I have always enjoyed dressing up for a wedding or a summer party, really any occasion that says “dress code: black tie” on the invitation. However, it has always been a fairly traditional and limited variety of looks that men have the possibility to opt for. Thanks to the rise of destination weddings and the continuous evolution of the suit, men now have an incredible range of options to stand out as a groom or guest.

Gieves & Hawkes has with their SS19 collection presented a series of beautifully crafted silk jacquard formalwear that pays tribute to the collection’s botanical inspiration. The distinctive looks include;

Made by one of England’s oldest vertical mills for Gieves & Hawkes. A pure silk evening jacket with a bespoke tropical cactus jacquard. It is woven piece by piece, cut and pattern-matched by hand, it perfectly showcases the tailor’s craft.

One of the collection most sophisticated designs, this single-breasted tropical jacquard evening jacket in pale pink. It features details such as jetted pockets and Mother-of-Pearl buttons that nod to the traditional dinner suit. Here styled with an unbuttoned pleated dress shirt and cream linen trousers.

For a statement look; go for this double-breasted evening suit in midnight blue. It is cut from lightweight wool with tonal dark blue stripes, and finished with black silk grosgrain lapels and buttons for a polished glance.

Yours sincerely, Mathias le Fèvre

Photography by Nick Tydeman