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LFW: Hardy Amies Presentation

Perhaps not the most directional label, Hardy Amies is known for his terribly fabulous lifestyle (he kept his Hermes secateurs for the garden of his countryhouse in a solid gold tray, trumpeted the extravagant magazine that accompanied the show) and this ‘weekend in the country’ aesthetic came through. Suits (gorgeous, natch) were accessoried with silk scarves, sunglasses and pocket squares, which gave a more relaxed vibe to the tailoring. A surprising amount of the tailoring itself was separates; grey trousers with navy jackets, midnight blue trousers with cream suede bomber jackets, that kind of thing. Combined with the luxe fabrics (suit trousers have never looked so luxe), the Hardy Amies look was louche. What we loved most were the utterly, utterly to-die-for luggage. The sort of weekend bag that’s elegant, soft, structured leather, zips up neatly and never contains anything but silk, cashmere and Penhaligon’s EDT. They also got into the knapsack trend with a rather natty checked wool bag that is clearly made for chucking in the back of your vintage Jag rather than hiking in the Dales. All that said, it was an utterly divine selection of tailoring, albeit one which will remain aspirational for the majority of us who don’t have a country pile to retire to for long weekends.

-Seb Law

Photography from GQ.com



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