Celebrities have been wearing tweed on the big screen, and on television for many years. The costume is, after all, a way to help depict the character they are portraying, particularly in period dramas. Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett both wore tweed in their portrayal of Sherlock Holmes. The modern day Sherlock also sported stylish tweeds; Jude Law’s Dr. Watson wore a Harris tweed suit, Benedict Cumberbatch’s tweed overcoat, and of course the period drama Downton Abbey where virtually the whole male cast is dressed in windowpane tweed.
Winter isn’t coming - it’s officially here! The leaves have turned, the days are shorter and the weather is noticeably frostier, and that means one thing for the sartorially savvy gents out there - it’s time to get out the heavy-duty fabrics. Seersucker, linen and Madras may be your go-to for spring and summer but have no place in your winter wardrobe - unless you live in the tropics. When it comes to winter fabrics, look no further than tweed!
A suit can often be compared to a meal. You’ll often settle for a classic plate of krapao kai. It’s cheap, it’s convenient, and it fills your stomach. In the same way, a lot of people settle for suits that are cheap, convenient, and gets the job done. However, you probably wouldn’t want to eat the same meal every day for the rest of your life, would you? There will be fancy events and business meetings where you have to take a client out for an expensive meal at a pricey restaurant. Would you want to wear your krapao kai suit? Sure, it may get the job done, but it won’t help you portray the image that you wish to.
Marras imagined a British-Sardinian gentleman, fond of hunting with hounds in the wild countryside, but driven by nostalgia and a sense of home. “His style is a mash-up of memories.” A feel of rustic elegance was threaded through the collection, which was focused on outerwear. Peacoats and parkas were patchworked from an array of tweeds, jacquards, corduroy velvets, tartans, and felted wools. Worn inside-out exposing soigne linings, they had oversize, protective proportions; and though they looked sporty and functional, they conveyed the typical Marras flair for eccentric practicality. The British-Sardinian nobleman in question was obviously fond of a dapper touch of tailoring. Indulging in thick, knitted robe de chambre and parading sumptuous brocade tuxedo jackets.
Regent offer a semi-bespoke tailoring service. A semi-bespoke service, which is frequently referred to as made-to-measure, yields results that are just as good as a fully bespoke tailor, but at a fraction of the cost and with far fewer fittings after the customer's measurements have been taken.
This season, we have taken inspiration from the concept of “future-nature” for our Spring/Summer collection. The new range combines fabrics with technical properties with natural fibres and finishes to create a collection which balances the clean lines of futurism with the organic feel of the natural world. Water repellent, crease resistant and bi-stretch materials sit alongside summer tweeds, printed cottons and merino wool knitwear in an interesting and forward looking range. Elsewhere lightweight seersucker, melange fabrics and stretch jersey make an appearance for the summer as the demand for comfort continues to take centre stage for menswear in 2018.
The Vitale Barberis Canonico wool mill, one of the oldest in the world with more than 350 years’ history and with the thirteenth generation of the same family at the helm, presents the new Spring/Summer 2019 collection at the Milano Unica XXVI edition. For this collection, the designers were inspired by the colours, the surroundings, and the graphics of NOMADISM: from the desert Tuaregs, to the Mongolian populations of the tundra, to the Maasai of the African uplands, a nomad by his very nature is constantly on the move. The animate and inanimate things all around him must be suited to his predisposition to travel. Most of all, his clothing.
The Company began life on 10th December 1931 from a mill in Marton Street in Skipton and for the following 46 years manufactured Single and Double Jersey Knitwear. They have recently installed a goods lift to the first floor of No 10 building, which will enable them to store all of their yarns on site. They have 34,000 square feet of space, which should be adequate for their operation for many years to come.
The finest purveyor of bespoke garments of unique quality, they are steeped in the time-honoured values of legendary Savile Row tailoring. Infusing quintessentially British style with a fresh contemporary vision to bring you a truly bespoke service, Kathryn Sargent is committed to delivering the very highest standard of service.
Presenting 150 years of weaving expertise distilled into an imaginative, diverse collection of exceptional luxury fabrics, for outerwear through to accessories. Emily White, Design and Sales Director, comments “As weavers of the most luxurious fabrics for over a century, combining our knowledge and heritage with innovative design was key when preparing our debut collection for Premiere Vision. Drawing inspiration from historical tailoring fabrics in our archive, the collection features classic weave structures at exploded scales, double-faced fabrics, and textural jacquards”.
The upcoming cold winter season comes with amazing and masculine designs, including double-breasted blazers, turtlenecks, tweed suits made of high quality fabrics, elegant coats in fitted styles as well as in oversized designs and many other interesting essentials.
Gucci Cruise 2017, whose creative director is Alessandro Michele, consists of 87 visions, which are in the spirit of Michael Fish. Fashion for young people not yet recognized in the matrix of conformism and the constant social sex, whatever that means. The outfits are charming, remembering the British impulse - non-ideological dandy Alessandro Michele says: “Men's Cruise collection was an excellent occasion to outline my vision for eccentricity. It started from My enormous passion for England, I tried to describe what is happening in my imagination, which often reveals aesthetics very similar to English fashion."
