Leslie Howard and Noel Coward, 1938.
- another shot from the archives, this time in my first suit from my current tailors, Cad & the Dandy. A made to measure three-piece, with a double breasted, shawl lapel waistcoat. High waisted, forward pleat trousers & a two button, half lined, peak lapel coat.
It was a massive step up in quality & value from my previous MtM ventures & despite the slightly too high, too narrow lapels, remains one of my favourite suits. C & the D have moved on now to providing all levels of service from Made to Measure to full Savile Row Bespoke.
They remain my Tailors.
1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe
note the flapped pockets & all five buttons fastened on the waistcoat.
The classic configuration of turn-back cuffs, half-belt & pleated back. The traditional Mufti overcoat of off-duty British Guards Officers. British tradition re imagined by Italian hand tailoring of Sartoria Vanni.
Charles Aubrey Smith, quintessential English actor.
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The structured, slightly extended, British shoulder line, with a roped Sleave-Head, cut by John DeBoise at Cad & The Dandy.
A little Winter sun has given me all the excuse I need to break out my new summer suit, cut by John DeBoise at Cad & the Dandy.
Made up with a classic, structured shoulder, roped sleeve head, deep vents & generous, yet proportional, lapels & pocket flaps.
Cut from a handsome, lightweight, Prince of Wales check cloth, in a slubby linen & silk mix that I found in a fabric warehouse visited last year with Gerald & Diana of Vanda Fine Clothing, who, incidentally, made this tie for me.
The Kent II on the TG73 Last in Black Calf and Suede
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