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Wow, Matt Smith! I could spend a whole blog post talking about the Eleventh Doctor's suits and jackets (who in the public eye has done more for tweed and bow-ties than him?), but I want to take some time out from tailoring for a minute to bring your attention to his recent appearance in Los Angeles as part of the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour.
Yes, our home-grown star was mixing with America's hottest television personalities this week, including the nicely-suited of Grey's Anatomy, to publicize .
Choosing to forego his usual top-notch formalwear, Smith dressed casual but amaaaaazing in corduroy trousers, Dr. Martens-type boots, a loose, knitted, white-and-navy jumper and wait for it multi-coloured socks! Ok, his fashion sense has always been interesting, and of course, it's great to see him representing the eccentric-British-gentleman look on Doctor Who, but nothing compares to this sudden transformation into possibly the best-dressed, most stylishly original man on Planet Earth! (Am I getting carried away? Decide for yourself.).
On Monday night, I attended the seventh annual Scottish Fashion Awards in Glasgow, hosted by Style Icon Alexa Chung. It was a glitzy and glamorous spectacle but, with Swarovski as a sponsor, who would expect any less! I had the pleasure of meeting a whole host of interesting people from across the industry, but more importantly, I met a few dapper ladies and gents sporting suits, separates and tuxedos.
In the photo below we have some dapper chaps sporting a mixture of fantastic outfits. Starting on the left we have a classic , versatile and perfectly accessorized, on this occasion with a smart tartan .
Next, we have a very daring double breasted jacket with eight buttons, three fastening, worn with a pair of light grey flannel trousers, again, finished off with a pocket square in a presidential fold. Third from the left is a classic two piece in light grey pinstripes, worn with slim lapels to give width to the shoulder line. Last but not least a modern two piece charcoal grey suit with slim lapels, worn with a skinny tie. Next, was James Robert Faulkener. Edinburgh's very own Rogue Milliner.
James' designs are fantastic, but not as fantastic as his plush velvet tuxedo, with shawl collar in satin, complimented by his waistcoat and scarf. Also in this picture, we see another velvet jacket with notched, split lapel in suit cloth, edged with satin.
In this final picture, I managed to snap a lady in a tuxedo, rare, but a great look. With a single fastening, satin edging, and full satin collar (rather than suit cloth). It really is a stand out tuxedo. Our gent is wearing a classic peaked collar tuxedo, with a one button fastening and straight flapped pockets. Pocket squares were really prevalent on the night.
All in all, it was a brilliant event with guest appearances from Dionne Blomfield, Millie Mackintosh of Made in Chelsea, Karen Gillan of Doctor Who fame and New York stylist Derek Warburton, who sported a striking pink turban. Congratulations to all the winners, and I'm sure you'll all be household names in the future.
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