The critical things to get right are the three c’s—cut, construction and cloth. The resulting jacket just looks good: close to the body, slim but not tight, no sagging shoulders nor bagginess. It was Beau Brummell who worked with the English fine cloth makers and tailors of London, setting rules in suit construction which still pertain. Hand stitching is a mark of quality; around the lapels, for example, it creates the perfect ‘roll’ to ensure the lapels lie flat. The more hand stitching, the better, important even when unseen, such as in the lining. The collar needs a felt lining to stabilise its line.
The Magee heritage
Magee was founded on handwoven tweed more than 150 years ago and have been specialising in tailored garments for over 100 years, from formal wear to casual style, in natural fibres including wool, cashmere and alpaca. These natural fibres have a rich, soft feel and durable quality that cannot be imitated. Their design promotes the concept of timeless beauty, their garments designed to be worn time and time again. Sustainable fabric, high quality, long lasting sophistication define Magee’s principles.
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