Made in 1957 within 3 weeks including the lasts. Refurbished by Lobbs for my fitting in 2012
The answer is to wear a vest as it is known in Savile Row. A waistcoat to most. Regrettably with central heating and a more relaxed look nowadays the 3 piece suit is not as popular as it once was. The top pocket of a four pocket vest is by far the most practical and comfortable way to carry a smartphone upon your person. No unsightly bulges in trouser or jacket pockets one so often sees. Furthermore the top vest pocket is the most secure place. I prefer to slip my phone into my top right pocket. Furthest away from my heart. Those with implanted heart hardware may wish to consult their physician. Furthermore, calls are easily identified by ring tone and/or vibration.
So perhaps the vest (waistcoat) may make more of a return.
A selection of my cravats I keep in Dorset. Silk, wool, cashmere and towelling. The cravat, to me, is a functional item rather than a fashion accessory. On damp autumn days ( like today )I wear a towelling cravat. On a cold winter’s day my Purdey cashmere. For social occasions then silk Hermes with a shirt and roundneck jumper. A roundneck ‘holds’ the cravat in position more than a V neck does.
In 1919, a young English gentleman decided there was a need for a designer and distributor of silk neckwear; his name was Aubrey Brown.
Known to everyone as Buster from his army days, he set up business with Mr. Holliday and by 1926, Holliday & Brown Ltd had established a fine reputation in quality menswear markets of that time.
The company grew from strength to strength and the name Holliday & Brown quickly became synonymous with well designed, beautifully made ties and accessories. This reputation never faltered and The Holliday & Brown Tie was to be found in many of the world’s premier menswear retailers and department stores.
Only the finest pure silk ingredients were used to produce The Holliday & Brown Tie. Individually made by hand, each tie was expertly cut, slipped, stitched, labelled and pressed with great care by craftsmen. The skills were passed down over the years from tie maker to tie maker, maintaining a tradition that remained unchanged for 75 years.