Sometimes in my business you here the term "The Perfect Wardrobe" as far as I recall it has always been a sales ploy for enticing the customer into ordering more than he may actually need. Most tailors have this "Perfect Wardrobe" which is impossible to achieve and therefore cements customer loyalty.
Anyway I have been thinking this one through, I have decided to list MY perfect wardrobe, not one I would recommend to my clients, just what I would like to see hanging in my warddrobe at home.
1. Heavyweight Suits.
These suits depend on where you live as to how many you should have (if any at all). I live in London and therefore to have at least one is essential for those freezing tube platform mornings. The other advantage of a heavyweight suit, is that perfectly tailored look you get from a 16oz worsted or flannel. This look is typically English and unique to England thats why I would in MY perfect wordrobe have:
2 HEAVYWEIGHT SINGLE BREASTED SUITS 14-16 OZ PURE WOOL ENGLISH WORSTED.
2. Mediumweight Suits.
Mediumweight all purpose suits are the staple for any proffessional and no wardrobe can really get enough of these. 10-12 oz pure wool fabric, fine English worsted fabrics that drape across the body looking fine yet sturday and tailored. Available in countless designs and qualities. My perfect wardrobe would ideally have 7 of these.
2. Black singlebreasted 2 button suits.
1. Pin stripe singlebreasted suit.
1. Grey birdseye singlebreasted 2 button.
1. Navy single breatsed 3 button.
1. Double breasted clerical grey.
1. Navy pinstripe double breasted.
7 MIDWEIGHT SUITS, 10-12 ENGLISH PURE WOOL WORSTED
3. Lightweight Suits:
A fine lightweight luxury suit is for a special occasion. For showing off and for looking impressive. These suits are the pinnacle of the textile industry; fine wool (mohair or silk) selected for its fineness down to the micron, painstakingly woven and then expertly constructed. The italians have some of the greatest fabric mills in the world producing fine wools and mohairs 6 - 7 oz super 120's - 150's. I would love to have 3 of these in my perfect wardrobe:
1. A mohair and wool from ZEGNA single breasted grey.
2. A super 120's from Barberis, singlebreasted brown.
3. A fawn English pure wool super 140's from Holland and Sherry, single breasted.
3 LIGHTWEIGHT SUMMER SUITS FOR WEDDINGS AND OTHER SPECIAL OCCASSIONS.