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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Sloane Ranger Comes To Town

You can click on this image to enlarge it and you will be able to see it a little better. This is my latest addition to the family. Continuing on in the Tom Ford wide peaked lapel fashion, I worked with a sturdy wool from Holland & Sherry. Simon Rice showed me the #692047 wool from the "Sloane Square" wool bunch. It was the kind of subtle box check I wanted to play with in the hope that I might get an extra two seasons out of it. The box check, in my opinion, has it's sun setting soon. So to go an all out contrast might reduce the longevity of this suit which has had so much careful work done that it would be an absolute waste to make it merely for one season.

For the trousers, given that I am a larger than usual sized man, I decided to experiment with a trouser waist band which was 3 inches wide and to increase the rise in the trousers. This was an excellent choice as it has meant that I am now definitely making the transition from 'attempted skinny jeans' look into the 'I accept middle age is approaching' look. By doing this I have also given my stomach a chance to be holstered into the pants to avoid looking like I am spilling over my waist line. This has been a real battle for me over the last three years with tight pants pulling in at the waist and 'pumping' up the tyres because of the pressure. The easiest way to slim yourself is to allow for more in the waist so you aren't putting pressure on your mid region to over-hang.

Of course, I am not offering full suits at the moment. So if you wanted to create something like this you can choose from the following:

Patrick Johnson Tailors
46 Liverpool Street, Paddington, Sydney
+612 9966 7548


Steel Tailors

Narelle Urquhart on 0408 408 557 or email: narelle at 

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