Earlier this week we popped to La Martina on Jermyn Street to celebrate the launch of their new collaboration with Timothy Everest, bespoke tailor, designer and stylist.
We witnessed a capsule collection born from the synergy between La Martina and Timothy Everest where the inspiration comes from the style of the young British officers of the ’60, reinterpreted in a modern way thanks to the combination of traditional tailoring and latest trends.
Every item of clothing is made with a slim fit, in accordance with the current trend, while the colours reflect the officers’ uniforms shades but are also enriched with unique details. The designer plays on detail and accessories: from military style gold buttons to the contrasting coloured linings.
The concept of the collection revolves around three main looks that are based on four key items. The first item is a traditional Tweed three-button blazer with pointed lapels, with a slightly shorter and tight classic cut. The top pocket is the classic ticket pocket that the designer reimagines with a clutch of silk, while the lower lateral pockets are flaps.The second item is a double-breasted blazer inspired by the original navy jacket. Attention to details and sophisticated fabrics: the golden buttons reminds the ones used in the British navy uniforms and the chosen material is a slight Shetland Tweed plaid. The third is a double-breasted coat with a couture cut but more waisted and packed with golden military buttons that the designer combined with a scarf and skinny jeans with turn-ups. The last coat is casual, halfway between a padded jacket and a casual blazer. It is made of Shetland Tweed, wool and khaki military cotton. A very versatile item suitable for every day and with strong details like the patched pockets and the twill inserts on the shoulders.
A collection that embodies the quintessence of British tailoring revised and inspired to the contemporary times, allowing the young gentleman to feel comfortable while appearing refined and stylish.
La Martina (23 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6ST)