The Workhorse suit

In pretty much all our posts the suits or jackets shown are newly made garments freshly completed waiting for their owner to come and collect them so whist commuting in this morning I thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea to show a garment later on in life. Most suits (once worn in) seem to get better with age, the heat off our body’s over time softens the canvas and it moulds slightly to our natural shape, the shoulder pads also seem to soften some what. This is a suit that’s coming into its 5th year and I still enjoy wearing it as much now as when I first made it, I also think the style I chose has a part to play as when I’m not wearing it as a suit having the patch pockets and the quarter inch swelled Seam allows me to break it up and wear with a pair of grey flannel trousers, which I do a lot. The cloth is ‘Steadfast’ by Smith Woolens, a 14 oz material in 100% Marino wool which I’ve found can be worn a least 8 months a year. They have all the work patterns covered aswell from pinstripes and herringbones to my royal blue hopsack.

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