The key to great style is dressing for yourself, keeping it simple and paying attention to the details. I’ve always thought British men are really good at putting together outfits in a considered manner. We seem to be naturally adept at finding the perfect balance of memorable – for all the right reasons – and classic.
When shopping bespoke, make sure your first commission is in an unpatterned cloth. This allows you to understand your true bespoke fit better, without distracting patterns or designs. It also promises the most versatility and longevity for your first suit. Learn how you like to wear it, and make bolder choices when you’re confident.
The beauty of bespoke is individuality. Our team at Huntsman is incredibly skilled in giving informed opinions on style and design, but ultimately it’s down to the client’s individual taste. We’ve created everything from tye-dyed boiler suits for Burning Man to hand-embroidered frock coats for David Bowie, as well as some bold and brilliant tweeds for Eric Clapton.
Linen is king for all warm weather dressing. Choose a more deconstructed fit for your linen. It wears best when it’s not over-worked and over-contrived. Relax into it. The tie is alive and well, which is fantastic news – be sure to invest in some good ones. To elevate a spring combo, don’t be afraid to add some colour.
Before you purchase anything, envisage how it will fit into your wardrobe. If you’re starting from scratch, choose key pieces that can easily be converted to cover all occasions – from casual through to formal and business attire. This is my ethos when I design our seasonal ready-to-wear collections. You’ll find every garment can be mixed and matched.