Thom Sweeney and the Rise of Bepoke Casual
Bespoke tailors Thom Sweeney are listening to their customers and finding they're wanting a combination of things.
Interesting that a growing part of Thom Sweeney's tailoring business is the creation of jacket and trouser separates rather than a matching suit. This reflects the fact that men are wearing upper casual jacket and trouser combinations more and more, and demanding the same quality as they expect in their suits.
Thomas Whiddett and Luke Sweeney are satisfying this demand, and are more than happy to create bespoke combinations such as a navy blazer or windowpane check sports jacket with plain flannel trousers.
Their influences could be said to take in elements of English tailoring - from their time on Savile Row and with Timothy Everest - and the tailoring of Italy.
- Slim English cut
- Soft Italian construction
- The best English and Italian clothes, such as Holland and Sherry and Loro Piana.
With casual separates the whole can be so much greater than the sum of the parts, but it's harder to get right than wearing a suit. So maybe this is where tailoring advice from experts is needed most.
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