A great email from a happy groom with some lovely photos to match. Thanks to Ian & Amy for sharing the details of their day with us. http://bit.ly/1pkSFd7
Can a Cad & The Dandy groom’s suit be upstaged by a wedding cake? Only when it’s been made by the winner of last year’s BBC series, The Great British Bake Off! See more images of the contenders in question, and make up your own mind, via the Love My Dress blog - http://bit.ly/1nxMBs4
Here’s our Savile Row customer service manager, Jorden, at the basted fitting stage of her next three piece suit, cut by head cutter, John Deboise, in the City (you can see him admiring his work, just behind Jorden in the first photo).
The suit is made up in a William Halstead 13oz blue tonic mohair and consists of a single breasted, one button, notch lapel jacket with cut away pockets and double vents, a single breasted 5 button waistcoat with pointed bottoms and a ‘u’ front, and high waisted trousers with double forward pleats, fish tail back, slant pockets and side adjusters. We’ll be posting images of the finished article soon, so watch this space!
In a nod to all things carnival, we present Holland & Sherry’s stand out Notting Hill bunch. Full of bright colours and distinctive patterns, the cloths are a perfect reflection of the colourful flamboyance that this weekend’s festivities promise.
We’re chuffed to have received this rather splendid pair of limited edition cufflinks today, courtesy of The Merchant Fox.
Made from an original WW1 British brass shell case, the L & R design is inspired by Fox Brothers’ puttees. Each pair of puttees were tagged with a Left and Right clip for ease of use. This unique design has been rescaled and crafted by a Master Silversmith into just 11 pairs. Available to buy via the Merchant Fox website - http://bit.ly/1rpwnZA
"You should work your socks off, but do so efficiently" - Some simple but sound advice from James, to all the entrepreneurs out there, via this article in MoneyWeek.
A client’s tailoring tale, from cloth to finished boating blazer - http://bit.ly/1umwjtI
It’s no secret that at this time of year, the waistcoat comes into its own. Whether for weddings, the office or a dressed up weekend look, the tailored waistcoat offers much in the way of versatility and style.
Capable of transcending dress codes and social situations, the waistcoat gives the scope for experimenting with layers whilst also retaining a stylish overall look. Summer layering enjoys the benefit of still looking smart without the need for a jacket. Winter sees the benefit of extra warmth when worn underneath a jacket.
Recent trends have seen the horseshoe waistcoat enjoying a revival but with double breasted, single breasted, shawl collars, wrap front, lapels, number of buttons, pockets, cloths and linings to chose from, this is a garment that can be created to strongly reflect your individual style and personality.
Bought as an independent garment or as part of a three piece suit, it is always worth considering the contrasting options a waistcoat can offer. Tweeds, corduroys and heavier weight flannels are good choices for the colder months while linens, light tweeds and light weight wools work better in summer. One can opt to select the same cloth as that of a trouser and/or jacket or one can go for a statement piece that serves to compliment and contrast with existing suits, jackets and trousers.
In general, there are few rules to follow in carrying off the waistcoat to its full potential. The fit should be impeccable. The length of a waistcoat should meet the top of your trouser or overlap where the trouser has a higher waist. A gap between the two is unsightly and loses the benefit of a more streamlined silhouette. Buttons should always be fastened. Over accessorising should be avoided – keep it simple and stylish.
A fresh faced young Ian predicts a positive future for his new tailoring business on the BBC News six years ago (at 1min in) - http://bit.ly/WOANf4