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13. November 2021

The Suits of the Month February

by

Yves Yannick Stork

After the first four weeks of the year, when the bank account is slowly recovering from the gift-giving orgies, the last gingerbread has been eaten and the New Year’s hangover is finally cured, February beckons with its wet weather and the luring promise of spring. Flannel, velvet and tweed are exactly what you need for February.

Lounge Suit in Silver-Grey Flannel

No sooner are the festivities over than the next celebration is on the horizon – depending on your relationship status. Valentine’s Day, almost forgotten like every year, offers all flannel aficionados the opportunity to live it up. A single-breasted three-piece suit in silver-grey flannel exudes the simple elegance of a 1930s sports car. It’s a perfect match for the Art Deco restaurant we have, with wise foresight, booked on the morning of this utterly significant day. And yet the jacket’s wide, rising lapels, accentuated shoulders and narrow waist make us look as if we’ve been preparing for months. The two deep pleats of the trousers create a fluid transition to the waistcoat and the wide turn-ups fall weightlessly onto the black wingtips designed by our good friend Mr Leonard Kahlcke.

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

Sports Jacket in Purple Velvet

February is – apart from the aforementioned celebration of love – a somewhat bleak month. In Berlin, however, there is plenty of entertainment on offer: The Berlinale film festival promises many opportunities to showcase our extravagant evening wear. For the premiere of the Mongolian-Italian indie flick, which the director describes promisingly as a ‘life-changing experience,’ we are wearing a sports jacket made from purple velvet. As for the silver-grey three-piece, peak lapels and a single closure button make a great combination. Perhaps one of Mogg’s sharpest silhouettes. High-waisted jeans and a white turtleneck jumper in a cashmere-silk blend complete the look. Believe me, this is a life-changing experience! Add a pair of black horsebit loafers and you have the magic formula of casual elegance.

MAX MOGG – BERLIN – 1150
MAXIMILIAN MOGG – 2280
THEOPHIL P. MOGG – 4000

Dinner Jacket in Black and White Tweed

For the big premiere the next evening, we are wearing a dinner jacket made of black and white tweed. A red carpet is rolled out to sweep the director from the previous evening right out of our minds. The jacket’s pattern, reminiscent of a basket’s weave, takes up typical elements of evening wear, especially through its colouring and the wide lapels made of matt velvet. The latter is, of course, also a small homage to our velvet look from the previous night. Because of the eye-catching pattern, we combine the jacket with classic black evening trousers. The jacket’s small check contrasts with the curved lines of the waist and lapel, emphasising the shape of the jacket, which we like to describe as hourglass. The coarseness of the tweed also brings out the bow-tie’s sheen in a particularly brilliant way. Unexpectedly, the tweed, which we normally know from walks in the park, thus also allows us to reach new heights in the evening. The trousers, which we take from one of your dinner suits, features our usual cut: wide legs, deep pleats and a high waist.

MAX MOGG – BERLIN – 1845
MAXIMILIAN MOGG – 2950
THEOPHIL P. MOGG – 4050

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