Among the events held last week to celebrate the opening of London Collections: Men was a conversation between tailoring great Edward Sexton and The Rake's own Tom Stubbs, held at Chester Barrie on Savile Row. The reason for the location was Sexton's collaboration with the old tailoring brand, which has led to a new collection shown at the event and illustrated here.
Sexton dug into the Chester Barrie archives to come up with the new models, which take their inspiration from the 1930s in terms of cut and shape. They are rather Sexton in style though, too. Strong, roped shoulders and a close waist, a raised inbreast pocket and angled outbreast give greater swing to the jackets than Chester Barrie has seen for many a while.
Just look at those broad, curved lapels and narrow double-breasteds. Tom echoes Sexton's pinned collar, though wears a distinctive Thom Sweeny suit with horseshoe-shaped waistcoat.