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It's been quite some time since I've seen such a stunning display and array of gentleman's dinner suits! Those attending this year's GQ Awards Ceremony in London provided quite the sartorial feast into which I most happily delved.
Though with so many to choose from I've selected a few of my personal favourite show-stoppers:. Gary Barlow, having truly established himself as a fashion inspiration to so many men has once again impressed with a simple and chic one button single breasted dinner with a and .
The use of a matching collar to the jacket but contrasting to the peaked lapels really gives some striking lines and shape to the overall outfit. I like how the skinny tie and satin buttons on the waistcoat, again bring out the darker black satin. With such a toned, slim physique a four button waistcoat looks really sharp and shows off a muscular chest, very tastefully!. Now on the completely opposite end of the scale we have Jimmy Carr David Walliams looking simply superb in their complimentary velvet dinner jackets. Again they've both gone for a single breasted, one button jacket with peaked satin lapels.
The smoking jacket style gives an elegant opulence that is finished perfectly with the addition of a black satin bow-tie. fabulous!. If you like the idea of a velvet dinner jacket but don't quite have the confidence to go for a bold Maroon or Green- why not stick to black like David Gandy? He's opted for a textured velvet jacket with satin shawl collar. The use of velvet really creates the look of a lounge suit. I can just picture the over-sized brandy glass being swirled in his hand! Needless to say a flawless outfit choice by Gandy.
The last time I saw Tinie Tempah he was arriving at the Olympic Closing Ceremony in a beautiful Phantom Series II Drophead Coupe! His recent entrance was no less exceptional with a shawl collar dinner suit, though unlike the previous suits he's gone for, this being a dinner suit he had flapless pockets. Tinie has gone for a cloth with a diagonally stripe in the weave, reminicent of a grosgrain and an overside bow-tie.
The key to the dinner suit is without doubt the satin lapel and flapless pockets. By keeping these two details constant you can really be creative with the choice of cloth, maintaining an incredibly dapper look!
Having been voted the Sexiest Man Alive in 2011 it makes sense that Bradley Cooper should look good in a suit. He stood out in his almost retro style dinner suit! The choice of a six button double breasted jacket is relatively unusual in today's fashions and the extra-wide lapels really remind me of the classic 40's/50's suits. Regardless, Cooper pulled this look off and definitely showed us that double breast is definitely not dead and buried. As bizarre as it may be to think of winter already, this is the time to start thinking about evening wear for the festive season. Up in Manchester I've already seen an influx of orders for dinner suits and overcoats. So if you've got any special events coming up and fancy taking a look at some cloths just book in at any of our studios or have a play online.
Well, this year has already given us a glimpse of summer, and that can mean only one thing, time to lighten up our wardrobes in the hope that we reach those temperatures again. When it comes to suiting, we really should be pushing the heavy wools to the back and bringing out the light weight wools and linens.
I would opt in favour of , or our if you're looking for something for the office. It is nice and lightweight, but in a range of colours suitable for the office.
If you're heading off on holiday, or just want something more casual, try our Linens. There are some fantastic colours on offer this year. Have a look at my Linen Suiting blog to see some ideas. Of course, the three piece can be just as useful in summer as it is in winter. Think about leaving your jacket in the office when out for lunch. Wear your waistcoat instead. This will maintain the ultra smart appearance, whilst still keeping you cool. I've seen many of Edinburgh 's streets recently swarming with blokes who are cutting a dash with a waistcoat and trouser combo as well as a few famous faces.
Two of A Suit That Fits favourites do this look in the own way; Gary Barlow goes with his signature high chested six button waistcoat with a slight lossening of the tie to give it just a dash of the casual. David Beckham goes for a light grey waistcoat and trousers, worn with a tie but rolling up his sleeves to give his otherwise smart look a sporty feel. Colour also is an important factor when getting a new summer suit. I wouldn't advice a light grey or cream linen suit in the winter for instance but when the sun shines they are perfect colours. Light grey is a great shade for the office and cream for casual. It has never really gone out of style, proven by the image above. On the very far left we have Robert Redford in his younger days showing that separates are the way to go in his double breasted cream waistcoat with lapels and matching trousers. In the middle is Brad Pitt in a more relaxed outfit, wearing a two piece cream suit with an open collar shirt and last but not least we have P Diddy. He is wearing a two button notched collar, linen, cream suit with silver pocket square.
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