Sadly, I couldn't make this year’s Olivier Awards ceremony, which saw the best actors, theatre luminaries and fashion supremos alike grace it's red carpet. Ironically it clashed with the Olivier Giroud awards that was hosted around the corner, a sort Razzy to the Oscars if you will.
Nevertheless, my news reel was submerged with updates from the red carpet. The erudite Grey Fox Blog looking suitably well-heeled in toe with the reptilian Nick Carvell. The impeccable maverick Joshua Kane and his counterpart Oliver Proudlock were also on hand to inject a kick of ritzy-glamour wearing of course, Joshua Kane. Oliver Proudlock (below-left) is wearing the brands 'Classic Collection' whilst expertly demonstrating the contrast in tailoring available at Joshua Kane Bespoke, Joshua Kane himself (below-right) is wearing a dinner jacket suit from the 'Fantasy Collection'.
Chester Barrie is, for the seventh year in succession, the menswear sponsor of The Olivier Awards and the brand was worn by many of the nominees and presenters at yesterday’s ceremony. At the heart of the collection is the classic black Chester Barrie dinner suit, fashioned with peak lapels and jetted pockets.
Here's a quick rundown of the runners and riders.
Adam J Bernard
Adam from the Dreamgirls production currently playing at The Savoy theatre, is rocking the Chester Barrie velvet jacket which featured as part of Autumn Winter 17 which sadly isn't on sale anymore. Talk about rule of thumb though. Look at how the jacket lands perfectly between the knuckles of Adam's right hand thumb. Great length, nice exaggerated width on the shawl lapel, very ostentatious and why not.
Yes, Joe! That's how you rock a gauntlet cuff my friend. A slightly longer jacket length and a single button stance. Notice the colour pairing of Joe's brown eyes are almost identical to that brown/hickory colour of his jetted pocket trim, lapel, bow tie and cuff.
A crisp delivery from singer/presenter Jamie Lambert. Jamie is insouciantly donning this double breasted Black Watch Tartan jacket fresh from this seasons black tie Chester Barrie catalogue. The contrast navy peak lapels bring out his baby blues, paired equably with his bowtie and knotted cufflinks.
He's matured like a fine Australian Shiraz. Jason Donavon in the shawl lapel dinner jacket from Chester Barrie above. Below is the peak lapel version sported by Michael Sheen. I normally like to go with the home team on this, but I think Jason has edged this one don't you think?
Do you have a favourite from the Chester Barrie Black Tie collection? Did you go to the Olivier awards? You do know I'm joking about the Olivier Giroud awards right? There's no such thing. (But there should be). Leave your thoughts in the comment box below.