Time for a tale of style serious, and cautionary mixing of dress; presented is suiting by TOM FORD circ AW/09.
With his collections arriving each season with no surprise about how "on the money" they will be, the ex-Gucci designer manages masculinity in male dressing like no other. A tour of the 1950s power suiting era is the direction, but with an all round softer shouldered structure and feel.
Standout favorites are the grey suit with the super-wide pink check; the flashes of colour from the shirt and tie combination is English Dandy in all the right ways, and traditional ‘white picket fence’ widely cut plaid ties or knitted ties that have been specially created to finish at a point, rather than the expected blunt horizontal line.
The cautionary part of this tale, should sit with the more "experimental" of the Gentry dressers. if you choose only part elements of this collection remember to go fourth with style notes in hand to ensure a carefully crafted look will compliment, not conflict, Sir TOM FORD and his merry materialed men.
Available from Harrods - http://www.harrods.com/harrodsstore/