The Ralph Lauren Grey Haberdashery Collection
The new spring catalog from Bloomingdales features a chic and polished masculine bedroom (save, perhaps, for the lavender sheets and pillows). The items are from Ralph Lauren and are a Bloomie’s exclusive called Grey Haberdashery. The name alone should appeal to menswear aficionados, as should the concept:
Inspired by Ralph Lauren menswear, the Grey Haberdashery collection mixes suiting-inspired fabrics with crisp white accents and silk pillows to evoke the sophisticated look and feel of a classic shirt and tie.
After all, it beats going to bed wearing an actual shirt and tie.
Cashmere throw blanket in charcoal, $595:
Throw pillow in “lavenderfrost purple,” $215:
Handsome furnishings to be sure, but even more handsome prices. I think I’ll be sticking with what I already own—for this season, at least.
Having said that, I like the ideas. The pinstriped duvet, the cable-knitted throw, the pin-dotted pillow, all allude to men’s wear. The combination is elegant yet not off-puttingly so. I could feel at home with these pieces, though I’d prefer something other than lavender. I like lavender, and the shades of the colors in the collection suit each other well; I’d just be happier with a different color in my own bedroom.
As Ben Franklin would rue, “All cats are grey in the dark.” Lavender, scent at least, is considered an aphrodisiac, or not.
I’ve also heard that lavender (the essential oil) does bad things to men, disrupting hormones and the like.
Of course, if one wanted to dress one’s bed in men’s wear, what better place to start than Oxford cloth sheets?
Nice. I like the varied textures, and the violet is handsome and restful with gray. xo, N.
These type pillows are grossly overpriced, usually between $200-$250 by retailers. I like Fur Feater & Fin in the UK ( Country Home Style) much less. Also Amazon lists several directly from China (Covers only) for $5 or so.
UK company is Fur Feather & Fin.
“Grossly overpriced” indeed!
Amazon lists “several”? More like “several thousand.” Unfortunately, Amazon’s search system is poorly implemented, with few options for filtering out unwanted results. There’s so much stuff on Amazon that it’s become almost unusable.