Tuesday, June 25, 2013

LCM: The English Gents take guard at Lords by David K Shields

There are very few more 'English' places than Lords, the home of cricket. Similarly, nothing is more 'English' in a fashion sense than the bespoke tailors of Savile Row. Combine those two with The Woolmark Company and a selection of London's best shirt makers, shoemakers and hatters, then throw in a dram or two of Chivas Regal and you have a day with the English Gentlemen at Lords. Black's David K Shields was there last week to capture this ever-so-spiffing day out; a reminder that London has long (two centuries or more) been a world capital of masculine style. The participating houses at this LCM event say it all: Anderson & Sheppard, Chester Barrie, Chittleborough & Morgan, Davies & Sons, Dege & Skinner, Ede & Ravenscroft, Edward Sexton, Gieves & Hawkes, Hardy Amies, Henry Poole & Co, H. Huntsman & Sons, Kathryn Sargent, Kilgour, Lutwych, Maurice Sedwell, Richard Anderson, Richard James Bespoke, Timothy Everest and Welsh & Jefferies. Artistic Director, GQ's Fashion Director Jo Levin pulls them all together with admirable finesse. A square cut or on drive perhaps? Tally ho!