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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Been There, Bought The T-Shirt... Peacock Tweed Waistcoat And Trousers

I have to thank Luca Rubinacci for the inspiration for the high-waistband trousers I did using Holland & Sherry peacock range wool bunch in a wheatey tweed with blue box check. With this wool I attempted something which I don't ordinarily do, a 'vintage' feel. I can't even stand the word these days it has been so over-worked. But there I was, working with my tailor to create something for the Australian winter which could be worn in the cold, which I could wear in that old fashioned sense but in a kind of new way. I didn't make a full suit and there is a reason, one, I felt like saving some money and two, I wanted to pair it with a box check navy wool jacket I already had. I wore the ensemble on Friday and last night to dinner. I found the best way to offset the loudness of the wool is to have a contrasting jacket which is more subdued. That is, either go out there on your trousers or jeans but dull the jacket, or dull the pants and liven the jacket. You can of course liven the hell out of both or subdue the both, but I am enjoying at the moment the idea that if you go loud one end, go soft on the other. If none of this makes sense.....


Adding height to the waist band and finishing with LNP Corozo buttons
A waistcoat to match but not the jacket. For the jacket I will pair it with a navy box check from Hunt and Winterbotham

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