Rob - An English Country Wedding
English Country Wedding with a twist.
Morning Coat - Smith Woollens - Luxury Flannel.
11 oz Pure Wool. Dark Navy Flannel.
Lining - The Lining Company
Polka Dots. Viscose.
Waistcoat - Misc - Duck Egg.
9 oz Wool.
Trousers - Misc - Black & White Gingham
11 oz Wool Flannel.
This suit was about mixing traditional with contemporary. Whilst from afar it seems like a fairly conventional Morning coat, the usual heavy grey herringbone has been replaced with a lighter-weight navy flannel. The Navy is a little warmer on fair skin, but the dark hue means it is not immediately obvious that it is blue.
Using a lighter, brighter colour for the waistcoat is a popular way to break up the monochrome of Morning Dress. This duck egg colour is a particular favourite and was quite a difficult shade to find. Most cloth merchants offer the more common colours such as yellow and powder blue, but whatever tone you are after, Kipper & Chalk will track it down.
The trousers are my favourite part of this look. Rob wanted something that was a little unusual but still in keeping with formal dress. Dogtooth trousers are an increasingly popular option for Morning suits but we took it one step further. The black and white gingham trousers with a single pleat, slanted hems and strap and buckle fastenings are extremely versatile and by no means relegated to English Country Weddings. These flannels trousers can be dressed up and down to be worn all year round.