Finally the World Cup 2010 in South Africa is here. Since we are suit-a-holics we will discuss the new England Single Breasted 3 piece suit.
Looking at the photo from left to right we have: Theo Walcot, Emil Heskey, Matthew Upson, Steven Gerrard, Michael Carrick, Joleon Lescott, David James,Robert Green, Jermain Defoe, Gareth Barry, Stewart Downing and Shaun Wright-Phillips.
The England squad looks very suited up and very fashionable indeed. This is a Single Breast 2 Button grey suit made from Marks and Spencers. I always prefer two buttons because somehow it looks slicker and defines the body better than a 3 button but more formal than a 1 button. Looking further at the Jacket details we have the notch lapel and slanted pockets, a timeless look.
The waistcoat is simply a single breasted 5 button pointed bottoms, another classic timeless look added to the 3 Piece Suit.
According to my sources, the pure wool with black and white birds-eye woven fabric are made by Alfred Brown, a Yorkshire Mill in Bramley Leeds. This family company has been running since 1915, currently at its third generation and has been suppliers to great Savile Row tailors down London.
As you can see from the picture the tailored suits all fitted beautifully. No doubt these are tailored according to the player’s measurements and body shape.
Where can you get one of these you and how much you may ask? Well the suits are made by Marks & Spencer so no doubt M&S are quick to offer these. The damage, its only £199 but as with all off-the-peg or ready to made wear these are not going to be fitted like the way it fits the players as in the photos.