A dapper, neat mid-grey mottled linen, finished with smoked mother of pearl buttons and dressed with a forest green tie.
Considering this is a summer suit, the use of colour is rather intriguing. All colour tones in this are cold and cool - offering a sharp contrast to the warmer, richer tones conventionally associated with summer dress.
Jeremy-san in his H. Lesser Prince of Wales by Orazio Luciano.
Jeremy is a particular difficult fit. He has wide, square shoulders, a hollow lower back, and an upright posture making it difficult to create a silhouette that’s balanced and uninterrupted.
In this model, we’ve shortened the collar significantly and kept the shoulders closer to his natural shoulders which leads to a cleaner chest and a more balanced top-half We also opened the skirt a bit to counteract his posture.
Jeremy is proof that you don’t have to let your body dictate the type of clothing that you wear. I think it worked out well for him.
Amazing appropriation of English style. Though in Glen Check- traditionally considered to be a very English pattern though actually Scottish in origin- the jacket is boldly styled with its virile pointed lapels, severe roped shoulders and double breast that defy English tailoring conventions. Consequently when worn by this particular individual as part of this ensemble, the jacket does not become a symbol of cultural assimilation under colonialism but rather expresses a distinctly West-African cultural identity by embracing West-African visual flair.
I will reserve elaborating on the visuals of the print scarf in detail for another post(s) discussing the appropriation of European tailoring by non-European cultures.
On a side note observe the tasteful exclusion of a pocket handkerchief.