Thom Whiddett and Luke Sweeney of the Thom Sweeney label were inspired by the life and style of their most loyal customer — a billionaire real estate mogul. The designers offered up a sleek, wearable and flexible wardrobe for men who might find traditional Savile Row tailors to be a little stuffy for fall.
At the presentation at their Mayfair store — a wonderful, gentlemanly lair — they showed sharp tailoring with the soft shoulders and high-cut armholes that have become their signature. “We do suits for men who may not wear suits day-to-day but, when they do, they want to do it in style,” said Whiddett, highlighting a suave double-breasted blazer in an almost-black and gray winter-weight wool seersucker — a stylish new cloth development — that was paired with matching trousers and a chocolate cashmere sweater.
Outerwear was great too, especially the beige wool peacoat that had a gently tapered waist for a slim fit worn over a cream Aran sweater, and the khaki double-breasted overcoat with a half-belt at the back.