Hammond & Co by Savile Row tailor Patrick Grant has launched a brand new AW18 collection entitled 'Gentleman's Essential Kit List'.
The ‘Kit List’ is the tailored suit that echoes all the hallmarks of the Hammond & Co brand which has been sold exclusively under the Debenhams umbrella since 2013.
As some of my readers will already be readily aware, I've had a pathological obsession with Patrick Grant for an indeterminable amount of time. He has successfully rejuvenated Savile Row's Norton & Sons in 2005 before relaunching E.Tautz & Sons as a ready-to-wear label in 2009.
This current release alchemises the belief that the modern gentleman can simplify his existence with the adoption of a simple versatile wardrobe.
The cut is inspired by classic Savile Row tailoring. The range includes a jacket in single-breasted and double-breasted styles, a single-breasted waistcoat, and two styles of trousers, one at fronted and one pleated, both available with either belt loops, or side adjusters for true English style.
“Hammond & Co. has brought together what I believe are the essentials of every modern gentleman’s wardrobe in one simple kit list.
Seven simple staples that will ensure he is always stylishly and correctly dressed, whatever the occasion. At the heart of our kit list is the essential Savile Row suit; perfectly cut and never-changing in two different colour British-made wools."
Patrick Grant, Hammond & Co. designer
The Savile Row suits are available in two beautiful English-made 100% pure wool fabrics; one a classic mid-grey flannel, and the other a lightweight navy panama, and both fabrics will form an ever present part of the collection.
I've opted for the Charcoal Flannel Savile Row jacket, Trousers £90, Waistcoat £70, Shirt £39, Tie £20, Oxford Shoes £95. It's a modern crisp look. I'm in utter bewilderment of the supreme fit. For sizing I've gone: Suit 38" Trousers 30" Shirt 15.5" Medium, Shoes 8.
And what I love also about this collection is that these fabrics will always be available. So often I get a suit and of course the seat is the first to show wear, or maybe the elbows on a blazer. When I go back to source a matching pair only to find the supply has been exhausted, I'm left infuriated.
With this collection, hence the name 'Gentleman's Essential Kit List' you can simply replace the piece you need, ensuring a long and happy life for your suit. Much like you would if you had invested in a suit from Savile Row.