Introduction

Tailoring and formal wear is considered to be the cornerstone of any successful contemporary wardrobe. With the large majority of men now taking pride in their appearance and wanting to be seen as stylish, well dressed individuals, suiting and separates should be the first thing you reach for when you want to create sharp, refined looks that exude masculinity.

With a true passion for style, unrivalled expertise and a proud British heritage that spans over a century – Moss Bros is one of the UK’s most popular retailers for those men looking to take their formal and smart-casual outfits to the next level.

Today, in association with Moss Bros, FashionBeans are proud to introduce the new ‘Moss 1851′ tailoring range…

Moss Bros Premium ‘Moss 1851′ Collection

Moss Bros Group have launched a new, premium range for AW12 under the ‘Moss 1851′ label. Celebrating 161 years of British heritage, the collection is split into two distinct categories – Moss 1851 and Moss 1851 British Cloth – which encompasses classic suiting, jackets and coats.

Moss 1851 Clothing Collection

Moss 1851 Collection

British heritage inspired clothing and looks have developed into a major trend for AW12, especially after the great year the UK has had on a global scale. All eyes have been fixed firmly on our great nation during 2012, which means brands that have actual heritage are even more desirable than usual. Moss Bros are a point in case; with over 160 years experience to fall back on, this is a brand that really knows what true British style is, and the embodiment of traditional British gentlemanly elegance.

If you are looking for authentic tailoring that represents everything it means to be a modern British male, then look no further.

The Moss 1851 collection of suiting has been constructed from cloths sourced from a selection of international mills – all of which were hand picked for their quality and representation of classic British style. The designs have been developed by taking the very best attributes and styling from the company’s extensive archives and contrasting them with bold linings and up to date detailing to give the collection a contemporary feel.

This juxtaposition of old and new has helped create pieces that have an inherent timeless quality, yet are completely on point at the same time.

The fabrics utilised come in beautiful birds eye, sharkskin and herringbone weaves – ensuring that these suits not only look and feel luxurious but will also help separate you from the masses via their texture, detailing and impeccable finish. With prices starting at just £249, can you afford not to add one to your collection?

Key Detailing:

Moss 1851 Collection - Key Detailing

FashionBeans Recommends:
  • Moss 1851 Tailored Fit Herringbone Suit BlackMoss 1851 Tailored Fit Herringbone Suit Black
  • Moss 1851 Tailored Fit Plain Suit GreyMoss 1851 Tailored Fit Plain Suit Grey
  • Moss 1851 Tailored Fit Birdseye Suit IndigoMoss 1851 Tailored Fit Birdseye Suit Indigo
  • Moss 1851 Tailored Fit Sharkskin Suit IndigoMoss 1851 Tailored Fit Sharkskin Suit Indigo
  • Moss 1851 Tailored Fit Herringbone Suit CharcoalMoss 1851 Tailored Fit Herringbone Suit Charcoal
  • Moss 1851 Tailored Fit Sharkskin Suit GreyMoss 1851 Tailored Fit Sharkskin Suit Grey
Moss 1851 British Cloth Collection

The Moss 1851 British Cloth collection comes in at a slightly higher price point, due to it using only the finest fabrics woven and finished in Britain’s top cloth mills. The core cloths for the AW12 range include Prince of Wales check, herringbone and classic cable stripe and prices start from an extremely modest £349.

This is a collection that has been built on the group’s 161 year history, and there is increased emphasis on attention to detail – something that the iconic British tailoring industry is renowned for and takes great pride in.

Using a refined contemporary block, the Moss 1851 British Cloth collection is styled with intricate and time honoured processes that are synonymous with British heritage.

Apart from the luxurious Super 120’s cloths and a horse hair half canvas construction, each two piece suit also features rope sleeve heads, hand finished collar tabs, elegantly slanted pockets and hidden flower loop under the lapel – each piece has been meticulously put together, and the quality of the suit is easily identifiable when compared to high street counterparts. The interior boasts piano facing on the lining with contrasting cloth jets and pocket envelopes for security.

