Elisa Cowen spotlights eye-catching looks for the groom and his party
THE SLIM SUIT
Slim-line suits are the look for grooms this season, say the experts at Impeccable. The Hatch End store has lightweight slim-fit lounge suits in navy, light grey, dark grey and black and also much slimmer fitting morning tails in the same colours. Many of these suits now come with matching waistcoats or with the new low-cut waistcoats. Just in are new slimline dinner suits, Italian tailored-fit dinner and party shirts, cufflinks and patent shoes.
Looking for a distinctive shirt, gentlemen? Jermyn Street shirtmaker Hawes & Curtis is celebrating its centenary this month. With an illustrious client list including Edward VIII, Lord Mountbatten, Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra. Hawes & Curtis is known for its bold patterns and bright weaves. It also has enviable fashion collections for both men and women and recently launched a landmark charity collection for WellChild.
Don’t be overwhelmed by the idea of having a suit made for you. It needn’t be intimidating, or expensive, says Savile-Rowtrained tailor Tony Stein. He promises to make the process simple and relaxing. Stein bespoke tailoring will help you find the right style for you, taking comprehensive measurements for a perfect fit. Further fittings take place if required and then, six to seven weeks later, Tony will personally deliver your new suit. A distinctive shirt can also be made for you, customised with your own monogram, contrasting buttons, or double collars — whatever you fancy. Or you can have a traditional shirt, but skilfully tailored to make you feel fantasti
cally debonair on the big day.
Right and middle: suits with contrast lapel from a selection at Impeccable
Above: Prince of Wales check suit, to order from Stein Bespoke Tailoring.
Far right: shirt, from £39.50 at Hawes & Curtis