Thursday, 17 July 2014

Marks and Spencer suits styling project

A couple of weeks ago, the lovely people at Marks and Spencer got in touch with me and asked me to participate in their suits styling project. The brief was simple - pick a suit and style it in the decade of your choice. 

With a love of all things old fashioned, I chose to style a look  inspired by the 1930s. I opted for the navy three piece check suit shown above, which I wore with the waistcoat, a knitted plum tie and silk pocket square from Reiss. To make the style even more thirties friendly, I added a vintage gold pocket watch which is pretty damn rakish. 

Having never previously owned a suit from Marks and Spencer, I was really impressed by the quality. The suit that I am wearing is tailored really well and is 100% pure wool. Having never really been a wearer of waistcoats, I was a fan of how well fitted it was and how wearable the suit is as a three piece, without the waistcoat or without the jacket. Although wearing the whole look together does make me feel like I belong in the stylish 1930s which is no bad thing as far as I am concerned. 

The suiting at Marks and Spencer is one of the labels strongest features - the range currently includes the Collezione collection, modelled by David Gandy and the Savile Row inspired Best of British collection, fronted by Oliver Cheshire. My suit is from the Autograph collection, which specialises in slim, stylish suits that are easy to wear and suit the workplace and formal events. 

A huge thanks to the team at Marks and Spencer for including me in this project. Find out more and shop the huge selection of suits at Marks and Spencer

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