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Brandishing my new James Smith & Son Whangee handled umbrella, a most generous gift from my wonderful friends for my birthday.
I was seriously tempted to go the full ‘London City Gent’ & don my bowler hat, chalk-striped navy suit and heavily polished black shoes. Restraining myself to this still over the top combination of checked three piece with DB waistcoat, made up by Cad & the Dandy, tab collar shirt and lovely double stripe shantung tie from Vanda.
Cambridge Undergraduates c. 1926,
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
Lotus 11 ( 1956-58 )
( via redhousecanada )