Forget restrictive tailoring and invest in a slouchy suit (paired with a Harrington jacket or hooded coat)
E. Tautz is known for successfully pairing Savile Row tailoring with British subculture references, be it an 80s roller disco or townhall in Hull. For Autumn/Winter 2017, Scottish designer Patrick Grant looked to British photographer Peter Mitchell’s Scarecrows, a collection of photographs documenting ragged, solitary scarecrows in windswept fields on the outskirts of post-industrial Leeds circa 1970.
Inspired by these photographs, Grant’s A/W17 catwalk featured slouchy suiting in tweed, corduroy and herringbone; hooded anoraks, Crombie coats, checked shirts and Harrington jackets in a retro palette of brown, mustard and navy blue, paired with Christian Louboutin lace-up, suede shoes.
E. Tautz champions softly structured suits, worn with open collars and casual outerwear, and the ever-dapper Grant fully emcompasses this stylishly laid-back look.