Suits Grey Fox
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Cloth Design & Development
I'd seen a variety of checks in the archive, some with broad soft blue over check, which I thought would make an attractive but different look to conventional designs. I was aiming for a mid-grey cloth, suitable for town or country, with a luxurious feel, yet good durability. My ideas were skilfully interpreted, and working closely with Johnstons of Elgin a superb cashmere and lambswool blend Prince of Wales check was produced which closely reflected the ideas I had in my mind.
Weaving the Cloth
When I first measured him, David was thinking of a single-breasted bespoke suit, but I'd seen a photo of him on his Grey Fox blog looking really good in a double-breasted blazer so suggested that might be the style to choose. I felt this particular Prince of Wales check cloth, paired with David's tall, slim-line physique, would create the strong, balanced, masculine yet elegant, silhouette we were aiming for. A standout suit, but in the right way!