LCM AW16: Chester Barrie

Chester Barrie staged their AW16 presentation at the Waldorf Hilton in Aldwych, a stone’s throw from the iconic glamour of the Strand and practically in the shadow of Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House, the Bafta Award’s home since 2008.

Just in the nick of time for awards season itself, Chester presented pure machismo glamour for the new year, sweeping itself up in a fashionable flurry of velvets and other luxuriously woven cloth.

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Don’t be mistaken, Chester’s team of thoroughly modern tailors didn’t get too swept up in the flashbulbs and loud fire engine red carpet however, the new collection kept it as refined as ever, positively sparkling with what their consumer desires, style.

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The overarching style for now, whilst daringly harking back to gods of the silver screen from The King Gable, to the cad Errol Flynn and of course, the gentleman, Cary Grant, felt as youthful, sensible and somewhat business-orientated as ever. The double-breasted Kingly style shone through in this respect and at the opposite end of the spectrum cocktail jackets in pink flannel made sure the funk didn’t flail.

Elsewhere, three-piece grey flannel suits in the Ebury style with double-breasted shawl collar waistcoats didn’t disappoint something which Chester has mastered when it comes to delivering to their more loyal clientele.

What is evident this season is that the modern tailored clientele who would be attracted to this Savile Row name are a versatile bunch, and need their suit to tick all of the right boxes at all the right occasions and gala events. This selection of suits were inspired in responding to this.

by Liam Feltham

Images courtesy of Chester Barrie

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