Thursday, November 29, 2018

On the Street…Tailoring, London




I’m really intrigued by Davide Taub’s @davidetaub work at @gieveslondon !

It’s so hard to put a new twist on classic men’s tailoring but he seams (see what I did there) to be finding a way. I love this jacket reads as very buttoned-up (almost military or like a pea-coat) but (in the next photo) it reads as a normal-ish double-breasted jacket. People that say men’s tailoring is boring just aren’t looking closely enough.



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  1. Laurie

    November 29, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    I’m guessing that the suit is undergoing a renaissance. Everyone going back to it, but in different forms of tailoring.

    • Martine

      December 9, 2018 at 6:12 pm

      This is obviously bespoke. I like. And you are so right. I have seen more tailored coats lately then I have in years.

  2. RJH de la Haye

    November 29, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Stunning…the military tailors…naval tailors…civilians get fitted out in drabber City style.Tailors? It really doesn’t matter as long as he is from Savile Row.They are the best tailors (and the Italians) in the world.They make you a suit that you pay with your blood,only to find out the first time you put it on,that you have been wearing it for years.

    • countyd

      November 29, 2018 at 10:09 pm

      Isn’t it gratifying as all heck when you get a new purchase, put it on, and feel like you’ve owned it for years?! Whenever that happens, I instantly wish I’d of bought two! I think when that happens, I’ve accidentally stumbled onto my style. I just can’t recognize the nuances. love the way you put that feeling.

      • Martine

        December 9, 2018 at 6:12 pm

        This was made for him. You can tell very easily.

  3. Mireia

    November 29, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    This is the perfect fit!

    Mireia from TGL

  4. Jennifer Ross

    November 29, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Be aware that he’s the Darth Vader of London bespoke tailoring…. uhhh… !

  5. Fatou

    November 29, 2018 at 7:03 pm

  6. countyd

    November 29, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Very exciting and fresh take on a DB. The Gent also finished it off well, and the waistcoat was an inspired choice. Cast him as a modern, better-dressed Mr. Holmes.

  7. Charikleia

    November 30, 2018 at 3:45 am

    I seriously love this. The vest is not matchy-matchy but complements the warm tones of the paisley tie. the whites in his beard are almost symmetric! the buttoning at the first pic looks naval indeed, but is to me very edgy! Darth Vader or what, he is one stylish gentleman. Mind you, Darth was uber-stylish..

  8. Big M

    November 30, 2018 at 9:34 am

    One of my favorite shots, Sart! Never would have thought of treating a classic suit like that but it works so well. Sharing with the 20-something nephews.

  9. Noemi

    November 30, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Two beautiful pictures of a so well dressed man. People who say that men’s tailoring is boring don’t know anything about menswear. I know guys who would describe this man with awful words only because they’re so into the Gucci “genderless” idea of fashion.

  10. Ri.Chi.

    November 30, 2018 at 10:16 am

    The paisley patterned tie was already obsolete in the late eighties.

  11. Tragic Trousers

    November 30, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Fabulous. The only downside is the price.

  12. Bill

    November 30, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Nifty and cool

  13. Simone Fraser

    December 1, 2018 at 4:15 am

    Wow, a man would have a surprise jacket disguised in a classic jacket. I love it! Sart, I adore men’s clothing. I more often than I can remember have wanted to find blazers and pants cut like a man’s ut fitted to a woman’s shape. Perhaps this dichotomy is impossible!

  14. Peppermint Dolly

    December 1, 2018 at 4:52 am

    Gorgeous photos!

    Rebecca |

  15. Bosse

    December 1, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Nice but, didn’t Nudie make a jacket like that two or three years ago..?

  16. carl

    December 2, 2018 at 6:53 am

    the doublebreasted jacket (19.century) was initially meant to work like later a motorcycle jacket – you could guard yourlelves against the wind by closing it up fully -
    very beautiful work herew -
    but the vest – never with a doublebreast .

  17. masaj

    December 2, 2018 at 8:09 am

    The paisley patterned tie was already obsolete in the late eighties.

  18. CW

    December 3, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    I must reduce my girth in order to wear this and look good in it.

  19. Jon

    December 4, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Perfect look for a gentleman.

  20. ItsJustLight

    December 5, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Incredible classic look – it’s a shame that the concept of a perfectly fitted men’s suit hasn’t trickled down to the masses in most places, although price is obviously a barrier. Definitely one of my favorite recent photos of yours!

  21. Anna

    December 9, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    It is also the vertical cut of the pocket that gives it a twist and allows the transformation into a sailors coat. I do agree with Carl that waistcoats with double breasted are a bit risky, that is because they look kind to flappy if unbuttoned but the cut here is so slim that it looks Ok. Glad to see the hem is going back to below-the-buttock’s lengths. the short jackets of past seasons made almost every man look like they had a fat ass….

  22. Cadastro Hinode

    December 14, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    To be a cincero this look was super elegant and the good is that it combines with several occasions but I would not use it in the hot seasons of the year like spring and summer, and the main reason is because now I’m living in Brazil.

  23. Sherlock Coat

    December 17, 2018 at 5:11 am

    He is looking so smart in wool outerwear. This is complete fashion style wool coat.

  24. nikola

    December 20, 2018 at 1:57 am

    i like your suit style. it suits you. thanks for sharing this post with us.

  25. Vincent Robinson

    December 27, 2018 at 12:46 am

    He pulled it off! Such an elegant coat.

  26. Anna

    January 15, 2019 at 3:20 am

    So elegant look.

  27. Jacob

    January 28, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Perfect. What a lovely tie!

  28. Sherlock Homes Coat

    May 17, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Very informative post I really like it. Happy to hear about it more.

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