Shore Leave with Gieves & Hawkes Spring Summer 2013
They weren’t always Gieves and Hawkes, at least not until 1974. Prior, they were Gieves founded in 1785 and Hawkes founded 1771. That said, the House at no. 1 Savile Row has been a deeply entrenched sartorial pillar of Britain. Gieves, an appointed tailor for the Royal Navy and Hawkes, haberdasher to royals King George III and the Prince of Wales, together- they have taken an almost 40 year path to come full circle in their 2013 collection.
Gieves & Hawkes Spring Summer 2013
This season, Gieves & Hawkes brings us Naval blazers and Gatsbyesque glamour (probably) in a timely nod to Baz Luhrmann’s latest rendition and the oh-so-popular throwback to the Prohibition era roaring 20s (wait for our March issue). While Naval blazers have never gone out of style per se, revisiting the cut (as they did before in 2012) is not only timely in these Thom Brownian military times but essential especially if one is thinking of adapting the camouflage look in a more classic and Rakish fashion.
For SS 2013, Gieves & Hawkes have relaxed the quintessential English cut with softer styled jackets that wear great at work or at play on a yacht off the coast of Port de Fontvielle. In their words, “Whether moored in Cape Cod, Capri or Hong Kong Harbour one need never worry when stepping ashore in Gieves & Hawkes.”