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Very interesting post from the sartorialjournal 👌👍 Popular opinion in the world of sartorialism suggests that the most iconic - and perhaps the finest - suit ever made was that shaped by the shears of Arthur Lyons who worked at Kilgour, French & Stanbury on Savile Row, and worn by Cary Grant during his portrayal of Roger O Thornhill in Hitchcock’s classic, North by Northwest.
Though words such as ’timeless’ and classic’ may be uttered - with increasing haphazardness might we add - in relation to this famous suit worn by Grant, we disagree with popular opinion. Despite its undeniable charm and beauty, and despite Grant having been enshrined as an eternal arbiter of taste, it is not the finest, nor the most iconic suit ever made.
Such an auspicious title rests solely with the Italians - specially Gianni Agnelli - the Rake of the Riviera - and his tailor, Caraceni - who together, conceived this double breasted chalk stripe ensemble that Gianni wore as he met with Her Majesty. The cut, the proportions, the styling, the fit - literally everything about this suit - bespeaks timelessness and ‘perfection’. Whilst of course there can be no such thing as perfection in tailoring, one feels that this may be as close as any tailor has come been to achieving it - therefore rendering it befitting of the title; the finest suit ever made…
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