Patrick Grant, the man behind the respected E.Tautz brand showcased a selection of bold, eye-catching suit-based outfits at his SS14 LCM show. From the first to the last outfit that graced the runway, layers upon layers of royal silks, pinstriped tuxedos and baggy shorts over a selection of ankle-grazing, printed trousers were showcased.
Grant drew inspiration from David Attenboroughs’ ‘Life of birds’ documentary as well as the three forms of Edwardian male fashion; the British Teddy boy, the more refined ‘Peacocks’ and the Originals. Not to mention a heavy influence from central Asian menswear; all of which have been successfully utilised in the making and presenting of this Spring Summer collection. Regardless of the change in theme or influence, at the heart of E,Tautz will forever lay the certain genius of the Savile Row craft, through the simple yet elegant, highly tailored pieces, teamed of course with their signature use of bold shades, large checks & stripes as well as their play on scale.
The typical E.Tautz man remains well tailored, highly fashion conscious and able to team unlikely pieces together in order to create a more fresh yet extremely elegant version of modern menswear; If this sounds like you, you know what to do!
Illustrations : Josh Bristow © CHASSEUR MAGAZINE