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So it seems to me that, since writing my last blog on style in the Scottish cities, not a lot has changed. One or two things maybe. Edinburgh is still a very business led city, Aberdeen still likes a flash of colour, and Glasgow enjoys following the fashion trends.
One thing I have noticed though, is the style. gents, although more business like, are beginning to wear slimmer fits, with slightly shorter jacket styles and narrower legs.
It's beginning to show that the city is becoming more fashion conscious. What can I attribute it to? Well, I think that's simple. Off the peg options are following fashion more closely. It becomes harder to get that perfect suit for your body shape when the design teams behind the big names opt for a style change. I think the influences on the fashion more recently (Daniel Craig, One Direction) have pushed designers to be a little more cutting edge with the jacket styling. Still plenty of 2 button jackets, still plenty of slim lapels, but a lot more close cuts. Glasgow has really excelled in the past 18 months or so (since my last blog on this matter).
I've seen a lot more younger chaps rocking the tweeds and textures. There seems to be an emphasis on challenging the boundaries of style, with a few double breasted jackets around town. Separates are also popular in Glasgow with plenty of chinos coming into the mix, worn with a smart jacket. I think the trends in Glasgow tend to be more in line with the Country Gent look, and if you look historically, you may find a clue as to why. Many communities in Glasgow were formed when the islanders and Irish were forced to flee their roots. Maybe some of the younger generation are harking back to their traditional roots. It's not unreasonable, as the Tweed and Vintage looks are still very fashionable. Aberdeen is a favourite of mine. When you visit the city and look at the buildings and architecture, it's all very grey (hence; The Granite City), however, there's a real effort from the residents here to make sure they do not become lost in the landscape. I see plenty of Blue suits , and plenty of bold shirt options to ensure that colour rules. It's a very pretty sight. Style wise, it's a good mix between fashion and business, but it's not very formal in the way that both Glasgow Edinburgh prefer. There aren't many ties in Aberdeen, they have a very casual and relaxed outlook on life. Maybe they'd love our new Chameleon Chinos.
In the world of tailoring wearing a suit with confidence is key; to feel good you have to look the part. Colour and style are the main components of the suit and shade effect. When walking the streets of London you see many suits and many shades but wearing them together is a whole new ball game.
If you are going to wear shades with your suit, you have to make sure that you have the right size and right colour to get that killer effect. Take Daniel Craig for example, he is wearing a single breasted charcoal grey suit with a notched lapel jacket accompanied with a sharp silver tie.
The shades; our very own Mr Bond is sporting fit great and the proportion and colour of the shades match his face perfectly! The silver sides of the shades tie in excellently with the suit and tie. Suit and Shade effect complete!. Another Example is Kanye West. His album; Yeezus, is being released on the 18th June. Kanye has gone for a completely different look to Daniel Craig. He is rocking a Checked Jacket with a very sharp white shirt which fits great. The shades Kanye has opted for are different compared Daniel Craig's.Why is this? Many different reason but the most important reasons are style, size and colour.
Kanye's face shape is different to Daniel's so going for bigger shades is a good choice. The style of shades are very much like the jacket Kanye is wearing, vibrant, stylish and they look amazing on. It's 2013 as we all know, everyone is trying to bring something different to the table in terms of suits and shades but I feel as long as you pick the right style and colours your can't go wrong!
With summer slowly creeping into London bit by bit there are lots of events to look forward to. A myriad of festivals, racing events and galas take place in our capital not to mention the surrounding counties.
Why not take advantage of our quick turnaround available this June and get yourself a linen suit for summer!. Other things that you can do to give it that timeless dandy summer look is to add brace buttons and a waistcoat, this I assure you will make you the talk of the town.
Next up is Tom Hardy wearing a Matt Black 2 piece suit. Simply styled in a 2 button front, notched lapel, Saville Row standard 4 button cuff, double vent.
To finish off the look Tom wore this lightweight Tan Burberry Trench and black driving gloves which I personally feel is a classic look that will work well with our current British summer weather.
If you're looking for a evening suit but don't need to go as far as wearing a Dinner Jacket then this would be a great look to carry off. You can probably find a cheaper alternative if you are looking to copy the look of the Burberry Trench. as it's not cheap and you would be far better off on spending the money on a well fitted bespoke suit.
Justin Timberlake who has been busy this year promoting the release of his new The 20/20 experience album has pulled of some great sartorial looks but one that stood out for me is this Brown
tweed 2 piece suit. This suit has been designed in a classic but understated way with straight flapless pockets, notched collar, horn buttons, turn-ups on the hem of the trouser and finished simply with a silk pocket square.
Leonardo DiCaprio is probably one of thee most sort after actors at the moment and with 9 Golden Globe nominations to his name you can understand why. This year saw the release of one of his latest films for DiCaprio to star in, which showed off some great 1920's sartorial styling. Plus with the release of Django Unchained fairly recently you can understand DiCaprio's been attending a lot of film premiers, which always means a different suit for every occasion.
