If you don’t already know, at MFM we have a slight obsession with suits. So when we heard about Ben Sherman’s SS14 tailoring collection we were, well, elated, but that word doesn’t even begin to cover it.
Tailoring is a skill and within this collection Ben Sherman has homed in one two established fits in order to advance their already booming catalogue. Here, we have the skinny ‘Camden’ fit and the slim ‘Kings’ fit. These two are a mix of the variety of light fabrications that have been updated for the season.
Colour is of huge importance and here we have colours that reflect the season. Merging these with a range of shirts and accessories brings the ideas into a neat bow. With collections it’s about understanding the season to which we are entering and here we have sharp blues against spotted yellows. We then have a grey, understated suit, again with a yellow to bring a slant to a classic look.
We finally end with a three-piece Prince of Wales check suit which remains in the same company as understated but manages to stay bold enough. With a strong red tie, the emphasis is mixed between unique suits and a concern for the accessories that go with them. Above all, of course, colour.
With this suit we have a somewhat open way of wearing. Ben Sherman themselves say that the blazer could be worn over chinos. On the other hand, it could, very much so, been worn as a statement, wearing all three pieces. As a homage to their prior work, block coloured shirts are within the collection but have different cuffs and collars to highlight the seasonal occasion.
Every collection is about creating something new, original and exciting. Ben Sherman have done this with their SS14 range and have looked at the concept of bringing suits into summer, to wear them boldly and for every occasion.