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Anatomy of An Oliver Brown Suit

Anatomy of An Oliver Brown Suit

 

The Cloth

 

We believe that a suit is only as good as the foundations upon which it is constructed. That is why our suits are made from the highest quality British and Italian cloths available, sourced from some of the oldest mills in the country, including Dugdale Bros & Co., Holland & Sherry, and Standeven.

 

Using finely made cloth means that our suits will last for years to come and improve with wear, making them prized garments that will quickly become a favourite.

If we do not have a ready-to-wear suit in a cloth you prefer, our tailors can help you find your way through the thousands of cloths available for made-to-measure or Bespoke garments, a selection that is sure to please even the most discerning customer.

 

The Weave

 

A weave is the way in which threads are fashioned together to make a type of cloth. While there are only a small number of weaves, there exists a vast range of techniques emplyed to give different properties or appearances to a cloth. We offer a various selection of styles suitable for each season and occasion. Learn about our standard weaves below:

Design & Fit

 

The design of our suits is based upon English heritage tailoring with a modern silhouette. In fact, our design centres around providing a flattering and well-fitting germent, and because all of our jackets (including evening wear) are cut from the same block, if you find one size that fits well, all others across our range will as well. The classic fit of our suits means that they are tailored to the body while still allowing for a comfortable and full range of movement.

 

The jacket has strong, closely fitting shoulders with a 'waisted' effect, meaning that the cloth is moulded over the shape of the back and natural waist.

 

Our trousers have a medium rise so that they sit slightly above the hips and straight legs that hang elegantly with or without braces.

 

If you visit us in the shop to buy an off the peg suit, you will be provided with a fitting from one of our experts who may suggest alterations to make.

Our suits are named after the streets surrounding our shop in Chelsea. Our location in the Royal Borough informs a great deal of our company identity and local involvement, and it's only fitting that we pay tribute in some way to the Sloaney Style at the heart of our brand. The photo below shows the three main suit styles we offer: the Eaton, the Cadogan, and the Edgerton.

Finishing Details

It is not only the cloth or the fit that dictates a suit's style. We believe that the finishing details, from the choice of buttons to the quality of lining, are what make our suits stand out. Our ready-to-wear suits incorporate many of the finer details one would expect to find in a bespoke suit. Features include, a half canvassed piece, four working button holes on the sleeve, a lapel button hole with a flower loop, and a cotton curtained waistband on the trousers.