The English Gentleman – AW15/16
Last month, for London Collections: Men, the bespoke tailors of Savile Row and The Woolmark Company once again presented The English Gentleman: the modern face of British elegance. Now in its sixth season, and on the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, The English Gentleman has a military theme highlighting the versatility, performance and style of Merino wool – with the showcase event at the Duke of Wellington’s former residence of Apsley House in London.
The event focused on Merino wool fabrics and garments produced by some of the world’s most prestigious manufacturers and tailors who embody craftsmanship and heritage.
Having been involved in last years English Gentleman collection with special guests Sir Michael Gambon and Sir John Standing, we were again happy to provide a selection of fabrics straight out of our heritage books, with a black Barathea and Cavalry Twill amongst the qualities used from the Abraham Moon range.
Key items produced for the collection include a multi-pocket utility jacket with cream Melton narrow leg trousers, grey double breasted suit with charcoal grey great coat, tweed 3-piece suit, Covert cloth hacking jacket with Moleskin trousers, and narrow leg Cavalry Twill trousers with Melton waistcoat, tweed overcoat and umbrella.
Each of these essential items create the all-important capsule collection pieces for the coming Autumn/Winter 2015/16 season.
Over 200 years ago the British regimental clothier documents reference Melton wool being used for military coats, waistcoats, trousers and breeches. It is still used today for military garments and also produced for updated military-style garments in lighter weights that are wearable by today’s consumer.
Cavalry Twill has been worn by military cavalrymen throughout history. Made from Merino wool it uses a worsted spun wool warp with a woollen weft, tightly woven and then mill finished to emphasise the double-twill lines on the face of the cloth. Cavalry Twill is selected for its soft handle, textural surface appearance, and the variety of applications.
The Autumn/Winter 2015/16 season uses these historic fabric designs and weaves in iconic and updated styles to demonstrate the historic longevity and versatility of Merino wool.
You can see more images, videos, and information on The English Gentleman AW 15/16 at www.merino.com/fashion, or indeed see it featured in British GQ later this year.