At the end of London Collections, E. Tautz brought it all back to what British menswear does best: sleek, sophisticated suiting in fifty shades of grey and navy.
E. Tautz designer Patrick Grant explained in a pre-show interview with menswear extraordinaire Colin Chapman that the inspiration for his AW13 show was “crofters cottages” and “rusty old cars”.
In translation, that meant snappy double-breasted jackets and cloche hats, which screamed more 1920s than automobiles and Scottish heritage houses. The neat plaid suit jackets and ballooning knickerbockers wouldn’t have looked out of place on Nucky Thompson playing a game of golf, Boardwalk Empire’s hooch-swindling lothario. All the models needed was a carnation in their buttonholes and they could have been extras japing along the boardwalk.
And for those who can’t afford Savile Row prices, you can always channel the E. Tautz look by tucking your trousers into your socks.
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Text: Esme Anderson
Images: Mark Rabadan