Thursday, January 12

the perfect suit

BBC calls this "A witty exploration of the evolution of the gentleman's suit." Yup. This hour long programme features tailor Charlie Allen, Top Man designer Gordon Richardson, Sir Paul Smith, Patrick Grant and others discussing the history and evolution of suiting [? -ed] and the rejection of "the suit" as synonymous with dull. Also the idea of a suit as a man's "armour". I wonder whether the term suit descended from "suit of armour"... anyone?