Lanificio Zignone Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection - 100% Made in Italy fabric inspired by dynamic business travellers
Lanificio Zignone, the dynamic, historical, family-run textile company in Strona (Biella), presented Fall/Winter 2018-2019 fabrics collection at the 25th edition of Milano Unica (from 11 to 13 July at the Fiera Milano - Rho). The highlights in the collection are the original stretch fabrics, characterised by contemporary elegance united with excellent performance for the business traveller.
Barrington Ayre's mission is to provide the finest English made bespoke & made to order clothing at an affordable price with an approachable set up, allowing people across the World to experience the joy of bespoke clothing.
The Cifonelli Regal Prince is spending the summer months in La Habana, very much at his ease in the warm Cuban sun. The subtle smell of sea salt and jasmine mingle in the air. The warm earth tones of faded brown and caramel, sun bleached sand and dusty grey provide the color palate for the spring/summer collection.
Premiere Vision defined some of the main trends for Spring summer 18. It sets forth with a fresh and witty outlook to trigger a desire for innovation, imagination and deliberately optimistic future scenarios.
Going to the tailor’s is travelling inside yourself: he listens to you carefully and grants both your needs and your wishes. The suit you design together with him speaks about you and your taste: a tailored suit is born with you, it did not exist before. The term bespoke means what we agreed. Let’s see step by step, what happens when you decide to meet a tailor.
Jennis & Warmann is taking the British Classic and modernising it to something cooler and smarter. We have taken the classic British Tweed fabric and put a modern twist on it by creating suits in a more refreshing, modern slim fits and classic fits and making it affordable to all. In the past, tweeds were woven with the hand to protect people from the harsh climate in Britain which were later used to sew suits, blazers and jackets. Today Jennis & Warmann is reinventing this British classic to match the present day demand but without compromising the quality of the fabric and tailoring.
Ede & Ravenscroft is London’s oldest tailor formally established in 1689 in Aldwych from where it had been operating for many years before. It was from here, amongst the many tailors, cloth merchants, robemakers, furriers, embroiderers and haberdashers that the company began its illustrious path of dressing the modern British gent.
Your wedding is a day that comes once in a lifetime. Whatever time of year it takes place, this day certainly merits your best effort in putting together your sharpest look. Here are a few tips in what to look for in your perfect suit, when to get it and a few more recommendations by the Savile Row's expert designers and tailors.
It’s time to review your wardrobe and plan your winter purchases. As men often invest in clothing items, footwear and accessories that you know are going to last and that can be worn in countless combinations and a variety of occasions. The Savile Row's recommendation for this is the tweed jacket. The absolute wardrobe essential for every man; a staple, that can also be bold, full of character, fresh and modern.
Hopsack is one of go-to fabrics in the Spring and Summer. It’s not technically a fabric, it’s a method of weaving a fabric (most often a lightweight wool). The “basket weave” texture, which comes in many different gages, creates a very unique feel to a tailored garment. Think of it like a Spring/Summer alternative to flannel or tweed.
It’s written in the stars – this is the universe of Versace. Astronomy, astrology, man in space: a wardrobe from the heavens for the Versace man today.
Tweed is the original sportswear fabric of Great Britain. It is made of woven wool and is traditionally the way men have worn colors, patterns and texture whilst enjoying themselves in pastimes and country pursuits. London-based company Dashing Tweeds is modernizing the cloth by working with technical yarns in combination with wools.
The Greatcoat is a traditionally large overcoat, typically made of wool designed for warmth and protection against the elements. It was popular in the 17th century as a military uniform and casual wear for the wealthy, and was issued for inclement weather by many armed forces around the world until the last quarter of the 20th Century.
Time for trend moods. Time for ideas. The FW 2017/18 Milano Unica trends were presented at “La Pelota” in Milan to exhibitors and fashion community.
Instead of spending hours pondering the differences between blazers, sport coats and suits, the fearless leader, Melissa Austria (long a fan of the dapper jacket) explain the how, what and where of the must-have pieces.
Take your style to the next level with John Callahan from Freemans Sporting Club in New York City. Receive the best tips from buttons to lapels, to fit to fabric, and learn everything you need to know about buying a custom suit. Casual or business - Get ready to look sharp and fitted with this men's fashion guide.
Fashion designer Emma Sandham-King (an apprentice of the late Alexander McQueen) created the world's first three-piece Harris Tweed suit for a horse to celebrate horse racing's 2016 Cheltenham Festival (starting on Tuesday).
