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6. July 2018

The Suits of the Month: July

by

Maximilian Mogg

Our monthly suits of the month article is designed to give you a few ideas on how to deal with the challenges that particular month throws your way. Our challenge for July is heat. However, classic menswear is, as always, here to help.

Lightweight (210g/m) worsted grey and light-blue blend check from Fox Brothers & Co

There is a certain undeniable charm in the bunches from the English weavers Fox Brothers and Co. They are known for their flannels, their loud checks, and their vivid colours. This month’s choice is typical of Fox’ work with colour (although the choice of a worsted instead of a woollen and the weight of the fabric might come as a bit of a surprise to Fox aficionados). We recommend a lightweight (210g/m) worsted grey and light-blue blend check from the ‘Worsted Checks’ bunch. Now, don’t get us wrong. The lighter shade of grey means this is not going to be your versatile office-evening-theatre-dinner suit. This is your Saturday-afternoon-sitting-in-a-café suit. However, isn’t the essence of luxury owning a suit for all occasions? Our (day)dream Saturday afternoon suit from Fox Brothers is a two-piece with one or three buttons, wide notch lapels, three flap pockets, and two back vents. The trousers should be wide through the leg, have two forward pleats, high turn-ups, side adjusters with buttons, and one flap pocket on the back. To complement this, we recommend a light-blue linen shirt with an English placket and three-button cuffs, dark brown suede single-strap Monks, and light-grey cotton OTC socks. A tie is optional – maybe lightweight navy silk or a regimental stripe.

A two-piece suit cut from the above Fox Brothers fabric would be around €1480. The shirt at €259.

Stone Grey Irish linen (370g/m) from W. Bill

Another elegant solution to our heat conundrum is a combination of gabardine and Irish linen. We recommend wide, high-waisted trousers made of sand-coloured gabardine from Holland & Sherry and a stone grey, double-breasted jacket made of heavy Irish linen by W. Bill (370g/m).

The trousers would feature two forward pleats – although backwards pleats would be acceptable here – a single flap pocket at the back, and high turn-ups. The jacket is a 6X2 double-breasted with brown horn buttons, two vents, and rounded patch pockets throughout. We recommend pairing it with a blue-and-white-striped Oxford-cloth shirt with a three-button cuff. Ideal footwear would be Oxblood butterfly loafers. OTC socks should be either light beige or feature white and beige stripes.

Trousers from Holland & Sherry gabardine would be €450, the W. Bill linen jacket comes to around €850. The blue and white striped Oxford-cloth shirt will cost €219.

Navy Herringbone (370g/m) from Holland & Sherry

Last but not least, we want to draw your attention to an oft-overlooked classic: the navy double-breasted cut from a navy herringbone wool. The tone-in-tone colouring is the pinnacle of understated elegance. We recommend very dark brown (or perhaps navy) buttons. Other than that, conservatism is key: two straight side pockets – possibly jetted – and no side vents.

Trousers should be – surprise surprise! – high-waisted and wide through the leg without pleats or turn-ups. The hem should feature a military cuff and we would recommend foregoing back pockets altogether. If one is going for the sleekest look possible, seam pockets are worthy of consideration. Complement this with a white poplin shirt with our signature Zee Jerman collar, long double cuffs, and black straight-cap oxfords. Finish your look with a dark green or subtle polka dot tie.

Your Holland & Sherry herringbone suit will cost you €1150. Add €219 for the shirt.

Additional information

Finally, just a quick reminder that this is the last month in which you will receive a complementary Max Mogg Berlin MTM shirt with the order of any Max Mogg MTM suit. Feel free to give us a call and set up an appointment.

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