The suit is no longer resigned only to the wardrobe of the Wall Street city slicker. This season River Island explores the individuality in contemporary formal wear. Smart, sleek pieces can be put together according to taste, giving the wearer their own voice; expressing themselves in a unique way. This season the collection experiments with cashmere fabrics, lux detailing and signature sharp cuts to create authentic Savile Row inspired pieces.
The Herald Sport Jacket is an otherwise traditional piece modernised in a razor slim fit. Made from lightweight navy cashmere flannel mix, signature luxury details accent this piece; with metal crested buttons, patch pockets and a rich coloured lining. Teamed with the pink candy stripe shirt this piece is reminiscent of day wear from a bygone British upper class, conjuring vivid images of croquet and afternoon tea.
The three-piece Gentry suit in a grey Prince Of Wales check is an elegant example of classic formality, with a shock of paisley lining in seasonal pastel blue and pink hues. Sharp cuts and high quality fabrications are the lifeblood of the range.
[pullquote_right]Look out for a short film showcasing the collection on Riverisland.com from Thursday 22nd March.[/pullquote_right]Dandyism is embraced in the tonic blue three-piece suit, in an opulent linen wool mix. The fabrication and relaxed yet chiselled silhouette create a Summer take on Mod sensibilities. Best worn with a low rise brown loafer and an open neck powder blue shirt for a laid back look with a considered formal edge.
Sharp outerwear and selvage denims offset the more traditional formal shapes in the collection. The smart navy mac is supremely fitted; dressed with the Carnaby 60’s print shirt and dark indigo jeans, immaculately pressed turn-ups completing the ensemble. A chic outfit suitable for everyday wear.
The Life Of Tailor accessories add an air of sophistication to any wardrobe, in Italian leathers and pure cottons. The luxurious ties and pocket squares range from timeless paisleys to seasonal florals; and the black weekend bag in calfskin leather is perfect for the busy commuter.