After exploring many high-street chains and department stores and not finding anything suitable, we turned to Matinique, a retailer that has never disappointed us. In their online shop, we found what could possibly be the best suit for a formal ceremony that takes place during the Summer in the English countryside.
The Barret blazer in a light shade of grey (that Matinique branded ‘glamorous grey’) is made of 100% cotton and is fully-lined with matching colour lining. The tailoring is contemporary, with double back vents, two front flap pockets, and one welt chest pocket. Most importantly, the thin fabric allows the body to breathe and stay cool, something that all men know is important when wearing a suit on a hot sunny day. Although the two items can be purchased separately, we also got the matching Les Trousers, which have a straight leg cut and sit on the hip, and when the clothes arrived we couldn’t have been more pleased. The two pieces look great together, and we are already planning to accessorise it with a crisp white shirt, black Oxford shoes and belt, and a dark blue tie.
|Barret blazer by Matinique|
|Les Trousers by Matinique|
However, and to make the most of the elegant Barret blazer, we returned to Matinique’s online shop and investigated their range of casual trousers that could be worn together to create a more casual look. As the blazer was already of a light shade of grey, we decided to introduce a bit of contrast and bought the Priston CM Jeans in ‘progressive grey’. Although Matinique describes the trousers as having a regular fit, we found them a bit on the slim side, which wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. As the jeans are made of 97% cotton and 3% elastane, they don’t feel like skinny jeans; instead, they feel comfortable and look stylish with the Barret blazer.
All in all, our experience of Matinique couldn’t have been better. We just wish that the weather on the day of the wedding would be as reliable!
|Priston CM Jeans by Matinique|