Cad & The Dandy: It’s about making the best suits and creating a new destination shopping experience
Interview with James Sleater, one of our founders and co-directors of Cad & The Dandy.
Welsh and Jefferies is a small but neat shop situated at number 20 Savile Row offering bespoke suits and coats. The Cut and Fitting are done under the control of Head Cutter James Cottrell, whom I met in July 2016 and interviewed at his Savile Row shop.
Style means knowledge, careful choice of materials and exclusive, sometimes unrepeatable techniques. Style means passion. It means the thrill of choosing a fabric and thinking that one day it will be worn by a man who knows how to combine elegance and spontaneity with innovation and perfection. A man and his life, his dreams, his emotions. A fabric that will become part of a unique story.
Tommy Hilfiger presented its Spring 2017 Hilfiger Edition collection on July 13, 2016, in Manhattan during New York Fashion Week: Men’s.
When Alessandro Sartori returned from a trip to Marfa, that incredible open-air museum in the Texan desert, he brought with him the inspiration for a minimalistic, casual collection. Wide, roomy cuts, flowing jerseys, colours scorched by the blazing sun. A winter collection that proves there are no seasons.
In 2016 black and white come in a variety of patterns and prints, which add a contemporary hint to the classics. In addition to traditional stripes and checks, polka dots and leopard print are two key options to try.
The utilitarian aesthetic represents forms of genderless dressing. New Utility is the ultimate unisex look, combining practicality with sophisticated design.
Stripes have been used in clothing for hundreds of years. They create an elongating effect and can add a lot of class to an elegant ensemble.
It is with great pride that Scabal can announce the appointment of Campbell Dunn as the company’s new Head of Design. With an established pedigree in creating classically luxurious menswear, Campbell aims to take the company to the next creative level.
If you like floral motifs, you'll be happy to learn that in 2016 they are a hot trend in men's fashion - for both Spring-Summer and Fall-Winter season.
A range of bespoke tailoring, sportswear and accessories in a timeless style for the modern man.
Joshua Kane Spring-Summer 2017 men's suit collection offered the designer's signature sharp tailoring style with innovative cuts and clean lines in classic, but contemporary sets.
Florin Dobre presented his eponymous label's SS17 men's collection in June during the London Collections: Men. It's called 'Floare de colt' (meaning 'Edelweiss') and offers well-fitting elegant men's suits and interesting accessories.
'Ermanno Scervino Spring-Summer 2017 Man lives in a world that blends sartorial with sportswear. The season's star is the jacket expressed in a sartorial key but created in fabrics that are unexpected and innovative'.
'The jacket is paramount. I'm obsessive about the fit. It has to be près du corps, enhancing the shoulders, the waist, and the torso; yet it must be light. Easy. Not constrictive'.
Shades of orange, purple and pink are among the most popular in fashion houses' 2016 men's collections. But if you prefer something even more exotic, you can choose a multicolor bright suit with floral or abstract motifs.
Dsquared2 label has a special line where the gentlemen can find the classic outfits suitable for every formal event. The suits are just incredible.
'My name is Brian Lishak and I have been working in Savile Row for 60 years and also travelling on behalf of companies in Savile Row for that period of time. What we do here is what is called bespoke, which is made by hand from start to finish...'
The point of departure is the art of Ligabue and Vincent Van Gogh, especially the agitated lines and bold strokes they used to portray the clothes of the male figures in their paintings.
Born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, David Hart began designing clothing at a young age. At seventeen, he received the Fashion Group International Scholarship Award and moved to New York City to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2004, he received his BFA in fashion design, with a specialization in evening wear and tailoring.
If the artisanal character of Provence was cast evenly over a sprawling metropolis, a fresh kind of elegance would emerge - a complex, yet effortless muse with edges both hard and soft. This very muse inspired John Varvatos to conjure the silhouettes and textures of his Spring 2017 collection.
IVANMAN Spring-Summer 2017 collection was presented in Germany during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin. Soft pastel pink, white, bright turquoise and a bit of black formed the color palette.
Ease, freedom and creativity in a refined contemporary balance. Intense hues that intertwine fine leitmotifs throughout the collection. Patterns play a fundamental role in the dialogue between clothing types.
French high fashion brand Hermès presented its men's Spring-Summer 2017 collection in the end of June during a fashion show, including gorgeous leathers, elegant tailoring and light-handed play with patterns.
It soars above the rugged Cuchumatanes mountains, skirts the burning mouth of Volcán de Fuego, brushes the turquoise waters of Semuc Champey, glides through the lush Selva Lacandona rainforests and guards the golden Mayan Ruins of Tik’al. In ascent, a visually graphic abstraction of an unfurled terrain.
Suitsupply presented its Spring-Summer 2017 collection earlier this month in the USA during the New York Fashion Week: Men's. Pieces were inspired by Bauhaus approach to design - practical and minimalist.
This season Bally proves opposites attract with a collection that defies formality. 70s disco meets Swiss alpine motifs in a daring collaboration with leisure suits and varsity jackets that reminisces a journey from sporting collegiate days to retro resorts and Mount Fuji.
'Blue Steel sees color become more transseasonal as deeper hues bring an ice cool element. Classic khaki is updated with strong earth infused tones that reflect a more contemporary take on the Maximum Green utility trend, while Atomic Coral imbues Spring-Summer 2017 with a feminine touch in vibrant saturated coral hues'.
