Today’s assemblage 

The weather is turning to autumn. It’s time to consider heavier clothing. Discard the linen trousers and chinos for corduroy and super 100’s. Today I am wearing a Huntsman wool jacket with Turnbull & Asser orange corduroy trousers. The orange cords are very much the accent piece and pick up the orange fleck in the jacket. The shirt is T M Lewin, the pocket square is silk and made by Holland & Holland. The belt is brown suede made by Ermengildo Zegna. The shoes I am wearing today are suede Edward Green. These are not in the picture. The gold cufflinks are a family piece.

National Bow Tie Day. 28th August, 2017

A selection of my silk bow ties ato celebrate National Bow Tie Day. Most of these are not labelled. Some of them are from Turnbull & Asser.   The bow tie originated among Croatian mercenaries during the Thirty Year War of the 17th Century. They tied a scarf  around their necks to hold the opening of their shirts together.A selection of my silk bow ties ato celebrate National Bow Tie Day. Most of these are not labelled. Some of them are from Turnbull & Asser. 
The bow tie originated among Croatian mercenaries during the Thirty Year War of the 17th Century. They tied a scarf around their necks to hold the opening of their shirts together.

Huntsman Islay Tweeds

This photo shows 3 cashmere jumper sleeves with Huntsman Islay tweed patches. The top, purple patch, I have matching shooting breeks and waistcoat in. I will be wearing these later in the year during the season. The bottom left shows a patch on a pink Turnbull & Asser cashmere V neck. The bottom right patch is on an oatmeal cashmere V neck William Evans St. James.

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Bespoke Huntsman, Savile Row, Solaro suit

Bespoke Huntsman, Savile Row, Solaro suit. Bespoke Turnbull & Asser cornflower blue shirt with French cuffs. Hermes silk ‘snail’ tie. Turnbull & Assser silk pocket square. Edward Green suede tassel loafers.

The Huntsman Solaro is 11 oz. Iridescent olive green herringbone with the classic red weft showing through. This is evident in the penultimate photo of the inside leg of the photograph.

This Solaro suit was made for Walter Charles Lees. More information about the fascinating life of this gentleman may be obtained on the following link.

walterleesfoundation.org.uk

Please see below a very detailed account of the Solaro fabric history. I am most appreciative to Torsten of Sartorial Notes.

solaro in chairsolaro cuffsolaro with tiesolaro shoes & cuffsolaro weave outsidesolaro weavesolaro story

Summer Outfit

Here we have a Caruso cotton jacket with blue fleck. Ralph Lauren linen trousers. Dege & Skinner double breasted linen waistcoat. Turnbull & Asser shirt with collar pin. Ferragamo silk tie and Hackett silk pocket square. Not in picture tobacco suede Edward Green tassel loafers.

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Hermes Silk Cravat

I am giving some consideration to two days approaching us in our sartorial calendar. The first being national bow tie day on 28th August. The second is national cravat day on 18th October, 2017.

I will be supporting both occasions in a customarily manner, as one would expect.

Furthermore, I will be taking guidance from Sutton as to matching cravats and self-tie-bow-ties ( don’t know of any other permutations) with pocket squares.

Finally….. remember this…… fashions fade…. style is eternal

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