25. July 2020

The Suit of the Week – Episode 11 – Bob’s choice


Bob The wardrobe builder

When I was working in the City of London in the 1990s, one of the most ubiquitous suit styles around – one which we all wore – was made of birdseye fabric. Mostly in grey, but also in navy blue, it was a style that really characterised the era, and one that I love and wear regularly. So, this time around for our Suit of the Week, I’ve opted for a mid-grey birdseye in a 370g/m weight from Harrisons’ Fine Classics line. 

As ever, we try to put together a Suit and Shirt of the Week that compliment each other, and the birdseye we’ve chosen will work perfectly with Tuesday’s lilac multi-stripe shirt. The great thing about birdseye is that it very much works in a business setting (hence being a favourite of all those bankers in the 90s!), but also looks great on an evening out. Versatile, elegant, timeless.

Many of my contemporaries wore the birdseye suit in the classic three-button configuration with slanted side and ticket pockets. That’s the style I’d go for now, but it can also look amazing in a double-breasted set up. The Mogg house DB will look especially on-point with this birdseye cloth. A classic, a throwback to an earlier era, but equally at home in the 2020s! BTWB/YS

If you are interested in ordering this dashing suit, do not hesitate to click the button below to get in touch with us. Please make sure to mention the fabric reference (Charcoal & Grey Multicheck Escorial Flannel by Escorial (Toledo) 100% Escorial Wool 295g/m (14022)) in the mail. Prices start at 2500,00€ for a single-breasted suit cut from this wonderful fabric.