Short Sale: Over-the-Top Underwear

By James Tarmy - 2013-04-19T22:59:41Z

Photograph by Evan Sung/Bloomberg

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Made to measure boxers start at $210; fully bespoke start at $260

Charvet's made-to-measure underwear service is offered only in the Paris store, where customers can select from 6,000 fabrics. After taking measurements of the client, Charvet tailors build a paper pattern for the subsequent fitting. The total time for the boxers' construction is up to six weeks, which is more than five weeks longer than it takes to build an automobile. The boxers pictured are from Charvet's ready-to-wear line, courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman.