With the recent lock-down restrictions being lifted and Cinemas now reopening in England we here At ‘A Hand Tailored Suit’ in Birmingham, thought we would look at the suiting styles from the Upcoming Kingmen’s Prequel, The King’s Man Starring Ralph Fiennes and Harris Dickinson This film is set to take us back to the very origins of The Kingsmen Franchise, so we thought that it was only fitting to take a look at the origins of Traditional Men’s Bespoke Tailoring with these key styles.
Below is an image of Ralph Fiennes who plays The Duke of Oxford, and the defato leader of England’s First Independent Intelligence Agency, The Kingsmen . He is wearing a stunning pure wool Navy pinstripe double breasted four button, two button fastening suit in a two piece design. With wide peaked lapels, four buttons on the cuff, slanted flapped pockets and turn-ups on the trouser. The Suit isn’t as fitted as the ones you find in modern bespoke tailoring, however this suit reflects the style of the time whilst being perfectly fitted to create a sharp profile. This style of Suit which has been a staple of the franchise as previously worn by fan favourites Harry and Eggsy.
Next we see a lovely piece of Men’s 20th Century Suit Design, which some would argue should be a staple of any Man’s Wardrobe today. Here we see a Pure wool fine pinstripe charcoal 3 button single breasted suit, three piece design, notch lapel with a single Vent. The waistcoat is a six button single breasted design so it can still be visible when the jacket’s top button is
fastened, with a lovely pocket watch chain completing this English Gentlemen about town look. The suit is then beautifully finished off with a crisp white penny collar shirt to offset the angles of the jacket and waistcoat lapels.
As James Bond has shown no Super Spy movie would be complete without a lavish party with an equally stunning dress code, The King’s Man is no exception. However in true Kingsmen style they have chosen to shine a light on a style of Evening Wear often reserved for Statesmen
and Monarchs alike, that being White Tie. As you will see in the images below both Ralph Fiennes and Harris Dickinson are both dressed in
a sublime pure wool black single breasted tailcoat, wide peak lapels with a satin edge, four cloth covered buttons with another three adorning the jacket cuff. As the name suggests white tie means a white bow tie, in this case both are in a white diamond point bow tie pairing it against a
crisp white bespoke dress shirt. This traditional ensemble is then completed with a three button, scooped front, shawl lapel, notched based, pure white dress vest. Both Gentlemen’s Evening attire gives off an elegant figure hugging silhouette that would be a welcome site at any gala or
opening night at the opera. To have been invited to a White Tie event you have to have a very high social standing, and if the name of the film was any indication the medals and Sash worn by Ralph Fiennes should be.
As the Duke of Oxford White Tie events are just part of the description.
If you are looking for a no holds barred ludicrous spy movie, whilst also marveling at Bespoke Men’s Tailoring of yester year then The King’s Man is a match made in heaven.
Written by Liam Gettings
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