An equal amount of effort has gone in to the construction of the trousers. Using a slimmer block, they have been designed to provide the utmost in comfort and style, meaning that it will be a pleasure to wear them for long hours each day at work. Sporting a discrete coin pocket on the hip as well as side adjusters to the exterior and brace buttons to the waistband interior – bunched waistbands are a thing of the past, ensuring these trousers fall perfectly and create the clean, sharp lines all men strive for.

Key Detailing:

Moss 1851 British Cloth Collection - Key Detailing

FashionBeans Recommends:
  • Moss 1851 Tailored Fit Chalk Stripe Suit NavyMoss 1851 Tailored Fit Chalk Stripe Suit Navy
  • Moss 1851 Tailored Fit Check Suit CharcoalMoss 1851 Tailored Fit Check Suit Charcoal
  • Moss 1851 Tailored Fit Herringbone Suit NavyMoss 1851 Tailored Fit Herringbone Suit Navy
  • Moss 1851 Tailored Fit Herringbone Suit CharcoalMoss 1851 Tailored Fit Herringbone Suit Charcoal
  • Moss 1851 Tailored Fit Overcheck Jacket BrownMoss 1851 Tailored Fit Overcheck Jacket Brown
  • Moss 1851 Tailored Fit Overcheck Coat BeigeMoss 1851 Tailored Fit Overcheck Coat Beige
Finishing Touches

Of course, any modern gent knows that the devil really is in the detail, and an extraordinary suit deserves extraordinary shirting and accessories. Luckily for us, Moss have also considered this by releasing an accompanying range of cuff links, ties and shirts that can be mixed and matched with your new suit to really finish off your look in style.

Whether you are traditionalist and prefer a solid shirt and tie combination, or like to show off your sartorial skills through a pin stripe shirt and striped club tie combination, there is something for everyone.

Not only that, with 3 for 2 on all these ranges it also means your money goes further:

  • Moss 1851 Engraved Crosshatch Cufflinks Silver And BlackMoss 1851 Engraved Crosshatch Cufflinks Silver And Black
  • Moss 1851 Engraved Round Semi-precious Cufflinks Blue GoldstoneMoss 1851 Engraved Round Semi-precious Cufflinks Blue Goldstone
  • Moss 1851 Paisley Enamel Square Design Cufflinks Purple And OrangeMoss 1851 Paisley Enamel Square Design Cufflinks Purple And Orange
  • Moss 1851 Royal Oxford Double Cuff Formal Shirt PinkMoss 1851 Royal Oxford Double Cuff Formal Shirt Pink
  • Moss 1851 Tonal Satin Stripe Double Cuff Formal ShirtMoss 1851 Tonal Satin Stripe Double Cuff Formal Shirt
  • Moss 1851 Red Satin Stripe Double Cuff Formal Shirt RedMoss 1851 Red Satin Stripe Double Cuff Formal Shirt Red
  • Moss 1851 Woven Pink & Navy Puppytooth TieMoss 1851 Woven Pink & Navy Puppytooth Tie
  • Moss 1851 Woven Blue Fleur De Lys TieMoss 1851 Woven Blue Fleur De Lys Tie
  • Moss 1851 Gold And Navy Club Stripe Tie GoldMoss 1851 Gold And Navy Club Stripe Tie Gold
  • Moss 1851 Woven Blue Geo Navy TieMoss 1851 Woven Blue Geo Navy Tie
  • Moss 1851 Woven Puppytooth Formal Tie Black & WhiteMoss 1851 Woven Puppytooth Formal Tie Black & White
  • Moss 1851 Woven Red Geo TieMoss 1851 Woven Red Geo Tie
Final Word

Moss Bros has a long and decorated history in providing tailoring that embodies true British elegance. By drawing on their 161 years of heritage, they have managed to release a collection of formal wear that harnesses all of the companies expertise in the field yet still manages to give it a contemporary feel.

It is the perfect blend of old and new – traditional values and manufacturing techniques sit alongside modern design principles to create something that all gentleman will be proud of wearing on a daily basis.

Available now online, the Moss 1851 and Moss 1851 British Cloth collections are exclusively available in stores where the Moss Bespoke service is available. Visit moss.co.uk to shop the range or find your closest store.