Tuesday, 25 March 2008

If looks could Kilgour

Kilgour Ad photographed by Nick Knight & Art Directed by Peter Saville, Saville also models.

I came across this ad in the new issue of Fantastic Man and I just had to share it with you! It reminds me of an Aitor Throup sketch. I am currently a huge fan of Kilgour and think I will invest my suit collection fund (which is about a quarter of the way there) in the store!

I will leave you to ponder the following statements from the creative director of Kilgour, Carlo Brandelli: "There is this idea that women suffer for fashion, but unconsciously men do too. I wanted to wear a jacket all day at work but the usual heavy, stiff and fully-lined kind just isn’t comfortable.” He goes on to say “It’s still all about fit but that pressure suit-wearers experience – around the neck, across the shoulders and chest – has all gone. You need the heritage of tailoring know-how in order to do lightness with structure. It’s just that no one on Savile Row has really tried it before.”

The above ad beautifully shows that tailoring doesn't mean unforgiving, uncomfortable but can be unstructured!

PS - The title was stolen from Monocle

8 comments:

j said...

YES! to that comment. I like my body and I want to feel it move. I hate stiff baggy clothes that don't fit right or even stiff baggy clothes that do fit right.

Stylesalvage Steve said...

Glad you like the comment J! Clothes shouldn't be restrictive and we should celebrate the fact that tailors can cut clothes extremely well, to fit well, look great and feel amazing. Tailoring should fascilitate movement.

Thomas said...

Aitor Throup is so excellent - I hope Uniqlo decides to collaborate with him soon.

Stylesalvage Steve said...

Now Thomas that would be something!

Isabelle said...

I agree good tailoring should be comfy.
I'm wearing a restrictive high-waisted skirt from a high st store, but I took apart the waistband, added darts and whatnot to make it fit properly and it's totally comfortable.

Stylesalvage Steve said...

isabelle - You both inspire me and put me to shame. More people should be modifying their high street clothes to enhance the fit. Well done you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Steve,

You better hurry up and buy your suit as Carlo Brandelli is leaving Kilgour and then it will be all change soon.

Also are you aware that COS has a sale on of sorts - you should investigate.

joy said...

It reminds me of Charles Guislain.
I also responded to your email, thanks!

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