Chester Barrie is, for the fifth year in succession, the menswear sponsor of The Laurence Olivier Awards and the brand was worn by many of the nominees and presenters at Sunday’s ceremony.
Chester Barrie was honoured to have dressed Kenneth Cranham and Mark Gatiss who won Best Actor and Best Actor in a Supporting Role respectively, who both wore a classic black dinner suit.
Best Actor Nominee Adrian Lester put a twist on the dinner suit by opting for a velvet jacket. Beautifully redolent of the style of the 30s film star, jackets are strong on the shoulders and cut to the hips, creating a striking silhouette.
New for this season is The Drury and worn exclusively by Rory Kinner, who introduced Jack Savoretti for a special performance for the anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. It’s a classical rich blue three-piece that effortlessly puts you in the mood for glamour and elegance. The jacket features a black shawl collar and matching gauntlet cuffs, a single link button fastening and slanted jet pockets.
The Drury sits alongside the masculine, textured burgundy mohair suit with a red velvet collar which How to Get Away With Murder star, Alfred Enoch wore as he presented an Olivier award for Best New Play.
At the heart of the collection is the classic black Chester Barrie dinner suit, fashioned with peak lapels and jetted pockets it is a style that will stand the test of time.
Chester Barrie (19 Savile Row, London W1S 3PP)
[* Gareth Davies Photographer]