GT Approved: Hardy Amies

Spring is finally in the air this March and with the sun shining over London skies again it feels time to abandon darker tones and embrace colour

I received my first invite to dine outside this year, weather permitting, for a good friend’s engagement bash. Fingers crossed the weather holds and we are not rushed indoors.

So, what to wear. I decided a light suit worn without a tie in favour of matching white shirt and pocket silk would be the right choice for the occasion. This outfit finished with a pair of tan or sand loafers will make the ideal outfit to embrace the first alfresco dining opportunity of 2017.

I can think of nowhere better than the Hardy Amies store at number 8 Savile Row to find such a suit; their store offers an excellent selection of modern attire for both formal and casual suiting in a very welcoming and relaxing environment. Hardy Amies himself was a dressmaker and tailor to the royal family and has been on Savile Row since 1945. In 1961 Amies made a history hatrick with his catwalk show at The Savoy; not only was it the first time a men’s ready-to-wear collection was presented to an audience but the first time a catwalk show was accompanied by music and included the presence of a designer. 5 years later Amies designed clothing for the England football team, perhaps no coincidence, and adds another historic event we can nod towards Amies and be grateful for.

The 2017 Spring Summer collection offered some elegant blues, greys, whites and splashes of colour and bold check and I was really impressed with their current range of suits which are pictured below. My eyes were soon drawn to the perfect suit, a light blue ‘Heddon’ fit suit jacket (£295) and trousers (£145) which have a relaxed linen viscose mix. With careful and helpful assistance I matched the outfit with an ice-grey pocket silk (£35) and white ‘Brinsley’ fit shirt (£58).

Hardy Amies Suit

To complete the outfit I am adding a vintage dark blue leather plaited belt, Illesteva sunglasses and matching AĀRK watch from my wardrobe along with a pair of sand-coloured loafers as yet to be decided following an unsuccessful shopping spree. If only buying shoes in Kensington on a Saturday afternoon was as easy as choosing a suit at Hardy Amies in Savile Row.

Detailed Images of Hardy Amies Suit

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Hardy Amies Spring Collection Ideas

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Hardy Amies | hardyamies.com
8 Savile Row
Mayfair
London
W1S 3PE

Instagram @hardyamiesldn
Tel: 020 3696 1408

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