It’s that time of the year when every one of your weekends has been blocked out in the diary with summer evening soirees, nights at the theatre and a seemingly endless stream of weddings to attend (and bear the hangovers for).
Whilst it has long seemed that a colourful array of outfits handpicked for each event has been a distinctly female tradition, New & Lingwood are here to ensure that any gentleman can strike the perfect, correct figure for every possible occasion.
Steeped in a history that spans well over a century and encompasses royal connections — New & Lingwood is better placed than most to curate collections of clothes that are elegant and forward-thinking, whilst still channelling that signature sartorial flair.
With their collection of occasion wear, you can now rest assured that you won’t make any fashion faux pas by wearing the wrong waistcoat to that day at the races, or try and pair the wrong bow tie with your dinner jacket. We won’t blame you for wearing the opera cape at any given opportunity, though…
Heading to a film premiere? A gala dinner? Hoping to recreate that library scene from Atonement of a romantic evening? Both the peak lapel dinner jacket and shawl collar dinner jacket from New & Lingwood are made in a traditional Savile Row semi-canvassed construction and the fabric is 100% wool Barathea which is woven by one England’s finest mills.
Matching trousers can also be bought for each jacket, and for a completed look, team your suit with the Silk Barathea classic sized self-tie bow tie.
Shawl Collar Dinner Jacket
Silk Barathea Classic Sized Self-Tie Bow Tie
Peak Lapel Dinner Jacket
You’ve paid for that extortionate stag do weekend away, the gift that was picked from an over-priced list and maybe even penned the best man speech. Weddings can be unforgiving affairs for even the most patient of gentlemen, but with New & Lingwood at least the question of what to wear for the big day has been answered for you.
The Fitzrovia morning coat is made using a 100% fine herringbone-patterned wool and tailored with intricate seaming. Perfect for formal occasions and particularly weddings — with a handy pocket concealed within the tail lining designed to take the order-of-service. Pair with a double-breasted morning waistcoat in your preferred colourway, which features six dark grey mother-of-pearl buttons. Complete the look with morning stripe trousers with their straight leg design and internal brace buttons.
Fitzrovia Morning Coat
Grey Morning Stripe Trousers
Buff Double-Breasted Morning Waistcoat
Special Occasion Wear
Unless you are Richard Gere, it might seem that the opportunity to bring some operatic drama to your wardrobe would be a little gratuitous. However, we have a feeling that once you’ve seen the New & Lingwood special occasion wear, you’ll be reserving a box at the ENO or arranging a glamorous cocktail party just for the opportunity to look the part.
Their epic opera cape is made in the Veneto region of Italy and is based on a centuries-old design. The cape is made from a full circle of wool cashmere cloth which is hem cut by hand. A steady craftsman and extreme precision is needed to achieve this meticulous finish, with a collar made from black velvet and the throat clasp featuring a classic lion button fastening. Complete the look with the Marcella waistcoat and self-adjusting bow tie — each essential for any White Tie occasion.