The Classic British style
The conservative and slightly aristocratic style is characterised by work-wear in navy blue and charcoal grey.
If you had to summarise the classic British style with just one word, ‘proper’ comes to mind. The jacket doesn’t stand out and it’s not supposed to either. The aim is for the wearer to blend into a group rather than draw focus on to the individual. The style is conservative and slightly aristocratic. When it comes to work-wear it’s all about classic suits in navy blue or charcoal grey, worn with black shoes. The look hasn’t changed much in the past 70 years. What’s so interesting about the odd jacket is its sharp contrast to the formal suits worn for work. Blazers and sports coats are leisure-wear and should reflect their purpose which is why tweed is a popular choice together with cheery features like plaid. Frequently combined with flannel, moleskin or corduroy trousers the relaxed attire is inspired by rural life and aristocratic pursuits like hunting, fishing and riding.