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Back in December when I was still working in my lovely home town of Bristol Ryan and Jen came to me for a wedding suit. They wanted to get married in the spring and wanted something special. A lovely couple, Jen came along to help pick the cloth but didn't come to subsequent fittings to keep the overall look of the suit a surprise.
Ryan's overall inspiration was Americana with a rockabilly feel. He told me about a pair of shoes he wanted to get (two tone ones) and we looked at the music video Social Distortion: Machine gun blues for inspiration (What fun!) After much dissussion Ryan decided to go for a black herringbone , HB-6 with a Burgundy red lining.
The herringbone cloth and peaked lapels kept the suit vintage, circa 1950 with the slanted pockets, single vent and tapered trousers giving it that modern twist. When Ryan came to the studio to try on his two piece suit both me and David loved the whole thing! The shoes, the tie, shirt and suit went so well together, we immediately asked Ryan and Jen if they minded us having a look at there wedding photos. The lovely couple did not disappoint and have recently been the subject of an online article at Rock and Roll Bride.
Jen and Ryan had there photo's taken by Gemma Bell from Venus Blue Imaging and were kind enough to let me put them up on our blog. Ryan's suit perfectly complimented Jennifer's dress, a custom made vintage inspired number. The whole day looks absolutely lovely.
By David Haynes (@ASuitTFdavidh), Senior Style Advisor at our Manchester studio.
What makes a Manchester suit? For me, the defining aspects are individuality, and extra thickness, like a ' ', due to the ever changing weather.
I have seen many individual tastes so far in my short period of time in this town and although I will leave the fabric choice and 'fab!' choice of linings to your imagination I thought I'd give you a few simple pointers. I would have to start off with a notch collar single breasted jacket with 2 button fastening. I'd also recommend slanted flapped pockets to add a slender look to the jacket and the individual. I would usually recommend teaming this up with a double vent, dependant on posterior! I do like the gents to add a Waistcoat for a touch of elegance - single breasted usually does the job, but why not mix it up a bit, like the Beckham Suit with 4 pockets to show a little creativity? For the trousers I'd recommended cross pockets with a plain front.
How many pockets, often poses a dilemma - on the rear? Left or right? Why not both - even flapped, just in case car keys are required? We don't want to scratch those leather seats! Now over to the hem of the trousers. Tapered leg (tapering in from the knee) a straight cut (straight cut from the knee) or even a bootcut (flared at the ankle) are all options for the discerning Mancunian, ensuring the suit is exactly to his or her requirements. We really do mean your own requirements too - we have somewhere in the region of 40 billion different style combinations so we can easily style your garment entirely to personal and individual tastes. For this reason I hereby set a challenge to Manchester - who will pick the most unique design?. My Suit of the Week: http://bit.ly/TheManchestersuit
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