For years I've wanted a Turnbull and Asser tie because of the James Bond connection. I got super lucky and happened to find one for cheap on Etsy, with the added bonus of it being nearly identical to one Pierce Brosnan wore in Tomorrow Never Dies with the exception of pink diamonds instead of blue. Pink is always fine by me, and at the price I found this at I wasn't going to pass it up.
THE LAST OF THE BIG TIME SPENDERS
16 JANUARY 2020
1. Vintage 1960s Vietnam Era Slanted Pocket Tropical Combat Camouflage Coat
2. Loro Piana 70/30 Cashmere Silk Bamboo Print Large Shawl
3. Sugar Cane Raw Selvedge Denim Jeans (One of two)
4. NWOB Ralph Lauren Purple Label Black Glass Lens Aviator Sunglasses
5. Edward Green Mushroom Suede Piccadilly Loafers
6. Vintage 1990s Gianni Versace Biggie Smalls Medusa Sunglasses
7. Chrome Hearts x Bella Hadid Red Leather Goosedown Renard Fur Cropped Parka
8. Adidas x Dragon Ball Z Son Goku ZX 500 Sneakers
9. Ralph Lauren Purple Label 100% Cashmere Three Piece Suit (one of many, many three piece suits tonight)
10. Turnbull & Asser Fox Brothers Flannel Cranberry DB Suit
The seven-fold necktie dates back to the end of the 19th century, but its exact origins (and whether or not it disappeared after the Second World War) are unclear. There is, however, no disputing that seven-fold ties are far more labor-intensive than the usual necktie. This method requires over a yard of fabric, which is (unsurprisingly) folded seven times. The back seam is then sewn, the edges hand rolled, and the final tie carefully pressed to ensure it maintains its shape. These ties tend to be softer and lighter feeling, but the amount of work involved means these tend to come at a premium. A good thing to know about, and something to consider if you (like us) like to dive deep into how your garments and accessories are made.
Necktie via @turnbull_asser
Suit: @austin_reedofficial bespoke 2 piece suit in navy with a light blue pinstripe, based on their “Cut” range. Jacket has a notched lapel, slanted pockets, including a ticket pocket, double vents, 2 button fastening and 5 button working cuffs. Trousers have side adjusters and turn ups.
Shirt: @turnbull_asser bespoke white poplin shirt in a slim fit, with T&A collar and double cuffs.
Tie: @tomford blue tie with black and white dots.
Watch: @omega Seamaster
Cufflinks: @stdupont hawk eye
Socks: @londonsockco black socks
Shoes: @crockettandjones_official Alex shoes in black.
Throwback Thursday to when ‘The Manhattan men’s style set was out in force to celebrate the opening of Ettinger's Flagship Residency in Turnbull & Asser's New York Townhouse.’ with a little Exmoor Caviar of course... (📷 @lawrenceandcopr )
The first shoot of 2020, courtesy of the rather brilliant @rod_lockyer, at #LFWM yesterday. Another quick peruse of Fashion Week in the capital today, before @therake team head off to #PittiUomo97 tomorrow. See you there?
One of the benefits of having a bespoke shirt is the ability to create something truly unique to you. @un____usual, pictured here, uses his to accentuate a stunning vintage tie. The tonal contrast against the brown windowpane check suit completes the look immaculately. If you are interested in having bespoke shirts made, you can visit us in-store or join us at our international #ByAppointment trunk shows. Over the next few days, we will be visiting Los Angeles, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Hong Kong and Singapore.
“The wartime appeal of the siren suit was that it could quickly be pulled over whatever clothing the owner was wearing when, as they did often in 1939-41, the air-raid sirens sounded and the shelter beckoned. Of course, Sir Winston Churchill’s were a cut above, being tailor-made by his shirtmaker, Turnbull & Asser. Turnbull were often called upon to repair the garments which Churchill wore during the Battle of Britain, in Washington for his visit with Roosevelt, planning D-Day with Eisenhower and at the Yalta Conference with Stalin. The repairs, though, were never due to hostile action - it was his cigars that took their toll. Only three original Churchill siren suits are known to still exist, including the famous green velvet version, which is on display at the Jermyn Street flagship store.” Read Mr. Rob Ryan’s blog on Churchill’s infamous siren suit, using the link in our bio. #turnbullandasser#turnbull_asser#shirtmaker#jermynstreet#menswear#fashion#newyork#craftsmanship#london#royalwarrant#giftsforhim#heritagebrand#britishheritage#winstonchurchill#sirensuit#onesie#boilersuit#sirwinstonchurchill