Monday, 30 November 2015
Troutbone Suit by Walker Slater
Walker Slater has included a rather nice three-piece suit in trout bone tweed in its latest collection. The Francis suit has a two-button, peak lapel jacket and a double-breasted waistcoat.
The trout bone tweed is a Lancashire Pendle tweed — I'm guessing made by Benjamin Thornber & Sons (1815) — and what a splendid tweed it is. I think we all need some tweed by Thornber in our lives. Look at those colours below, the stripy green and brown, and the grey and blue — stunning. Excellent choice of fabric Walker Slater. Thornber's Pendle tweed has been awarded Platinum Wool status by the British Wool Marketing Board, no less. This means the wool is 100% British, traced from the initial wool auction right through each stage of production.
Justice for Tweed
Here the suit is modelled by Sheffield artist Thomas Ryder, who does it full justice we have to say. He looks splendid in it and fit for any occasion.
In this shoot, he's wearing the suit with Walker Slater's Kenneth shirt in cream cotton, a paisley silk bow tie, floral cotton pocket square and Tay shoes by Cheaney — all available from Walker Slater, so you could walk out of one of their (Edinburgh or London) shops looking exactly like him.