There are times in life when compromise just won’t do. You might need to dial it up to eleven for an important meeting, or you may want to impress on a night out. When only the best will do, our latest drop, Roll up your Sleeves has you covered. This is a capsule that’s all about refined elegance, with options for classic, playful power suiting, or more comfortable but no-less-sophisticated tailored separates. These are pieces that will ensure you’re the sharpest guy in the room, no matter the occasion or where you happen to find yourself at the end of the night.
There’s the houndstooth blazer, which might just be the only sports jacket you need. It’s cut from a remarkably soft, Italian wool and silk blend, which drapes beautifully and remains breathable thanks to its light weight and open weave. The houndstooth combines fawn with navy blue, while the subtle orange overcheck injects a touch of colour into the otherwise classic combination. We traditionally cut sports jackets in our House style, complete with sweeping peak lapels and signature one button closure, but this time round we’ve opted for something more subtle. The lapels are notched, albeit with a generous width, while a two button front lessens the dramatic impact of our hourglass silhouette. But the sharp lines remain, with our straight cut shoulders, flap pockets and single rear vent combining for a seriously sharp finish.
Next up is the navy wide stripe suit. This is power suiting at its most elegant, with a 100% Italian worsted wool fabric that’s punchy without being loud. It undoubtedly means business, as you’d want it to, but it remains playful thanks to the soft contrast of its stripe and the deep blue shade. It’s cut on our Contemporary block with a nipped in waist, high single button front and generous peak lapels, and we’ve paired it with our signature pin collar shirt for an added Sexton flair. The sterling silver pin sits proudly under a four-in-hand knot, while the cocktail cuff is held in place by your cufflinks of choice. Ours are handmade by Toby McClellan from matching silver, and come with a subtle concave texture which picks up the light beautifully, reflecting the colours they’re worn with.
It’s hard to beat a full suit for its ease and uniform appeal, but for louche, playful tailoring, separates offer plenty of creative opportunities. The next two looks showcase the potential of breaking up your jacket and trousers. Take the unstructured jacket, Interference trouser and summer shirt combination. The jacket’s endlessly soft wool fabric is blended with 5% elastane, which allows it to move with you rather than against you. It makes for a cardigan-like comfort, which combines with the broad peak lapels for a unique, contemporary update on the Sexton look. It sings with the trousers, which are borrowed from the matching suit of drop 3. Crisp, breathable and with bags of texture, the versatility of this pair is unmatched.
The navy hopsack jacket look ramps it up a step further. The ultimate in sartorial simplicity, it’s incredibly adaptable while evoking the drama and glamour we’re known for. It’s cut from a dark navy wool hopsack, woven in Italy, and we’ve paired it with our denim trousers, which we’re particularly proud of. Their cool blue 60% wool, 40% denim cotton blend is all about the texture, which elevates even the most fundamental of looks. The classic cut meanwhile is close through the waist and thighs but fuller through the knee and hem, giving them a louche feel reminiscent of ‘70s rock n roll. Finished with our tab collar shirt and silk reppe tie, this is an elegant look that’s perfect for the boardroom or the member’s bar.
For times when you really want to make an impression though, you need a double-breasted suit. This one, cut from our classic 10oz Italian wool flannel, is as sophisticated as it gets. A staple of the gentleman’s wardrobe, it looks just as at home on the red carpet as it does a cocktail reception, and can be dressed up with a pin collar shirt or down with a knitted T-shirt and trainers. It’s been an icon of ours for years, a favourite of Edward’s since the ‘60s and will continue to look just as cool in the decades to come. It’s tailoring at its most refined, and embodies everything this drop, and the house as a whole, is all about.