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FormalFriday

UmbrellaWeather 
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.

UmbrellaWeather 

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.

VintageSpeed

VintageSpeed

HeroicStyle

HeroicStyle

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VintageInspiration 
Cambridge Undergraduates c. 1926,

VintageInspiration 

Cambridge Undergraduates c. 1926,

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BritishStyle

Leslie Howard and Noel Coward, 1938.

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CityStripes 
- 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.

CityStripes 

- 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.

BritishSpeed

1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe

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BritishStyle
The 3-piece Tweed as worn by Patrick Grant of E. Tautz & Norton & Sons
note the flapped pockets & all five buttons fastened on the waistcoat.

BritishStyle

The 3-piece Tweed as worn by Patrick Grant of E. Tautz & Norton & Sons

note the flapped pockets & all five buttons fastened on the waistcoat.

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PolishedSpeed 
Lotus 11 ( 1956-58 )

PolishedSpeed 

Lotus 11 ( 1956-58 )

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OvercoatInspiration  
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.

OvercoatInspiration  

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.

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HandMade 
Vintage bespoke shoes and trees.

HandMade 

Vintage bespoke shoes and trees.

BritishStyle
Charles Aubrey Smith, quintessential English actor.

BritishStyle

Charles Aubrey Smith, quintessential English actor.

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BritishSpeed 
E-Type, Lightweight.
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BritishSpeed

E-Type, Lightweight.

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Pattern&Texture   
The structured, slightly extended, British shoulder line, with a roped Sleave-Head, cut by John DeBoise at Cad & The Dandy.
Worn with a Made-to-Measure shirt by Joe Hemrajani & my lovely tie from Gerald & Diana of Vanda Fine Clothing.

Pattern&Texture   

The structured, slightly extended, British shoulder line, with a roped Sleave-Head, cut by John DeBoise at Cad & The Dandy.

Worn with a Made-to-Measure shirt by Joe Hemrajani & my lovely tie from Gerald & Diana of Vanda Fine Clothing.