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Dress Like "Charlie Harper"
Iconic Poster of Charlie Harper
Or Do You Want To Copy Manny's (on Modern Family) Cubavera Style!
My husband used to love the TV show Two and a Half Men. I am quite sure that he did not identify with Alan, the younger, geeky brother. I know he did not want to emulate Jake, Alan's kid. So that just left the older brother, Charlie Harper, for him to admire. My man is not a womanizer nor a musician. He does not have a paid maid (unless you count me, his wife, as a paid worker) nor does he drink tiger juice. So what can he like about Charlie? I guess it was the way he dressed! I rather liked Charlie's style--retro casual bowling shirts and cargo shorts, too. (Actually, he liked the humor of the show the best!)
Since Charlie's demise, it seems that the character of Manny Delago from "Modern Family" has picked up the torch for the bowling shirt.
If you like Charlie's and Manny's style, you might be able to find something similar on Amazon.com. Keep scrolling down to find some Charlie Harper Shirts you can buy.
Who is Charlie Harper?
He is not real, he is a character on TV--CBS's Two and A Half Men
Charlie Harper is a fictional jingle-writing bachelor living in Malibu. Charlie (formerly the character played by Charlie Sheen before his leaving the series in 2011) is always in cool, casual attire. The 2 and a Half Men's costume designer puts him in comfy retro clothes to reflect his character - laid back and free-spirited. In fact, Charlie has become a virtual catalog for the Hollywood trend of retro fashion. Two-toned, short-sleeved bowling shirts and cabana wear over khaki cargo shorts all gently shout "cool comfort", and Charlie Harper (or Sheen) carries the look off pretty well. He seems most comfortable in camp shirts (basically bowling shirts). CH's look is perfect for his character, who lives in a Southern California beach community.
How much of Charlie Harper's style is Charlie Sheen's? Who can tell? Not me. One thing is certain, the Charlie Harper Style has become identified with Mr. Sheen. I am hoping that Mr. Sheen's personality will not affect the popularity of these classic shirts!
(image from Flickr user XRain.M. "Charlie Harper" is in the front row, left in the black and tan shirt.)
A Classy Bowling Shirt that Charlie would have loved!
I love the color combination of this classy Charlie Harper Style shirt! Best of all: Machine Washable! Yes!
Do you recognize Rico Rodriguez aka Manny on "Modern Family"?
Manny's Charlie Harper Style
Cubavera or Guayabera Dress Shirts
Because of Manny's Colombian origins, he would naturally be drawn to the retro look of bowling-type shirts that Charlie Harper would wear. I have seen this style called "cubavera" or "guayabera" on the web or on Amazon.com.
The Cubavera shirt shown to the right was found on Amazon. It comes in lots of colors.
Not familiar with Two and a Half Men? - Here is a clip from one of my favorite episodes:
The writers from Two and a Half Men and CSI traded jobs. This is video shows a clip from the episode of Two and a Half Men written by the writers of CSI(LasVegas). Enjoy this video about the experience!
Charlie Harper Outfit #2 - This one features a Charlie Sheen Signature Shirt!
Do you think Charlie Harper was a good dresser? I, personally, will miss the clothes that Charlie Sheen wore on Two and a Half Men.
If you have an opinion, be sure to add it to the comments at the bottom of the page.
As far as the outfit below, I love pairing black with classic khaki shorts. My husband loves cargo shorts and, believe it or not, he actually found a use for each pocket! One can never have too many pockets. The new cell phones out there on the market these days, demand big pockets.
The description says this is a "no-iron" shirt. That's what I call a good thing!
"Two and A Half Men" Vintage Style on EBay - Find a deal on Charlie Sheen gear!
With Charlie Sheen no long being on CBS, it is getting more difficult finding Charlie Sheen Signature shirts. Hopefully, on the day you visit this page, there will be some great deals and lots of choices on eBay. If not, come back later.
I normally only show 3 search results, but with these retro style shirts being so popular, I am including 5. Good hunting!
Does Television dictate your fashion style?
Do you think that TV shows like Two and a Half Men can affect what we wear? Oh, do you think sideburns like Charlie has are the next big style?