Style wise DiCaprio wore a Midnight Blue 2 piece suit for the Premier of the Great Gatsby with straight flap pockets and traditional notched collar. If I have one critique on this suit is length of the trouser being too long, which slightly spoiled the end look. The last style icons I will mention are the big names that I mainly get asked about either because my client has seen a particular coloured cloth they like or they have seen a suit they would like in a similar style. The two men in question are of course Mr David Beckham and Bond himself Daniel Craig! Both these gents I would class as not just British style icons but global style icons. Both David Beckham and Daniel Craig are both gents to keep your eye on when it comes to good sartorial style and how to accessories a bespoke suit. I'm sure you've seen a lot of famous people at award ceremonies trying too hard to be noticed by wearing a bright or garish suit. As you can see from the 2 piece suit David is wearing to the right, all the suit needs to be is well cut to you and styled in a classic manner which in turn will always turn heads! The look David has gone for here is very traditional, with a slim fit 2 button black jacket with sleeve length cut to shoot 1/2 of cuff, slim fit grey trousers, Oxford Brown polished shoe, silk navy blue tie, white pocket square, tie pin and classic white shirt. As for ticking all the boxes of the sartorial bible of how to wear a classic look David Beckham has done so and it's always a winner to finish any look off with a beautiful woman on your arm. As mentioned before Daniel Craig is also someone to keep your eye on who knows how to make a statement with his suit but without going too far. Again, with the suit to the left, it's cut in a manner which ticks all the boxes of a classic cut suit which will never go out of fashion. It's cut in a slim fit look which show's off the wearer's figure without going into the territory of a skinny fit look which in my honest opinion should never be used in the same sentence of a bespoke suit. Daniel also knows how to show off a great Dinner Jacket as you can see here with this midnight blue dinner jacket styled with black satin lapel and white pocket square.
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Now, It's not very often I find inspiration for a blog in a red-top, but after noticing this article in one of the best selling red-tops in the UK, I had a thought. For once, the article was factual and insightful.
The topic was centred around some chaps who had gained a certain level of acclaim in the UK for their acting skills, more than their looks. However, once a move to Hollywood beckoned, these chaps had (what's being called) a Male-Over.
I'm only going to look at a few of the chaps mentioned. Mainly the ones which I feel have had the biggest transformation since moving to Hollywood, and to be honest, the biggest change in each chap is the styling. First up, Here we have our current 007, Daniel Craig. I must admit, I'd heard of him before he was named as the new James Bond, but I wansn't overly familiar with him. The transformation, however, is plain to see. Here we see a rather relaxed looking Daniel Craig (circa 2004), but with the help of a good haircut, and a fantastic looking suit , we can see the difference. (Tuxedo is Midnight Blue in colour with Black Silk Shawl Lapel, Black Silk Jetted Pockets and furnished with a White Handkerchief ).
Next is a chap who has been on our screens for years, yet he's still only 26 years old. First seen in the Harry Potter movies (2005 onwards), it's hard to imagine the rapid rise to fame that Twilight has brought him.Looking very casual in the older photo, we can see the change brought about by a tidy haircut and a sharp looking suit . The colour really suits his skin tone too, working with his hair colour to compliment his tone. Nice slim lapels, with a slim tie to match. Very trendy.
Last, but not least, someone you'd probably least expect to see on this page, however, i think he's very underestimated in the Style word. Hugh Laurie has had a fantastic career on both sides of the ocean, with his recent portrayal of Dr House winning him much acclaim in the USA, and a whole new army of admirers.
During his time on British TV, I always found him rather drab, although his talent was never in doubt. Admittedly, I am a fan of the 3 piece suit being worn in the older image here (mainly because I loathe the open shirt neck), but the more modern picture does him justice as the suit colour matches his profile much better.
So, in conclusion, if all it takes is a decent haircut and a sharp looking suit, why haven't you already booked an appointment with me? We have all seen the difference it can make. See you all soon?
We've all been waiting for it. Been teased and tempted by various clips, reports and photographs. and FINALLY we have the official premiere of the newest James Bond film Skyfall back where it belongs in London.
The last year of anticipation has only served to increased every man's desire to be James Bond and every woman to be wooed by James Bond. If you can't get the Licence to Kill or afford the insurance for the Aston Martins - dressing the part is absolutely the next best thing.
So with all eyes undoubtedly on the man of the moment, James Bond himself in the form of Daniel Craig - he certainly didn't disappoint. A classic black dinner suit worn with a crisp white dress shirt , dress studs, matching pocket square and bow tie - simple, fabulous. Though in a reversal of the traditional black jacket with satin lapels , Craig has gone for a matt shawl collar with textured satin jacket . If you're looking for something similar our blue collection-D5 would be the best selection.
