The Autumn Winter 2019 collection by New & Lingwood celebrates the essence of British fall with a symphony of rich colours, confident checks and sharply cut tailoring. From a handsome forrest-green wool coat to an authentic Bicton Shetland tweed jacket in a brown, teal and burnt orange houndstooth, the quintessential English gentlemen’s outfitter will certainly be preparing you to take on any adventure in style.
Fall and winter are without a doubt the most exciting seasons in any sartorial wardrobe. The colder weather is upon us and as the temperature drops -the well dressed gentleman enjoys adding layers of earthy tweeds, mottled flannels and soft moleskin.
I stopped by New & Lingwood’s Jermyn Street store and picked out my highlights from the AW19 collection. A 4 AM alarm clock was set for the following day… Accompanied by my photographer, I left “the big smoke” and drove off towards Somerset to chase the sunset over Cheddar Gorge and explore the Palladian architecture of Bath.
A selection of big overcoats to keep warm should be an essential part of any gentleman’s winter wardrobe. This is the Althorp Coat. It is a double-breasted “hero piece” that takes its style cues from the greatcoat which was originally know as military attire in the 19th century. Made from a luxurious forrest-green wool this will allow you to combat the depths of winter chills in fine style. The overcoat is here styled with a burgundy cashmere roll neck and pair of window pane flannel trousers.
Fall signals the start of the tweed season. A fabric that belongs to the days of misty mornings, plumped hazel shells and all that: proof against the chill winds and showers. But is tweed still chic and contemporary? At New & Lingwood this is their answer; an unstructured Bicton Shetland tweed jacket in a brown, teal and burnt orange houndstooth. Here styled with a camel cashmere roll neck, a silk pocket square and a bold pair of mustard moleskin trousers.
Corduroy is certainly a focus this season. In a plush Italian corduroy, New & Lingwood has created the Rokeby mid-blue jacket, unstructured and double-breasted with a sleek six button front. Here styled with a striking tartan trouser, brown suede loafers, a burgundy knit tie and socks.
Last but not least, a true New & Lingwood house signature and perhaps the most aristocratic element to the outfitter’s offering: the jacquard dressing gowns. These utterly rakish pieces are handmade from some of the finest English silks on the planet and come in a variety of vivd colours and eccentric patterns. Their purpose is to transform the eveningwear of the world’s most tasteful men. This is The Rococo gown. With its baroque-inspired gold and black silk brocade fabric which is finished with quilted black velvet shawl collar it guarantees a compliment at you next dinner party.
Yours sincerely, Mathias le Fèvre