly the same from both women’s and men’s lines. But while gathering my choices, I thought, wait a minute. I can fit into my hubby’s t-shirt size. And if I size up for an oversized look, he will fit mine. So what if I just choose two designs that would complement each other and not look exactly the same? So it’s like having 2 tees that we can borrow from each other. I think it’s genius. Haha. Am I being cheesy if I get couple shoes too? This for him, this for me.
STYLEanthropists, I hope you enjoyed this post on Comme des Garcons. If you have any questions about the brand or anything at all, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. Stay stylish! Xo.