Captivating in CAPEL French Elegance for Big and Tall Men
The Parisian house of Capel offers a fine selection of ready-to-wear collections for large and tall men especially suited to the man of a grand stature like rugby player Alexandre Flanquart, who is 2.06 meters tall and weighs 120 kilos and who has become the house’s ambassador. The house was founded 60 years ago and so Capel has acquired an unparalleled and absolutely unique expertise and savoir-faire in the acquisition and fashioning of clothing for tall and large men and has developed cuts adjusted into five silhouettes referred to as conformations within each of which one finds over ten different sizes. The five conformations are defined as small and ample, ample, tall and ample, slender, and extra long. And so the house offers up to 55 sizes for both large and tall men for one garment and customers are sure to find clothing adapted to their stature.
It all began back in 1958 when the house’s creator Raymond-Henri Capel decided to develop large sized, ready-to-wear clothing for men with specific needs and over the years the house has become a reference in the specialty. Modern cuts, elegance and style combined with noble fabrics like linen, pure wool, Egyptian cotton and cashmere are hallmarks of the house.
Capel’s eponymous brand caters to gentlemen who are looking for pieces that are suited for their casual days off as well as their business wear and Capel carries complete outfits for any and every occasion. The house’s own confidential line, Privé Capel Paris, is fashioned according to the traditional rules of Italian tailoring. The suits are made with the finest of fabrics from Loro Piana, Cerruti, Holland & Sherry and Egyptian cottons.
Fine brands carried by the house include Pal Zileri, Cutter & Buck, Paul & Shark and Derek Rose, Tommy Hilfiger, as well as the stylish and colourful pieces from Lacoste and Vilebrequin. Capel has been offering for 20 years now large sizes exclusively from Pal Zileri known for its traditional craft Italian clothing. Paul & Shark is a prestigious Italian brand drawing its inspiration from the world of yachting and revolving around elegance, performance and adventure and its large size collection is found exclusively at Capel. Derek Rose, a supplier to the royal family of Great Britain, is specialised in luxury nightwear and its large size collections are also offered exclusively by Capel.
Lacoste’s sporty, casual and tailored large sized polo shirts are found exclusively at Capel as well. Another exclusive offering from the house is a fine selection of Cubjeans, a premium Made in France brand of jeans specialised in sizes for tall men with refined cuts that never go out of style. If you are looking for garments adapted to outdoor activities, Capel carries, exclusively, the lines for large and tall men of Cutter & Buck known for their use of state-of-the-art materials like Weather-Tech, Drytech, Telfon and Anti-UV offering great comfort no matter the weather conditions. Specialised in bathing suits for over 40 years, drawing its inspiration from the French Riviera, the house of Vilebrequin has created a collection for tall and large men exclusively for Capel. And the house, which has eight boutiques in France, specialises in bespoke and personalised service, regarding it as an essential component of the shopping experience at Capel.
Capel Boutiques 26 blvd Malesherbes (8th), 01 42 66 34 21 Mon-Sat 10:30am-7pm 11-13 rue de Tournon (6th), 01 43 54 29 74 Tues-Sat 10:30am-12:30pm & 2pm-7pm 74 blvd Sébastopol (3rd), 01 42 72 25 09 Tues-Sat 10:30am-7pm www.capelstore.fr