Leadenhall Uk are proud to launch a total corporate wear offering for the first time.
you are looking for higher quality, well cut and finished pieces for
your staff or organisation, you have come to the right place.
Often in this particular market you will find items which professional people dislike wearing. Not so here.
Each product has been submitted to extensive testing so that it remains in shape and is very easy to care for.
Larger quantites? Please ask about our deals on six or more pieces.
Don't let this deceive though; this range looks just at home on one person as much many!
A real all rounder we find here.
The Dawlish suit from Brook Taverner can be worn very successfully at a Wedding, open- necked casually or for business. You don't have to choose dark colours for versatility any more; sharkskin grey is a clever choice. It fits well straight off, but wearing the jacket (perhaps even more body-tapered by your local tailor for about £20) with jeans and you have a perennial two piece.
Be quick- this suit will not last long.
I've recently been asked about evening wear.
More precisely one question in particular. Yes, there are more important things in life to worry about, but that's not the point. Just knowing is enough.
It's this: When in the course of an evening event is it ok to undo your bow tie?
You may not like my verdict. You'll get over it, but its a view employed by the best dressed men in the world.
Think of the soldier sitting down for his evening meal with his contemporaries. The moment he sits, that's it. He can't loosen his tie, he can't 'ease off' his trousers as the meal he is eating takes refuge in his stomach. He is not even allowed to visit the lavatory during the seated part of the evening. Three or more courses. Drinks. Coffee. Room and body temperature changes. The clothing is required not to change in its appearance.
You must organise your body, intake and clothing accordingly. You can imagine the queue for the toilets after the meal! How does this relate to you?
If you want to gain the sartorial high ground, You must plan to walk out of the event as you walked in. No undone shirt with bow tie draping down from your neck. No untucked shirt or 'Travolta' swinging jacket above your head on the dance floor.
Plan ahead; choose a shirt you know will feel good with the top button fastened all evening. A pair of dinner trousers that are comfortable when sat and standing. A jacket you can sit correctly in to eat and drink. A suit you won't feel like taking off. A tie which needs little or no attention.
A final piece of related advice: don't drink too much. Uncontrolled behaviour is not an attractive accessory.
Perish the thought.
I love old friends.
You can connect with them far quicker than others because of your mutual special links with the past. You feel immediate comfort in their company- a very precious feeling indeed. The clothing equivalent to this feeling for me is the Prince of Wales check suit. Not to be mistaken for the Prince Edward (a red overcheck in the cloth, not blue), albeit a classic in its own right.
I had a 'P.O.W' check many years ago and always felt well dressed in it. That feeling returned when I saw the new season collection of suits from Brook Taverner. Foremost was the Beaulieu, a half canvassed affair comprising Italian wool in a choice of three cloths, and a restrained elegance usually seen only in suits costing £200 more.
May I introduce you to your new old friends.
Leadenhall Suit Company and LeadenhallUK.com love discovering little stars within collections.
We are spoilt for choice this 'SS09' season, but appearing as a strong finsher is the 'Esher' suit.
Rarely do you find such a gem; I've not seen such a lightly coloured cloth (Natural beige/Sage green) look so correct
on such a wide size range of men. This is ably accommodated by a very generous size scale, starting at 38", up to a King size 60" regular jacket.
I've seen it with my own eyes; whether it's tried on by a slim hospital consultant or a burly tradesman, this suit looks right.
Does it cost a King's ransom? Come on, you know us better than that!
Thank goodness- great news!
You don't have to buy brand new items of clothing from head to toe each time to obtain a stylish look. Some lateral thinking and moderate expense will see you through.
Of course I'm biased when I say that I recommend a bespoke item to form a basis for a well dressed man, and I still hold to that.
However with some clever tailoring, perhaps slightly modifying a ready to wear item to fit just that little bit better, you can really approach bespoke heights. Even selecting good shoes can transform the way you look and feel; have a new shirt to reinvent a tired, albeit well kept jacket. For formalwear, may one suggest a splash of daring red on a tie to awaken a darkened suit?
Try a well cut pair of casual trousers to make your legs and glutes appear more honed!
I'm freeing you from the terrifying thought of spending lots of money when you don't need to...My work here is done, no need to thank.
Olymp Luxor Fil a fil shirt. £42.49
When it comes to style, there are certain things that don't date.
I am a huge fan of a well thought out smart Summer look which reflects your surroundings.
Cue the linen suit with slip ons, no socks.
True, you have to be careful to avoid that 'I've just taken my socks off, that'll do' look. But you'll find that the gently creased, lazy attitude of a linen jacket, either with well- cut jeans or matching trousers should do the trick.
Brook Taverner'Jeremy' Linen Suit. £254.00
Finish off with a patterned shirt without a tie, or perhaps linen again left untucked.
Make the decision and stick to it though, as you can't tuck a shirt in and then untuck it later!
This all serves to make you look sartorially acceptable, but not too formal.
A little tip: sprinkle some talcum powder in the shoes and between your toes! This feels especially nice in leather - lined shoes.
Olymp Luxor patterned shirt. £35.49
Loake Skipton Ginger suede slip-ons, contrast cream stitch. £95. Available form LSC
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