Society Boys

Dunhill FW16
Fashion | 12 January 2016

Fittingly tagged#DunhillClub across social media, Dunhill’s LCM presentation was a display of British posh boy proportions. There was even a British bulldog present at the showcase – just in case anyone forgot Dunhill has its roots deep in English society.

Double-breasted cashmere suiting, luxurious velvet blazers and dapper coats took centre stage, cast in seasonal tones of charcoal, Bordeaux and burnt orange. Smoking jackets made sense amidst the gentlemanly setting of Mayfair’s Savile Club, the exclusive townhouse and private club that once hosted the likes of Henry James, HG Wells, Charlie Chaplin and Evelyn Waugh.

The house’s motoring heritage was channeled with a series of solid leather coats lined with shearling, and on the opposite end of the spectrum were more casual pieces – after all, what gent doesn’t need a chunky knit to see them through the colder months?

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