A terrific three piece that doesn’t miss a beat sees our very own Colin Farrell win out for us as wearing our suit of the month for May 2015.
Pictured at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Farrell’s formal attire consisting of a grey three piece suit and white bespoke shirt was the picture of sophisticated summer style and gentlemanly grandeur.
We go into detail onto just what made this suit stand head and shoulders above the rest . . .
From head-to-toe, this was suiting at its finest. Starting at the bespoke blazer, we bear witness to a litany of details that are distinctly correct in the bespoke tailoring stakes. While the usual suspects make their welcome appearances (framed shoulders and visible shirt cuffs respectively); the finer details of the top half of his torso display an acute awareness of stylistic and suited sensibilities.
Pocket detailing is mismatched to give the look a unique feel. The left breast pocket is made in the flat style whereas the front paneling of the blazer features a single flap pocket on each side. These horizontal lines are naturally juxtaposed by the row of five waistcoat buttons that literally and vertically slice his suiting down the middle.
When it comes to clothing and movement, trousers obviously play a key part in comfort while walking, running and moving in general. In Farrell’s instance here, he must strut the red carpet and also stop to pose for photographers. Take a look at his left bent knee in that the fabric of his tailored trousers accommodates for his movement. Instead of becoming stiff and tense, the material meets the movement demands resulting in a crease-free lower leg as the material shifts.
His right leg shows us two important elements; design and function. Design-wise, we can see a distinct singular pleat that runs down the trouser leg. While pleats are simply a style of trouser, they can add a streamlined element of design to one’s attire. Function-wise, it is evident that these trousers are tailored to Farrell’s leg length exactly as they are hemmed perfectly at the ankle, thus functioning as a garment catering to both his measurements and his suiting needs.
They say the devil is in the detail and indeed Farrell must believe this through his successful use of accessories and embellishments. The colour detailing that he employs is that of a complementary palette consisting of his grey suiting and white shirting. This brilliant white breaks and elevates the otherwise washout grey when it becomes visible at his torso and sleeves.
Farrell’s use of a black and white patterned pocket square adds a softer and silkier material to the mix that both compares (colour) and contrasts (material) to his dress shoes. A final look at button detailing shows us rows of four buttons on his blazer sleeves – matching details in that the same buttons are used on his bespoke blazer and his fitted waistcoat for a seamlessly harmonious pairing.
Specialising in the bespoke tailoring of both menswear and womenswear; A Suit That Fits Ireland is your first port of call for made to measure formal attire. With studios in Dublin, Cork and Belfast, our team of Irish tailors and stylists will guide you through the entire custom design process from start to finish. Contact us by clicking here or call 019036268 to discuss your needs and ideas and book in for a free initial hour-long consultation.
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