Spring Texture: A contemporary rendition of classic Sexton
Texture has always been a big part of what we do. Ever since Edward’s days at Nutters, fabric experimentation was integral to what he was trying to achieve. Who could forget the multi-check Ringo Starr suit, with its miss-matching combination of houndstooth and Prince of Wales checks? For the first drop of our SS23 collection, we’ve channelled this louche elegance, with a capsule of pieces that boast plenty of texture and visual interest. Aptly named Spring Texture, it’s made up of four looks that are inspired by our heritage, yet rendered in a contemporary way.
This series of garments, which range from full suits through to shirts and trousers, are directly inspired by the designs and patterns Edward used in the ‘60s. The teal overcheck suit, for instance, wouldn’t look out of place on the shop floor of Nutters in ‘69. The broad peak lapels, strong roped shoulders and signature one button closure have Edward’s eye all over them, and the trousers actually flare slightly, widening a further inch at the hem. It’s a subtle flare, unlike those original Nutter suits, showcasing the more contemporary feel we’ve gone for. These are pieces inspired by the history of Sexton, but executed through a 21st century lens.
This is furthered by the red and navy textured sports jacket, which combines perfectly with the dark blue chambray shirt and biscuit brown trousers. It has a shorter hem and clean, notch lapels, toning down the drama somewhat. Meanwhile, the rust brown, micro-check blazer’s open weave fabric gives it a more playful, creative feel that ensures it pairs with a rollneck just as well as a shirt and tie.
Lastly, the mottled airforce blue field jacket is a sort of blazer for today, with its four front flap pockets and comfortable wool fabric. It’s a more minimal take on a safari jacket, doing away with the belt and shoulder epaulettes that defined 1970s examples.
Celebrating the many faces of the iconic tailoring house, Edward Sexton’s spring summer 2023 collection looks to the past as well as the future, with a vast range of highly wearable pieces interspersed with sophisticated, heritage-inspired tailoring. This drop is the first in a series of bi-weekly releases, which will land throughout the season. Each drop is themed, offering clients the opportunity to dive into the brand and a particular facet of its identity, or pick and choose from each drop to create their own unique take on the Sexton look.
Connecting each capsule is the subversive edge Edward Sexton has always been known for. Bold checks are matched by subtly flared trousers; signature peak lapels combine with powerful roped shoulders, and texture abounds with mottled wools and dense silks. Colour can be found throughout the collection, which includes both single and double-breasted suits, tailored separates, field shirts, a range of flattering trouser cuts and an assortment of luxurious shirt styles. From rich burgundy and flecked blue wool through to rust brown and salt and pepper grey, the collection invites clients to tap into their rebellious side or keep it minimal. “We make suits where you can move between work, a private member’s club and a dive bar, and look appropriately dressed through the many facets of who you are”, says Edward Sexton’s creative director, Dominic Sebag-Montefiore says. “That’s what this collection offers.”
The first drop of the SS23 collection is available to shop at No.35 Savile Row, or at edwardsexton.co.uk. New stock will arrive bi-weekly throughout the season.
We have put together a playlist that encapsulates the feeling of each drop. This drop is inspired by Where Do You Go To (My Lovely), Peter Starstedt and Rings of Saturn, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. You can listen to the entire playlist here.