Pictured here with Bond Girl Berenice Marlohe who looks absolutely divine in this sumptuous Vivienne Westwood creation (I have an obsession with her incredible bodices) you can see the Bond suit in more detail with his straight flapless pockets and straight tapered trousers - even a satin cummerbund . He's stuck to a thoroughly classic tailored suit which I think is quite appropriate for the occasion celebrating one of Britain's finest.
Shedding the black cape of 'You Know Who', villain Ralph Fiennes gave us another excellent example of a classic dinner suit , complete with satin shawl collar , flapless pockets and satin piping down the trouser seam. You'd normally see a slightly wider satin stripe but this finer piping looks rather edgy!
Amongst the glamourous cast of Skyfall there was also a glittering array of celebrities including Ms Naomi Campbell. I mentioned this new trend of the female interpretation of the dinner suit and I was delighted to find another superb example!The extra-wide peaked lapels enhance the jacket 's feature shoulder pads which give a really dramatic shape to the jacket , and the sweeping cross-over of the striking white lapels bring your eyes into her already tiny waist - very elegant. You'll also notice the back-to-front double vent - most probably intended as more of a stylish slit than a vent but I certainly appreciated the irony!
Every man at some stage of his life aspires to be like James Bond - licence to kill, access to an equally sexy selection of cars and women, and of course the ultimate tuxedo. When putting on a flawless suit that fits like a glove it makes any man swagger along oozing with confidence - which as all men know is the key to attracting a woman.
In the build up to the release of the eagerly anticipated 23rd James Bond film 'Skyfall' there have been several photos of the current Bond, Daniel Craig, doing the media rounds; filming on set and with his wife Rachel Weisz.
I particularly like the above photograph as it shows James Bond in an everyday light that most men can actually relate to - just holding hands with the wife in your lunch break. And yet, even in this more casual pose, how is he still projecting such an air of effortless, debonair sophistication? With a pale grey, mohair, two piece suit, white shirt and metallic, spot-print tie, that's how. This specific suit shows a double vented, two button jacket with straight flapped pockets and a medium width notched lapel and three cuff buttons. The last button has been left un-done for what I can only assume to be some magnificent cufflinks.
The trousers, slightly unusually, have a 1 inch turn up, straight cut and tapered down the leg. If you fancy trying this style for yourself, I have the design ready and waiting so just follow the link: grey two piece . A very appropriate quote that has always stuck in my mind from his first Bond film, Casino Royale:James Bond: I have a dinner jacket. Vesper Lynd: There are dinner jackets and dinner jackets; this is the latter. And I need you looking like a man who belongs at that table. James Bond: How?... It's tailored. Vesper Lynd: I sized you up the moment we met.
It is evidently the jacket that maketh the man. And I say maketh the jacket work for the man! (or woman) For example, when I tried to take my partner's attention away from the PlayStation to show him these photos his first comment was, Now that's a Classic Bond Suit, which got me thinking.
All actors honoured with the role of 007 have also been fitted with their own unique take on this classic grey number. The number of buttons, width of trouser, point of the lapel and colour of tie may change but the impact is equal on each man.
It would be hard to make a definitive top 10 list, so I will discuss some films that stand out to me as having outstanding wardrobes and are particularly inspirational.
The James Bond series is one that comes to mind first of all. From early days of Sean Connery in Dr No, sporting what would soon become his trademark, the 'turnback' shirt cuff, to the modern day iteration of Daniel Craig who does the classic black tie so well in Casino Royale.
A Single Man is also one of my favourite films, as a film in its own right and also for its stylistic content. Directed by Tom Ford, he also does a magnificent job of the wardrobe, taking cues from 60's Americana with slim ties and lapels, tab collars and materials such as mohair.
Wall Street 2 is another recent film which caught my attention. It updates the look of the 80's stockbroker, depicted in the original film by contrast collars and braces replacing them with dashing 3 piece suits and peak lapels. Back in the 60's, Michael Caine perfected the suited gangster look in Get Carter looking particularly good in the navy 3 piece below.
In my opinion, the most stylish film of all is the Hitchcock thriller North by Northwest. We see Cary Grant wear an exceptionally well tailored blue-grey suit that has become synonymous with the film. The suit has achieved iconic status, with GQ voting it the best suit in film history in 2006.
A fine bit of sci-fi hook'em, the old Wild West meets Aliens from outer-space well some one had to do it and the action skills of Harrison and Daniel are put through their paces....
Harrison Ford now looking older, but more refined cuts a strident figure through the film and is sartorially kitted out in the longer riding jacket of the day teamed with a and not that far removed from the .
In everyday life Harrison has changed his style slightly to encompass the lightening of his dark locks and beard.
Now with his silver hair he can wear the darker tones more strikingly as here with a black suit , black shirt and black silk tie.
Daniel Craig on the other hand sill has his darker hair and as such chooses from a wider range of colours for his everyday attire, grey , blue and brown being his preferred choices.
While in the film he wears a a darker black 3-piece, like Harrison.
All-in-all the film looks good fun and a fair vehicle for both Harrison and Daniel's action scenes.
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