If there is one garment that exemplifies our ready-to-wear collection each season, it is our Washed Programme tailoring. It performs an almost superhuman sartorial feat; its special power an ability to unite the disparate parts of one’s wardrobe from smart to casual and all points in between.
It was almost a decade ago now that we at Timothy Everest realised that, while our customers still needed suits, there was a generation of clients for whom workplace attire regulations had relaxed, offering opportunities for more options and scope in their dress. Our answer lay in separates that could be either dressed up or down depending on mood and circumstance. We developed a range of jackets and trousers that had been individually vat dyed and washed, giving a soft, comfortable look, and a subtlety unique handle and patina to every piece.
As sales director Lee Rekert noted in The Jackal recently, the washed programme suit is “One garment to fit the Shoreditch customer and our Mayfair clientele together. Our Shoreditch customer might be working in a creative studio; he wants a relaxed suit to layer with a polo and sneakers. In Mayfair, our guy might be in a shirt and tie on his Brompton bike – trouser legs rolled up!”
Alongside our year-round stalwart colours in the heavier, brushed cotton, this season we have added warmer weather options: in camel and electric blue, and as summer approaches, linens in bottle green and navy will be arriving in-store soon.