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A new collaborative project sees the coming together of two of the UK’s biggest menswear names. Makers of some of the finest quality shirts and ties (with a Royal Warrant too), Turnbull & Asser have teamed up with iconic hatters Lock & Co for a limited edition range of headwear.

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Turning to Lock & Co was an easy decision – they are, after all, the oldest and best known hat makers in London and the collaboration focused on bringing together the original design, workmanship and bravado that are common to both labels. It was also pretty handy that both labels are based a short walk away from one another – Jermyn St to St James’s Street. The range was inspired by Turnbull & Asser’s autumn 2014 concept of the formalist v the informalist which looked at the different personalities and wardrobes of a modern man.

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They come in navy and black and with contrasting trim provided courtesy of Turnbull & Asser designed tie fabrics. The Formalist piece has been inspired by the sleek and modern design of London’s iconic Gherkin building, with the black trilby paired with a navy and black silk woven band. In converse, the Informalist hat created has a cashmere, wool and silk textured band which makes it the less smart of the two.

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Both designs are available now, exclusively at the Turnbull & Asser store on Jermyn Street as well as online at www.turnbullandasser.co.uk from £225. The only problem you will have is choosing which one best suits your style. As representatives of a smart way of dressing, we at MFM can certainly see us opting for the formal design.