Monday, 19 April 2010
In my new Zara suit. I was slightly disappointed by the Spanish brand's collection of suits over the last couple of seasons - they were shiny, cheap and lazily designed. I thought Zara's 'style' period for menswear was over. Fortunately, they seem to have some of the old design heads back; this chalk stripe lightweight 100% wool suit is a winner; it is classified as the 'Tailored Fit' which accounts for the slimmer sleeves and more accentuated waist. The only adjustment required was the shortening of the trousers (adding turn-ups too), which was completed at Graham Browne.
Also featured in this is a new houndstooth waistcoat picked up at the current H&M sale. Binning the H&M buttons, I added the mother-of-pearl shank buttons from John Lewis to give the waistcoat more character.
Suit - Zara
Shoes - Dune
Waistcoat (buttons added) - H&M
Tie - Gieves & Hawkes
Pocket square - Tie Rack
Shirt - TM Lewin