Posts tagged fallan & harvey
Posts tagged fallan & harvey
Details - Apr 8, 2014
Vintage Fallan & Harvey SC, Belisario MTM shirt, Riccardo Piacenza cashmere tie, Amanda Christensen wool challis PS, Charles Tyrwhitt Donegal trousers, Tricker’s Kensington
The cerulean tie
Vintage Fallan & Harvey jacket in houndstooth tweed, Belisario MTM shirt, vintage Holliday & Brown ancient madder tie and Berg & Berg pocket square. Light-weight Donegal tweed trousers and (out of sight) Edward Green Dovers in Dark Oak Antique
Details Nov 14, 2013
Layering up for those extra cold days
Details Oct 31, 2013
Brown, blue and tan - Savile Row style
There is something very appealing with the combination these three colours. In my book they are as good as the navy and grey combination from yesterday and as especially so during autumn.
Both the jacket and trousers are bespoke from Savile Row, alas not made for me but rather thrifted for only a faction of the original cost. The jacket was made by now-defunct tailors Fallan and Harvey and the trousers by the still existing tailoring house Davies and Son. An interesting bit of trivia is that Davies and Son actually incorporated Fallan and Harvey back in the late 1990s along with a number of other old tailoring houses. So there is some historical connection between top and bottom in todays fit.
Details Oct 15, 2013
A lesson in scales
Mixing patterns is one of the trickiest things when dressing. If you read books on classic menswear, such as “Dressing the man” by Flusser, suggestion are that when mixing similar patterns, the scales should be different enough to not clash. For instance, a wide stripe tie works with a pencil-striped shirt, even if both are striped patterns.
In this regard, I realised when I looked at the photo above that the paisley pattern of the tie I am wearing today is too close in scale to the houndstooth pattern of the jacket. The end result is just “busy” and not at all visually appealing. A better choice would have been either a solid tie (possibly with some interesting texture to it) or a tie with a large scale pattern. Back to the drawing board…..
Textures Sept 3, 2013
The houndstooth jacket
This is one of my favourite jackets, mainly because of the colours and the houndstooth pattern (which I am very fond of)., but also because it is a great “three season” jacket. It is light enough to wear comfortably on days when the temperatures might reach 15 C (like today) but still substantial enough to wear right through winter (with an overcoat of course). One of my greatest thrifting finds, made by now defunct London tailors Fallan & Harvey. It is starting to show a little wear and tear, but that is really the charm of jackets like this one.
A day in the park. WIWT May 4, 2013
Textures Apr 15, 2013
Four-pattern Monday, WIWT Apr 15, 2013