I had a second fitting with Malcolm Plews at Meyer & Mortimer’s shop in Sackville Street, London. The same day I was going to conduct two interviews with very interesting people in the trade.
It became a busy day but we – myself and a camera man – managed to finish everything that we had planned.
Tweed Raglan by Francesco Guida
In Mayfair I was wearing a bespoke tweed raglan by Florentine tailor Francesco Guida (who will be in London 15th, 16th and 17th of December at Holland & Sherry’s showroom on Savile Row). Although the overcoat can look a little rustic, I think it works well with the city suit and the city accessories that I wore. A blue suit and a pair and black cap toes would have made a plaid brown tweed raglan out of place. However, with shades of grey, red and brown it was a different situation.
The raglan has lapels, visible buttons and belt. If you like to sport an open overcoat I believe this design is more fit for use than the common design with Prussian collar and hidden buttons. Moreover, the V front pairs better with a large cashmere scarf.
Made up by Vintage Cloth
As I often do when I work with a tailor I brought a piece of vintage cloth to be made into the raglan overcoat. In this case it was a beautiful 600 grams Saxony tweed, which for some reason no one had bought on the store. Perhaps now there is more interest in it. A few meters left of it. You can find it on the store.