Like the 24-hour cycle of a day, the collection opened and closed with darkness. The opener was a high-hemmed jacket and wide straight pants in rugged, almost-black blue cotton above a black knit accented by another knit—this one raspberry—both hemmed with irregular castellations of moth eaten-ness. At collection’s end, a cluster of black looks were elevated both in fabrication and decoration—they included an all-black Hendrix-flavored hussar’s jacket—but they were still black.
Modern American menswear hasn’t been this exciting since the 1960s, when Savile Row, Carnaby Street, the British Invasion, and the peacock revolution took the United States by storm. This is why I decided to bring the Joseph Abboud collection back to the runway for the first time in 15 years.
Donegal Tweed - a great fabric for sport jackets, that could be perfectly matched with wool, silk or Irish Popelin (wool and silk blend) ties.
Shepherd's Check - much loved, comparatively rustic motif for Derby Tweed. There are different color combinations and figures sizes.
Mercury prize winner Benjamin Clementine performs live as Burberry unveils its latest Menswear collection in London. Burberry revealed its latest Menswear collection, named “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue,” at its custom-built venue in London’s Kensington Gardens. The collection was a celebration of the unification of the brand’s different ready to wear labels and styles.
From its conception, over 170 years ago, Holland & Sherry has continued to supply prestigious tailors and luxury brands with the finest cloth. In 1836 Stephen George Holland & Frederick Sherry began the business as woollen merchants at 10 Old Bond Street, London, specialising in both woollen and silk cloths.
It’s 10:30 a.m. and in Terminal 2C, gate n°5, of Paris-Cambon airport, under the glass roof of the Grand Palais, a row of check-in desks line the runway for Chanel’s Spring-Summer 2016 Ready‑to‑Wear collection. Passengers and Chanel Airlines hostesses parade some 99 looks.
Carolina Herrera's Resort 2016 collection started with a feather illustration. The idea of lightness, grace, and simplicity took shape in color, silhouette and materials. Fashion is to please the eye - Carolina Herrera's Resort celebrates beauty and the women who embrace it.
The Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Pre-Collection for Spring Summer 2016 plots a winding path through the iconic arrondisements of Paris, jumping across the Seine from Sonia's spiritual home in the 6th district to explore the diverse and nonchalant style of the City of Light. Captured by Sonia Sieff at Le Basile café in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Langley-Fox Hemingway embodies once again the Sonia woman, sparking the collection's playful femininity with a boyish yet sexy attitude.
Yesterday, during the Paris Fashion Week, Danish designer Ole Yde presented his brand's Fall-Winter 15/16 collection. YDE is a luxury women's Prêt-à-Porter label based in Copenhagen, offering poetic and feminine style to the ladies. The brand was launched in 2005 and is recognized both for its sophisticated daywear and glamorous eveningwear.
The extravagant workaholic Karl Lagerfeld presented his latest womenswear collection for the luxury fashion house Chanel yesterday (March 10, 2015) in France, during the Paris Fashion Week.
Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu, better known by his stage name Tinie Tempah, with the help of the Museum of London and Savile Row tailors, Norton & Sons - has designed a gray with accents of blue and gold running through it, Sherlock Holmes inspired, three-piece tweed bespoke suit to wear at the bi-annual menswear shows that start this Friday (January 9, 2015).
Robert Noble was originally established in Galashiels, Scotland under the name of David Ballantyne in 1666 and today - almost 350 years later - it combines centuries-old techniques with modern technology to serve some of the most famous fashion houses in the world.
Marlane Fall/Winter 2015-2016 fabrics - classic patterns, micro-textures, jacquard, woollen and over-dyed effects
Marlane is a dynamic firm from Biella, which produces fabrics for elegant and upper casual wear.
For the next Fall/Winter 2015-2016 season, the Marlane collection offers different definitions of style: classic patterns, micro-textures, jacquard effects, woollen effects, over-dyed effects, jaspe, and tweed.
Federico Curradi, the creative director of Iceberg, has been inspired for brand's Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collection by Bruce Wayne - the famous philanthropist of Gotham City, who wears the tweed in his every-day life and high-tech clothes when he becomes Batman.
On January 8, 2014 during the London Fashion Week, Marjan Pejoski presented his occult collection full of runic graffiti. He said that his latest outing was born under the sign of the Four Aitches: Hindu, Himalaya, Holy, Hockey - Spiritual and secular, something old and something modern.
In his Fall-Winter 2013/2014 Haute Couture Collection, Jean Paul Gaultier employs richly saturated shades of black, red, and gold along with a dizzying array of big cat prints on coats, jackets, tights, cuffs and scarves.
It's about the powerful woman - bold, daring and impressive - combination of a modern Mata Hari, a Parisian femme fatale, a fashionable Catwoman.
Key ingredients are statement shoulders and tight waists.
Ties have always been an important part of the gentleman's wardrobe. The humble piece of cloth has not changed much in terms of design or materials since its invention. Until now. A light weight, ready to wear tie made of lacquered carbon fiber is now becoming more and more popular in the fashion industry.
Created by designer Alberto Del Biondi, the ties have versions for males and females.