Monday, 11 January 2016


Chester Barrie takes to the Red Carpet for its AW16 collection. In a celebration of all that is glamorous in the world of menswear Chester Barrie takes classic looks and adds sparkle and modernity – creating a collection for men who need to look their best.

Key points to note are exclusively woven cloths, luxury detailing and textures that are rich and sumptuous.

The stand-out cut is the new Kensington style – a low buttoning db with a shawl collar and curved front. Inspired by the stars of Hollywood’s golden age, it has more than a touch of Clark Gable about it. For AW16 the Kensington is realised in three ways: in brown wool with silk/cotton Mogador ottoman facing for a modern take on the classic dinner suit; in navy silk/wool (woven exclusively for CB in England) for a cocktail jacket that works for day or eveningwear; and in rich green velvet as contemporary version of the smoking jacket. 

Also of note is the double breasted Kingly style. For the classic business look it is a button two show six in navy flannel chalk stripe while for glamorous eveningwear it is a low-buttoning, two button look with a rich Mogador ottoman facing on dramatic peak lapels.

Chester Barrie is a long-term supporter of the Olivier Awards, which recognises the best of London’s theatre, dressing both presenters and nominees at its gala event. This year the Awards celebrate their 40th anniversary and many of the styles seen here will be seen later in the year, worn by Britain’s finest actors.

Other pieces that will certainly catch the eye include: a pink flannel cocktail jacket, cut in the single breasted Eastleigh style with a shawl collar and a single button fastening; a three piece grey flannel suit in the Ebury style with a double breasted shawl collar waistcoat; and the same Ebury style in baby alpaca and kid mohair (also woven exclusively for Chester Barrie) which will be perfect for the groom who wants some real luxury at his winter wedding.

Chester Barrie also brings its collection to life with shirts, ties and knitwear, ensuring men can look great whenever it matters – be it on the red carpet, heading down the aisle or in the boardroom.

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