A lightweight blue C&D bespoke suit was the perfect choice for this groom’s Tuscan wedding. Thanks to Rock My Wedding for sharing and Jack Ladenburg for photography - http://bit.ly/1mXxye6
A little different from our usual Savile Row and City locations, but as it’s a fair weather Friday, in the glorious Oxfordshire countryside, let The CLA Game Fair begin!
Setting up our regular stand at The CLA Game Fair today, at glorious Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. Open to the public from Fri-Sun, for all things hunting, shooting and fishing plus the chance to win a £2000 C&D suit! Get your tickets here - http://bit.ly/1kYscve
Congratulations to Claire & Mat, whose 1950s inspired wedding was recently featured on the Love My Dress wedding blog, with groom looking very dashing in a Cad & The Dandy vivid blue, three piece, bespoke suit. http://bit.ly/1q1gx6v
Despite summer currently being on mid to full boil, we’re thinking ahead to suits and overcoats for the chillier climes of autumn.
Champagne & Oysters al fresco at the Moet & Chandon Summer Terrace.
Sampling new dishes at the latest Hawksmoor opening in Knightsbridge.
Food and fine views at City Social, in the heart of the City.
‘The World’s Best Cocktails’ at Langham Hotel’s Artesian Bar.
Bespoke boozing? Yes, at The Discount Suit Company bar, in Shoreditch (where else?).
After work G&Ts at Mayfair’s oldest watering hole, The Running Horse.
The Tour as it races across the UK and on into France.
The BBC Proms, in all their glory.
British Folk Art at Tate Britain.
Dennis Hopper – The Lost Album at The Royal Academy.
Stories of POWs on the Burma Railway, chillingly told in The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
An archive of street documentary photography in 78/87 London Youth, by Derek Ridgers.
Wet dog portraits by Sophie Gamand, with our company mascot in mind.
An exclusive Quintessentially Wine event hosted at our Savile Row shop.
Rolling out the C&D wagons for our annual stand at the CLA Game Fair, Blenheim Palace from 18th - 20th July.
A trip across the pond to NYC from 31st July - 1st August, seeing clients old and new.
Here at Cad & the Dandy we are seeing an increasing number of our customers investing in separate jackets and trousers, as contemporary style evolves to determine that the regular business suit is not always the dominant uniform of the workplace. Seasonally, summer also brings a wealth of occasions for which a less formal look is favourable – al fresco drinks parties, garden gatherings and events of a sporting nature.
Where the choices of cloth for a suit can be relatively straightforward, with separates a greater degree of consideration is required. The wealth of weights, patterns and colours available brings many more options into the equation.
For us, the key to selecting successful separates is contrast. Both the trousers and jacket should be in a different cloth from each other, making a clear, visible distinction between the two. As a general rule we would suggest choosing your colours first, then deciding on patterns as a secondary consideration.
For example, neutral coloured trousers in shades of beige, pale blue, light grey and cream can be successfully paired with darker jackets in browns and navy blues. Prince of Wales checks, herringbones and window pane checks work well as contrasting cloths, adding more depth to the overall look. Equally, reversing this with a dark trouser and lighter coloured jacket will work just as well.
It’s worth remembering that less formal cloths, such as cottons, gaberdines and linens are best paired together. The same rule applies with more formal cloths such as flannels, worsteds and cashmeres. To mix between these two can result in a slightly chaotic look. Conversely, cloth choices that are too similar may result in a look that is overly matchy-matchy and definitely something to be avoided.
The introduction of some well considered style elements to your jacket can also give it a stronger identity as a separate in its own right, rather than looking like a suit jacket. This might include the addition of a belted cuff, some button hole detailing or pleated patch pockets.
For further guidance, information or to book a consultation please contact us.
Cad & The Dandy, City – 020 7283 1975
Cad & The Dandy, Savile Row – 020 7434 4344
Posted by Ian Meiers, Director (Savile Row/City)
It’s a summer seaside wedding this time, with the groom in a lightweight, three piece, pale grey C&D bespoke suit. Thanks to the Whimsical Wonderland Weddings blog for posting and making us all want to go directly to the beach! Photos by Cotton Candy Wedding Photography - http://bit.ly/1lysjNd
Another beautiful wedding, with a very stylish groom in bespoke C&D, posted on the 'So You're Getting Married' blog. Congratulations to the happy couple and thanks to Lucy Davenport Photography, for sharing - http://bit.ly/1m509hi
John & Ryan are tweaking their tache’s in thanks for all the support we received at our birthday party on Friday night. Special mentions to Chase Vodka, Affligem Beer & Champagne Charles Heidsieck. More images are on the way, just as soon as we fully recover and finish clearing up!