It is the caring individual's love of clothing that drives Savile Row as an entity, so in my humble view such things should be nurtured. I know for example that I'm a somewhat flamboyant dresser, but I enjoy being a flamboyant dresser and in my defence, everything that informs my dress sense is rooted in sartorial history and in a genuine appreciation and enjoyment of a maximalist approach to colour and pattern. So why gentlemen wandering up and down Savile Row in frankly unimaginative plain charcoal blazers and unremarkable white shirts feel the need to sneer (because certain parties have sneered) I do not know. It is important for those who engage with the world of tailoring to celebrate its individuality, without falling into the all too human pitfall of judging those who engage with their tailoring slightly differently - such divisions can easily do more harm than good and create tension and disunity, rather than a mutual respect for one another's style and clothes. Equally, those who have the luxury of bespoke suiting should not presume to judge those who cannot afford the same - I know many people who thoroughly enjoy wearing and feel good in considered and well thought through made-to-measure and off-the-peg outfits.
Sunday, 17 August 2014
Sunday, 10 August 2014
Sunday, 3 August 2014
Sunday, 27 July 2014
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
At this stage, the trousers are sitting much cleaner around my thigh and seat, and the slight drag around my hip bones will be eased once the waistband is attached and the pockets go in, allowing the trousers to sit properly. The trousers are also to be finished with no break at the front for a cleaner finish.
Basted garments are initially made-up without pockets or a waistband so that they can be more easily altered.
Thursday, 17 July 2014
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
A fabulous double-breasted blazer with a pleasingly full and gentle shape, cut in a densely woven Italian linen hopsack.