Perusing through your wardrobe there is a high certainty that a number of garments have drawn inspiration from a rich military history. From the influence of Louis XIV’s cravat becoming a daily accessory in the professional world to the more practical and durable styles that speaks to the utilitarian in all of us. Garments that last and maybe more importantly they look good for ages.
It hardly stops there with the popular Chino pants influence by the loose-fitting Chinese trousers worn through the Philippines and adopted by the US Army during the Spanish American War. Trent coats and bomber jackets are a staple; T-Shirts and belts, pea coats, boots, and sunglasses, even the most iconic piece of menswear, the suit, found its introduction in the officer’s uniform.
It can’t be too much of a surprise that we look to our nation’s finest, our heroes, and our protectors for inspiration in our own styles. It gives us a sense of unity, and yet, creativity. Affording us a sense of freedom in our expression. To be given a standard, a rule of dress, encouraging us to find peace in stepping out, and standing up for what believe in.
The military has access to the finest, most advanced, most functional fabrics. Testing them at every turn to learn things like ideal pocket size and placement, to means of perfecting the fit or reinforcing stress points. That is something we tend to appreciate. It’s the same reason our tailors have been handcrafting clothing the same way the French Clothiers taught them in the early 1800s. Shoulder sleeves are cut with a gentle forward curve to conform to the natural curve of your shoulders, while the sleeves echo the bend of your arm. Our master tailors hand-fit the shoulder pad to the armhole to ensure a perfect shape. Canvas Construction makes the suit soft, supple, and sculpted for a long life of supreme performance; just place the suit on a hanger and wrinkles will disappear.
In the spirit of the rich tradition of military influence on the world of fashion, we too are proud to offering the craftsmanship you would expect of Old World Tailoring with New World Designs. Thank you to the men and women who have served at home and abroad for keeping us inspired, safe, and secure.