Tailoring is often at its best when it’s versatile. We’ve long produced suits that work just as well in the boardroom as they do on the dance floor. Our house cut lends itself well to this adaptability, allowing many of our designs to transition seamlessly from day through to night. The Sexton cut is powerful and masculine, with razor sharp shoulders and broad lapels that command attention. But it’s also playful and references the cultural icons that have championed the house over the decades, favouring us for our irreverent, contemporary approach to traditional craftsmanship. This is what drop 6, Summer Nights is all about. We’re introducing four looks that can take you from day through to night, from work events, weddings and social gatherings through to summer parties and night long excursions in the city, all with the exceptional attention to detail and eccentric flair that we’re known for.
We begin the drop with our dark navy seersucker suit. Is there a better warm weather fabric than seersucker? The lightweight, puckered wool boasts a unique texture, with a soft almost crinkly feel that only gets better with age. It’s extraordinarily breathable - walk down the street wearing it and you’ll feel the breeze - while the dark navy shade ensures it can be worn anywhere, from business meetings through to cocktails on a rooftop bar. It’s cut on our Heritage block for the full Sexton look, with its proud straight cut shoulders, generous peak lapels and single button front, which elongates the torso. Incredibly easy to wear, it looks like a regular navy suit from afar but transforms into something quite special up close, with its unique texture and imposing silhouette.
Next up is another interesting spring and summer fabric, and one that was practically made for transitioning from day to night. Our Solaro Heritage suit is nothing short of a showstopper. The fabric itself is a golden herringbone weave that subtly changes colour when it catches the light, introducing shades of red and green at certain angles. It’s got a deep sheen to it and looks and feels like silk, making it perfect for an evening out, hopping from Soho restaurant to east end dive bar with ease. We’ve combined it with our brown silk shirt for a louche, devil-may-care look that references our iconic tailoring from the ‘70s.
Experimenting further with fabric is our denim suit. While not denim in the strictest sense, this wool and linen fabric is woven with a white warp and a mid blue weft, giving it the appearance of the distinctive indigo fibre, without any of the stiffness and impracticality. It injects the suit with a contemporary, highly wearable feel, ensuring it’s perfect for a summer wedding, a day time drinks party or even as an alternative to a more pedestrian light blue suit. Coming complete with our signature peak lapels, architectural shoulders and single button front, it’s been updated with patch pockets for a sportier, more casual feel befitting of the fabric. This is a suit you can dress down with knitted polos and trainers, or up with shirts and ties. We’ve opted for the latter here, with our classic white pin collar shirt and geometric silk tie.
For the ultimate in summer tailoring though, the white suit has, and likely always will, reign supreme. The trouble is, white fabrics often look fairly harsh, and a matching jacket and trousers cut in white linen or cotton can be overbearing. For our take though, we’ve looked to soften the impact of the shade, opting for a white and grey marl, which is more relaxed, cooler and far easier to wear. The slubby texture is thanks to the irregular weave of the fibre, while the drape cut of the jacket furthers its relaxed, elegant feel. The slightly extended shoulders come with soft pads, while the subtly rounder silhouette takes inspiration from the jackets Edward cut at Kilgour in the 1960s. The trousers too are cut with a slightly fuller leg and a high rise for a classic, midcentury look which contributes to the suit’s timeless appeal. Referencing old school glamour but with a contemporary spin, it embodies what the drop is all about.