The show was a rendition of classic Sander staples, almost archetypal—boxy workwear-inspired blousons, unstructured cotton suits with controlled volumes, dusters of ample near billowy proportions. It looked pared down and practical, a modular wardrobe for the modern zeitgeist. Fabrics were light yet textured; the color palette spanned from luminous hues—pale blues and grays, delicate greens—to sun-bleached, ombré effects that gave an almost “foggy” patina to part of the lineup.
The GUESS Scholars Program is intended to provide financial rewards to future leaders within the fashion industry and empower them to make an impact in their field by supporting their education and talent development.
Malan Breton’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection, presented during New York Fashion Week, showcased the designer’s impeccable tailoring and elaborate details that were combined with unconfined, liberated silhouettes. His precision Savile Row cuts were a testament to a newfound direction in menswear styles. Popsicle prints and denim led the way.
Iowa native Todd Snyder makes effortless everyday luxuries for the modern gentleman. Blending Savile Row craftsmanship with a downtown New York aesthetic, the line is relaxed yet refined and always impeccably tailored.
A new story begins, a page turns. Single threads meet and intertwine, weaving a narrative that grows, building upon itself. A protagonist materializes; a plot unfolds. Motifs appear and recur as markers on a path, leading to an end that is in itself another beginning.
The journey of the menswear collection begins in 1960s swinging London and moves to a dusty exotic world. Traditional, sharply cut Savile Row tailoring in sober shades gradually becomes more exotic and opulent, inspired by India during the Empire period, where the palette and iconography is fully embraced, from safari colours to sun-bleached leopard prints and exotic landscapes to ornate embroideries. Jewellery fit for a Maharaja reference the lavishness of the time and the spirit of the 60s adds a dandified irreverence to the collection.
The Greatcoat is a traditionally large overcoat, typically made of wool designed for warmth and protection against the elements. It was popular in the 17th century as a military uniform and casual wear for the wealthy, and was issued for inclement weather by many armed forces around the world until the last quarter of the 20th Century.
Joshua Kane’s bespoke suits, and indeed the ready-to-wear line and accessories are all proudly designed, tailored, woven, and manufactured in England. Harnessing the rich history of traditional makers such as Joseph H. Clissold for fabric development, Laird & Co for the signature Gostick hat, and Victorian stalwarts James Smith & Sons for their first umbrella collaboration, Joshua has created a label that fuses the elegance of fine luxury tailoring with intelligently considered design details that resonates with the modern, style conscious client.
Michael Bastian is a luxury American menswear designer born in Lyons, New York, a small upstate town near lake Ontario. Upon graduating from Babson college in 1987, he moved to Manhattan, taking his first job as an assistant buyer at Abraham & Strauss. Subsequently taking on roles of increasing acclaim at world-renowned institutions—Sotheby’s, tiffany & co., and Ralph Lauren—Bastian was appointed as men’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman in 2000. It was during his five-year tenure there that he was inspired to introduce his eponymous line, Michael Bastian.
Stripes are back. But, then, they have never really gone away. One of the cornerstones of menswear, stripes have always been prevalent in all categories: suits, sport jackets, shirts, ties, sportswear and in just about every accessory possible such as socks and bags for example. Recently, we have seen menswear dominated by plaids and checks in these same items, but the cycle appears to be changing once again in favor of stripes, yet in a somewhat different way.
For Spring/Summer 2017 Paul Smith promotes a message of peace and positivity expressed through an optimistic use of colour and print.
Brent Wilson’s place has been secured in the Australian fashion industry since the launch of his self-titled menswear range in 2006 at age 26. The designer hasn’t looked back since with many occasions to mark his successful career.
Attolini is synonymous with Neapolitan tailoring, and their grandfather and father wrote some important chapters in the history of this prestigious school of Italian expert craftsmanship. They represent the third generation of the family and we know that this is a legacy to be cherished, a heritage of skills that they cannot lose, but that, on the contrary, they must continue ceaselessly to enhance.
In the first two weeks you will have the chance to be part of the Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto for ten days in which you will experience the most advanced outcomes in the field of art-sustainability-fashion. You will be taken on a journey through the magic of creating clothing from top Italian fabrics, visiting factories and working with the most exclusive fabric producers in the world, and the most trustworthy agency for sustainability in the textile industry. In the second half, in Florence, you will be able to transform this creation into a portfolio, with element of styling and communication.
Earthy Spice Palette - Classic, rusted shades compliment dense dry handled wovens and supple leathers and imbue sportive performance fabrications with a raw, masculine appeal.
Suits and separates from linen blends in light colors (shades of white, pink and tobacco), indigo denim, high-waisted wide-leg pants, soft suede trench coats, blazers and linen casual shirts are the key elements of label's Italian style collection.
The traveling theme was main part of this collection, balancing between tailoring and sportswear.
'Hemingway wrote, 'If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.' With this Collection, I bring that feast to you'.
American fashion designer Michael Kors presented his Spring 2017 Men's collection two days ago in the USA during the New York Fashion Week: Men's (held July 11-14, 2016).
Grey - among blue and brown - is another of classic men's suit colors. It's suitable for a variety of occasions and styles.
Ungaro's second full men's collection offers a sense of Bohemian elegance for the long Summer nights and hot days.
Designer Demna Gvasalia made his debut for Balenciaga fashion house last season during the women's fashion week. This June he presented his first menswear show for the label during the Paris Fashion Week.