Take a brand that has over a century of British tailoring experience, combine that with a Hollywood designer influenced by jazz, funk and 70s style icons of the past and the result is a stylish and unequivocally trendy collaboration that can be taken from the meeting halls through to the dance halls with about as much swagger as one can muster.
Austin Reed’s heritage speaks for itself – Royal Warrants, customers from the Beatles through to former Prime Ministers – they are a quintessentially British brand renowned for quality, craftsmanship and English elegance.
Nick Hart is the man behind Spencer Hart; a brand with jazz music at its roots. Discipline and simplicity forms the backbone of the brand, and with a sprinkling of elegance the newly released AR Red x Nick Hart collection is a statement of romantic cool.
A razor sharp slim fitting teal dress-suit is the highlight, followed by a three-piece dress suit with black satin, slim peak and shawl lapel.
With all dress wear cut with a very tailored fit, shawl/peak lapels and a colour palette fresh from the 70s, the AR Red x Nick Hart collection is both on trend and what people need.
Waistcoats coupled with Hart’s trademark lapels adds something extra to a collection that when required to move into another gear, does so with elegant and affordable ease.
Also included are: round collar shirts featuring plain or contrast collars, silk scarves, dark ties and a casual wear range that includes seersucker jackets, a gingham Harrington jacket and a navy Harrington bomber style jacket. This collaboration is not just exciting and fresh, it is also very much leading the style stakes.
With Spencer Hart fans including the likes of David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, P Diddy and David Bowie to name but a few, Nick Hart’s work has graced many a red carpet and glossy magazine in recent years.
In short, Nick Hart is the soulful sister Austin Reed has been yearning for; he is the friend of funk that has shifted the AR Red line into a new light. This collaboration provides the opportunity to wear a range that exudes the style expected of a modern day gentleman whilst redefining classic tailoring.
You can shop the range at Austin Reed now.