For Bristol’s local tailor , there are few commissions more rewarding than that of a tweed suit, and a tweed wedding suit particularly.
So you can imagine one’s glee when Giles made an appointment with A Suit That Fits to discuss just that!
Giles’ own style is what I call British preppy; well-fitting chinos and check shirts teamed with either handmade Northamptonshire shoes, or, in Giles case limited edition training shoes; and he wears it well.
So I wondered what he might want with a tweed suit but given the country location of the wedding and Giles penchant for the best in cloths that the fashion world can provide, tweed was a natural choice.
Whilst the order of the day was to be grey, at least for the groom’s suit, it was a black and white herringbone tweed, giving the appearance of grey, which provided a muted backdrop for the wedding colour scheme of green, which adorned Giles’s chest in the form of his tie.
Now traditionally, black would be the shoe colour of choice for a grey wedding suit, or any other grey suit for that matter. But Giles is not a fan – understandable given his penchant for high-end trainers. And whilst I encourage individuality, there can be no better guide for what shoes (or any other accouterments) to wear than those which complimentary one’s ensemble.
Hence (and before you sniff take a look ) Giles’ very own green Vans sneakers were worn with aplomb, perfectly complementing his green tie, and moreover, affording him two cracks of the wedding-colour scheme whip – bravo!