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Fashion breakdown – Everlasting Fashion

Edward Sexton is legendary for bringing attractive, dramatic tailoring to Savile Row within the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, as head cutter for Tommy Nutter. Mick and Bianca Jagger in white fits, The Beatles crossing Abbey Highway: these are the appears we all know. 

And in the present day Edward nonetheless likes a padded shoulder, maybe upturned on the finish, along with an extended jacket with just a little flare within the skirt. 

However curiously, a double-breasted go well with from Edward is just not all that dramatic. Single-breasted items usually have a lapel that’s wider and extra curved, setting Sexton aside. However as a DB already has a lot of that, the distinction is smaller.  



Home: Edward Sexton

Tackle: 26 Beauchamp Place, London


Cutter: Edward Sexton

Worth (at time of writing): £5200 (incl VAT)


Edward minimize this flannel go well with for me in 2014, and it’s grow to be one among my favorite issues to put on to lunches or occasions.

I discover the construction of the shoulder and the sweep of the lapel distinctive, however the grey-flannel material sufficiently subtle to make them issues individuals solely discover after a couple of minutes. 

I’m undecided the fashion flatters me fairly as a lot as a drapier minimize like Anderson & Sheppard, however it has actual fashion and I vastly get pleasure from carrying it. Significantly with a shawl or roll neck. 



As you possibly can see from the picture above, the lapels are vast (3¼ inches) and sweeping. However as talked about initially, this feels much less dramatic than on a single-breasted jacket. 

I also needs to say that the entrance fringe of the go well with is just not slanted upwards or left in actuality; that’s one thing odd with the pictures. 

In comparison with fellow Nutter-alumnus Joe Morgan, Edward additionally makes use of fewer thrives or ending particulars, similar to lapped seams or Milanese buttonholes. 

As a substitute, the ending is simply superb. The go well with and coat he has made for me have a number of the greatest English ending I’ve ever seen: extraordinarily high-quality, exact buttonholes, however in an everyday construction somewhat than Milanese. It’s a subtler total look than many would possibly count on from the title Edward Sexton. 



There is a bit more drama elsewhere – particularly the shaping of the jacket by the waist and the small of the again, and the width of that roped sleevehead. 

Edward additionally likes a trouser that’s pretty straight – just a little slender within the thigh after which straight to the shoe. (The impact of that may be seen within the close-up of the footwear, decrease down this text.)

When that leg form is mixed with a jacket that totally covers the seat, and so the legs end with a contact of white area between them (beneath), the impact is once more fairly placing.

(The trousers are a contact massive within the waist now, and are sitting just a little low – there wouldn’t usually be fairly as giant a break.)



Wanting on the measurements (listed in full beneath), the go well with is just not that vast within the shoulder (5½ inches) however is prolonged by pretty excessive and thick roping within the sleevehead. 

The buttoning level isn’t that top (19¼ inches) however appears it as a result of pretty lengthy again size of the jacket (33 inches).

The vents are minimize fairly excessive (11½ inches), including to that impression of flare within the skirt. And the sleeves taper somewhat from the vast place to begin on the high. 

The shoulders are strongly padded, however not more than different English structured tailors like Huntsman, Dege & Skinner or Kathryn Sargent. They’re, nevertheless, barely extra constructed up on the ends. 



By way of the remainder of the garments, I’ve at all times favored a pink shirt with gray flannel, even when it does really feel just a little company. And the mid-brown is good in opposition to pink too. 

On reflection I shouldn’t have picked a handkerchief that was the identical sample because the tie although. Oh nicely. 

The footwear, from Edward Inexperienced, are the Selwyn mannequin on the 82 final. The marginally purplish shade is named Nightshade. 

You possibly can examine this minimize to these of 25 different bespoke tailors which have made items for Simon, within the Information to Tailor Kinds right here. There may be additionally a ebook model, known as Bespoke Fashion.



Fashion breakdown

  • Shoulder width: 5½ inches
  • Shoulder padding: Sturdy, significantly on again
  • Sleevehead: Roped, domette and canvas
  • Sleeve: Beneficiant, tapering to a 10¾ inch cuff
  • Lapel: 4½ inches, slight spherical
  • Gorge top: 3 inches
  • Drape: Average
  • Outbreast pocket top: 10 inches
  • Buttoning level: Low, 19¼ inches
  • Waist suppression: Average, low
  • Quarters: Straight
  • Size: 33 inches
  • Again seam: Suppressed
  • Vent top: Excessive, 11 inches
  • Trouser width at knee: 19½ inches
  • Trouser width at cuff: 16¾ inches




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