Officially, it's still summer, but the weather is telling a different story. Whilst the end of the holidays is not a pleasant thought, the meteorological prompt to consider our winter wardrobes is welcome. And if you're thinking of new suiting, Regent's Heritage collection is a good place to start. The Heritage collection was launched last year, to commemorate Regent's tenth year in Salisbury (for the story of Regent, click here). The items that have been curated in this ready-to-wear capsule of suits, shirts and boots, reflect Regent's expertise and experience, for they are among the more popular and durable of styles and in their design and construction all embody a simple elegance.
Four suits are included in the Heritage collection – navy sharks-tooth, birds-eye charcoal, grey herringbone and a plain charcoal. The cloth for each is from Dugdale Bros, who have been making cloth in Yorkshire since 1896. The three-button herringbone suit, the 'Matthew', which features a ticket pocket on the jacket and a red lining, is, perhaps, a dressier option – ideal for weddings. The navy sharks-tooth, the 'Ian', also with a red lining, is a perfect of combination of distinction and decorum. So, a great piece for work. The range also includes two single-button flannel blazers in grey and navy and a navy sharks-tooth blazer with a delicate pink lining. The latter should be a wardrobe staple for all men of style! A personal favourite is the navy velvet jacket, the 'Dalton', which is ever-so-slightly rakish with its peak lapel and single button fastening. This is something special and well suited for any celebratory occasion. All of the jackets in the Heritage collection have a slim, yet comfortable, silhouette, which is a Regent hallmark.
Six shirts are currently included in the Heritage collection: ruby stripe, navy stripe, navy gingham, pale blue Oxford (button-down collar) and a classic white. The shirts are supplied with collar stays and are a curation of some of the most enduring styles in men's shirting. They also provide an introduction to the range of shirts that Regent could make for you, if you wanted to pursue the idea of bespoke shirting. To complement the jackets and shirts, trousers in beige, navy and grey flannel are an ideal choice. All pairs have an unfinished hem, to ensure the perfect length and to give you the option of turn-ups, if you wanted your look to channel that of the Duke of Windsor. At this stage, the only thing not covered is your feet. Two pairs of Regent's Romany Chelsea boot are also in the collection and they work equally well with formal and casual styles.
Regent's Heritage collection will evolve, to reflect the tastes of customers and tailor alike, but to fend off any premature winter blues, it's a great place to start to get kitted out for winter. The Heritage range can be viewed online here. In the shop, all items in the Heritage range are identified by a black card label (shown above). And don't forget that you can book a personal styling appointment with Jason if you need any help. So, no excuses!