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Back at the end of last year The Daily Telegraph ran a competition to win a ladies two piece suit. With generally every women I know finding it hard to get something fashionable, smart and that fits off the peg you can imagine we had hundreds of entries.
When the name was pulled out of the hat though there could only be one winner and that was the lovely Saskia Jiggins. Saskia was just about to start sixth form and needed a as a progression from school uniform.
Our ballshy no nounsance Rachel Harries was her Style Advisor, if you've ever met our Rach you'll know what I mean. She has a great nack of working out not just what you want but also what suits you without ever letting you stray to far from the path of classical suiting. With this being Saskia's first suit and it needing to be appropiate for school she went with a longer jacket and skirt with the skirt in a more traditional straight style. She picked a a medium weight navy pinstripe, Stripe D6103-3, this cloth has a sturdy quality to it that gives a beautiful silhouette. Saskia went with a slim fit to maintain a feminie shape without being to restrictive during school.
The hot pink lining and detailing also gave it that girly touch. Saskia's jacket was single breasted, two button, with a single vent, single vents being great for women of her slight build but not something I would recommend on a more curvy lady. Rachel gave Saskia slanted pockets on her jacket and horizontal ones on her skirt, perfect for a busy day of studying where pockets are a must! All in all a beautiful suit and one that has pleased the wearer, we're so glad you like your suit Saskia and would love to see you in the future.
Rachel was an absolute star throughout the process and was full of useful insight into small details that make a big difference.
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.
Men in Black; Valencia and Hernandez suits: Always slick both footballers look great in well cut slim fitting black suits with notched lapels and finished off with skinny ties.
David Beckham looks incredible smart in this . This is a very strong style and a statement piece for spring/summer 2012.
Javier Little Pea Hernandez looks so smart in this in a midnight blue suit with notched lapels and a subtle herringbone. Teamed with a crisp white shirt and pink tie the colours really go well together.
Ashley Young does the casual smart look pairing jeans with a slim fit jacket and waistcoat. A look that is perfect for hitting the clubs and something that all the ladies love.
Rio looking every bit the stylish playboy. His peaked lapels hint at power with his one button making for longer lines and showing off his slim physic. The black pocket square matched with his black shirt finishes the outfit and tells us that he's a man that means business!
Ryan Giggs looks sharp is this sharkskin slim fit two piece. Again emulating power with his peaked lapels, one button jacket and slanted flapped pockets.
We have seen many characters come and go from this well loved soap, but the east-end gent has always been a big part of what EastEnders is all about. What one thing do these chaps love more than anything else? Well a well fitting sharp suit of course!.
And it is not just the good guys who like a , it's the characters we love to hate. Derek, played by Jamie Foreman is a well groomed rogue. seen here in a navy with a notched collar and two button front.
Alfie, on the other hand is a bit more retro. He loves his his flower patterned shirts, often over powering his well made and well fitting suits with the loudness that they create.
Here he is wearing a fine pinstripe suit with a 4 button waistcoat and a double cuffed shirt. He finishes it off with a cashmere overcoat in charcoal grey and of course a pocket square.
The real east-end gents were always very dapper with their bespoke Saville Row suits and obligatory Crombie overcoat.
The Kray twins were known for their love of well fitting suits and helped bring about the idea that the archetypal east-end gangster could not be seen without one. They would regularly don a two piece and team it with a black skinny tie. It is even thought that the character Peggy Mitchell was loosly based on Violet Kray, the twins mother. The Kray twins, seen here both in two piece suits with two button, notched collar jackets, pocket square optional.
British singer Ben Drew, better know as Plan B, has made huge strides in his music career over the last few years. His first album no one could understand but the vile element, spitting London lyricist has come back with a vengeance, with a more is more ideal and massive inspiration from the movie Harry Brown.
The rapper's style has undergone a make over (as seen above), which is a more clean and sophisticated cool than the previous street-cred gangster that it was before.
A clean lined Drew made appearances in a number of great looking contemporary outfits. Slim being the operative word for his attire, most garments were very fitted and coincided with the modern suit style, jackets being much shorter,trousers sporting a slim tapered leg shape. A nice touch was the style of collar rarely seen on jackets, a half width shawl collar with taped edge, single button front with slanted flapped pockets and double vent. Slim fitted trousers with tapered legs and single rear pocket for the minimalist look. An excellent all round garment with fit and individuality to boot.
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