Global traveller met Edwardian schoolboy in time for E. Tautz’s gently subversive SS14 catwalk show.
It was over before you know it so we’ll excuse you for forgetting that each and every piece in the afternoon’s E. Tautz show was the result of six months of preparation and craft by Savile Row tailor Patrick Grant. But there sure were a heady load of references for a glossy front row of Laura Whitmore, Caroline Issa and David Gandy. From Edwardian buttoned-up formality and suiting to the more playful Teddy boy contrast collars and cuffs the E. Tautz man for s/s14 is a well-tailored gent (obvs), predominantly inspired by stripes and subversive tailoring.
On the whole, this was an intriguing collection. Abstract patterns on coats and jumpers, primary colour blocking via reds, pinks, greens and blues and oversized garments meant that it was scholarly (some of the coats were gown-like in their swoopy-ness) but more gap year than term time dressing. There was plenty to covet individually, including smoking kimono-style silky jackets and oversized Aztec-inspired jumpers. One for the more thoughtful dresser/buyer this LC:M.
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Words: Sophie Haslett (Follow Sophie on Twitter @SophieHaslettXX)