3. Country Tweed, NYC
As I mentioned in a prior post, I recently made some fit adjustments to some of my bespoke patterns. This new fit, still slim but inching closer to “classic”, is not only more comfortable but can also be more flattering, in my opinion.
The jacket is a touch wider across the shoulders, roomier in the upper back, and, most noticeably, longer through the body. The pants are wider through the leg, pleated, and hemmed with a slight break.
This change is due partly to my style maturing, but also partly as a reaction to the current state of suits among style-conscious men. Especially young men. The way I see it, the ultra-slim-fit obsession is going too far – in many cases suits have become tight and have lost all the romanticism of their drape.
A slim suit flatters a man because it creates a lean shape, but a tight suit makes a man look larger and uncomfortable.
Recently I’ve been a big fan of the “makeshift three-piece” using a mis-matched waistcoat.
It’s a great way to mix complimentary colors and textures – like this forest green donegal tweed and camel hopsack.
Nothing finishes off a well-tailored winter look like a badass pair of oxblood dress boots. #Beast
- Forest green donegal tweed suit by Michael Andrews Bespoke (Cloth by Ariston A 579/27)
- Camel hopsack waistcoat by Michael Andrews Bespoke (Cloth by Ariston AR A917/9)
- Burgundy/Tan check shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Brown flannel tie by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Brown wool flannel pocket square by Armstrong & Wilson
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic (42mm)
- Canvas & leather tote bag by Mismo
- Oxblood captoe dress boots by Scarpe di Bianco
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,
Photography by Alex Crawford.
Check out more of his work at alexcrawfordphotography.com.