Are you looking for a dressy but comfortable shirt? Try the Quat’z’Arts shirt! Patric Hollington integrated it into his collections in 2000. His idea was to design a shirt with a wing collar and musketeer cuffs, very elegant, to accompany you on special days, those that one immortalizes in a beautiful photo, those that you will not forget.
Its cut, like that of the classic hollington, is straight, and the button placket stops halfway down. Patric preferred this time a wing collar to the Nehru collar. Some of you may choose to wear it open, like Patric and Alban, for a less stiff, day-to-day spirit. Others will keep it for special occasions and then enjoy it with a closed collar, perhaps even adding a bow tie to it.
Be careful, if the musketeer cuffs are the ultimate in chic, it's because they require cuff links − without them, you won't be able to close them!
Like any hollington shirt, the Quat’z’Arts is designed to be practical: it has a comfort pleat in the back and two chest pockets. Here is what easily stores pen, small notebook or ... silk pocket-handkerchief. You’ll quickly see its aesthetic benefit.
Patric borrowed the name of this evening shirt from the Cabaret des Quat’z’Arts in Montmartre, Paris.
Located at 62 boulevard de Clichy, very close to the Moulin Rouge, it housed the artistic avant-garde at the turn of the 20th century. Painters, poets, writers and architects gathered there to dance and laugh − but also to defend and protect their ideas. François Trombert, its founder, had federated a place of freedom of expression and creation there.
Within the walls of the café, Le Mur, which has become famous, is a collective work. Everyone added drawings, caricatures, sketches or comments on current topics. No less famous, the Quat’z’Arts Journal set down on paper this joyful, irreverent spirit and the artistic impulse that reigned at Montmartre. It was presented as a collection of short stories, illustrations, anecdotes and chronicles chanting the love of the Butte Montmartre.
In the name of this shirt alone, there is the whole spirit of a happy man! Patric Hollington liked to party in his elegant and courteous manner, but above all by being well dressed.