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Suits of the Month November

by

James Ferguson Berr

After the initial joy of watching the autumnal play of colours, cold reality cuts in front of us without indicating. Tuesday morning, one foot in an ankle-deep puddle I stand in front of a yet to be opened office building as my tie is flipped up into my face by a sharp, easterly wind. I dial 111: “Mogg. Hello.” I hastily answer “The feel-good deal please!” Merino wool, flannel and don’t save on the weight! 

Mid grey flannel chalk stripe by Vitale Barberis Canonico (340 g/m)

The first therapeutical approach to what looks like the beginning of the winter-blues is a high dose of flannel. I am bridging the grey and dreary gap until Christmas – may it be a merry one for some – with a new longed for chalk stripe suit. 

The mid grey tone offers infinite possibilities by allowing colours combined to flourish – something we definitely recommend this time of the year. Paired with a light blue shirt and dark red tie or even purple shirt and emerald green tie, the suit always ensures a charming air of understatement keeping you warm during the cold time of the year. While the mélange of greys breathe life into the fabric, the fine chalk stripe further increases its dynamic appeal accentuating the suits athletic line.  

Unfortunately, this therapy is most likely not covered by your health insurance. 

MAX MOGG – BERLIN – 1550  
MAXIMILIAN MOGG – 2950  
THEOPHIL P. MOGG – 4700 

Camel-coloured Merino wool by Loro Piana (590 g/m) 

In order to reinforce the miraculous healing power of the suit above, Dr Mogg prescribes a camel-coloured Merino wool coat. A double-breasted closure and its generous length – past the knee, that is – add extra warmth. A wide lapel and constructed shoulder match the suits elegance. The Merino wool’s bright shine is a ray of hope on a dark November day, in a world of functional, black down jackets – however more susceptible to splashes of inner-city slush it may be. Unfortunately, its luxurious aura doesn’t protect you from that. It even adds a thrilling contrast to our weekends, when simply paired with a dark red rollneck sweater and a pair of light jeans. 

The prices of this GORE-TEX repellent: 
MAX MOGG – BERLIN – 1800  
MAXIMILIAN MOGG – 2740 
THEOPHIL P. MOGG – 5300  
 
Both the sweater and the jeans are 490 

Black barathea by Dugdale Bros. (570 g/m) 

Now, what’s missing in our medicine cabinet? A pep pill for evenings out! The late autumn weather is a welcome reason for paying your favourite bar a visit. A perfect choice for long and late walks home, when not even a taxi ride can save us from the snow storm? It’s the formal three-piece that perfectly covers opera and theatre visits. You always hit the right spot with a dinner suit in heavy, black barathea, ideally accompanied by a waistcoat cut with a deep, horse shoe shaped neck line. The barathea keeps us warm – after leaving the bar – and even makes en plein air cigarette breaks bearable. 

Three-piece dinner jacket:  
MAX MOGG BERLIN – 2650 
MAXIMILIAN MOGG – 4100 
THEOPHIL P. MOGG – 7100