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5. September 2021

Suits of the Month December

by

James Ferguson Berr

It’s the end of the year, our energy gauges are drastically low and we’re close to needing a holiday. Some pre-Christian heathen however had the great idea of celebrating an especially short day during the last weeks of the year. Add family, friends, colleagues, a couple of charity dinners, the dachshund breeder’s Christmas party, as well as what must be double digits of invitations to the Christmas market, to the equation and it’s the most wonderful time of the year – for losing your mind. Nonetheless tickling the tailoring enthusiast’s mind is the cornucopia of events not to wear a funny tie to.

Navy flannel with chalk stripes by Vitale Barberis Canonico (340 g/m)

Our first suit of the month follows this exact thought. Better suited for a Ludwig than a Heinz Erhard the almost up-tight three-piece gives a wilful air of elegance. The combination of a chalk stripe three button jacket and five button waistcoat doesn’t exactly boil over with fun, fashionable aesthetics. If its wearer knew the term ‘fashion piece’ they would definitely make sure to avoid any association with it. It’s perfect for the important moments in banks, firms and a plethora of other illustrious moments. 

The closing button of this jacket model Josef is low enough for the waistcoat to show between the lapels. The lack of vents gives the finishing touch of what could be described as old-time elegance. In line with the jacket the waistcoat is cut short accommodating a high-waisted pair of double pleated trousers with turnups.

MAX MOGG – BERLIN 1780
MAXIMILIAN MOGG 3620
THEOPHIL P. MOGG 5600

Navy Cavalry Twill by Dugdale Bros. & Co. (450 g/m)

The navy blazer we would like to propose to you this month, hits the same spot. Even more inspired by the navy than its well-known six button cousin, the eight golden buttons with the bottom two fastening bathe the wearer in militaristic sternness – especially when paired with a tab-collar shirt, a regimental tie and a grey pair of flannels. When worn with jeans, the cavalry-twill jacket is perfectly paired with a plain shirt or, in warmer weather, a Breton-stripe sweater – on course to maritime elegance!

MAX MOGG – BERLIN 1350 
MAXIMILIAN MOGG 2470
THEOPHIL P. MOGG 3900

The sweater is 490

Black and white Tartan by Dugale Bros. & Co. (320 g/m)

Eventually we accept one of the many invitations, but how do we hide our missing Christmas mood? A Santa print tie? Ridiculous. A self-knitted reindeer jumper? A desperate attempt to waken those very special seasonal feelings. More subtle, elegant and yet entering with a wink? A black and white Dugdale tartan! While our colleague appears in a green and red plaid suit, we reimagine the Christmas classic. The actual reason for wearing the large check is its structured influence on the athletic lines of the double-breasted jacket model Maximilian. Add your dinner suit trousers and a pair of our friend Korbinian Ludwig Hess’s opera pumps, et voilà!

MAX MOGG – BERLIN 1600 
MAXIMILIAN MOGG 2600
THEOPHIL P. MOGG 5000

With this ensemble you will be more than ready for the festive season! JB/JoLo/MM