Chester Barrie looked to the Golden Age of cinema and the presentation in Soho’s Ivy Club featured a projection of the movie “Ocean’s Eleven” — the old one with Frank Sinatra — and an array of gaming tables from poker to blackjack where punters and models alike took their various chances. “The Chester Barrie wearer is not a fop, he’s a man’s man,” said creative director Christopher Modoo. Indeed, the collection, dubbed “Tailors of the Unexpected,” featured twists on the codes of traditional tailoring with a horizontal chalk striped jacket, a reversible golfing jacket with window pane check on the inside collar and a blue satin lining one might more usually find inside a suit. There was also a Prince of Wales check sports jacket, cotton over-shirt in the manner of a safari jacket, flannel jeans and slim cut pants in “puppy tooth,” plus a cashmere blend velvet shawl-collared jacket that was “a modern take on the smoking jacket,” styled with a cashmere roll neck in the season’s uber popular teal.

Chester Barrie looked to the Golden Age of cinema and the presentation in Soho’s Ivy Club featured a projection of the movie "Ocean’s Eleven" — the old one with Frank Sinatra — and an array of gaming tables from poker to blackjack where punters and models alike took their various chances. “The Chester Barrie wearer is not a fop, he’s a man’s man,” said creative director Christopher Modoo. Indeed, the collection, dubbed "Tailors of the Unexpected," featured twists on the codes of traditional tailoring with a horizontal chalk striped jacket, a reversible golfing jacket with window pane check on the inside collar and a blue satin lining one might more usually find inside a suit. There was also a Prince of Wales check sports jacket, cotton over-shirt in the manner of a safari jacket, flannel jeans and slim cut pants in "puppy tooth," plus a cashmere blend velvet shawl-collared jacket that was “a modern take on the smoking jacket,” styled with a cashmere roll neck in the season’s uber popular teal.

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