I actually appreciate a well-dressed man much more than a well-dressed woman. A truly stylish man, not just one who dresses classically and well turned out, is very rare. This is why since university I have taken a keen interest in men’s wear, especially tailoring. Just after graduating, I was incredibly grateful for the gentlemen at Anderson and Sheppard and for letting me shadow their craft for a day. Working just round the corner from Savile Row, I try to keep a glance on London’s most dapper men.
Richard James caused a bit of a stir amongst the traditional suits of ‘the Row’ with his modern cut and bright colours when he first opened his doors. Now his shop is a well respected silhouette, time is needed for change. The Richard James blog is a wonderful portal into men’s fashion and want to share this advise from the tailor on why their navy blazer is an essential for every masculine wardrobe:
“Cut from our beautifully balanced, modern classic Hyde block in a super-soft, subtly textured 100% wool hopsack.
Wear it with charcoal fine twill trousers, a deep pink Oxford tie and black Derbies (left), a Desert Rats knit, jeans and apron boots (centre) or a dark sand military shirt, grey cotton twill trousers and apron boots (right). All available now from the Savile Row store and Richard James Online.”
Look who agrees!
“I can go all over the world with just three outfits: a blue blazer and gray flannel pants, a gray flannel suit, and black tie.”
– Pierre Cardin