Aston Martin x Bespoke HQ AW13
Iconic British car manufacturer Aston Martin and tailors Bespoke HQ have created a luxurious and sharp capsule collection that includes bespoke two and three-piece suits, tailored jackets, shirts, overcoats and formal accessories.
The inspiration for the collection came from Bespoke HQ’s Creative Director Stephen Williams’ childhood. His uncle was and avid collector of the costly motors, with Williams spending his younger years watching him work on them; his taste for the luxurious began here.
“It was a great starting point for me.” says Williams. “I have such vivid and exciting memories about seeing and touching all of these beautiful cars growing up. The way they felt, the smells and, of course, the way they drove. Form, design and performance have always been important to me as a tailor and these are obviously qualities that need to be prevalent in a car such as the Aston Martin. For me it was easy to see where their classic design tendencies would meet mine.”
The entire range is made in Britain from the highest quality fabrics and features contemporary and masculine cuts. It is the perfect choice for the sartorially-inclined gent, though luxury like this does comes at a price. Ready-to-wear blazers start at an eye-watering £1,000 whilst suiting begins at £2,500.
The grey wool overcoat is a highlight of the AW13 line and features a strong, masculine silhouette which is complemented by its unfussy and sleek aesthetic. Recently advocated here on FashionBeans, the overcoat is a timeless and versatile staple that will effortlessly take you from the office to bar, all the while keeping you stylishly protected from the harsh British elements.
Another stand out piece, the Montpelier Dinner two-piece makes for the perfect black tie attire – classic and elegant but with a sharp, slim cut for a contemporary feel. The jacket features a peak lapel and edge satin piping, whilst the trousers have side adjusters and one line of rope piping braid. Even the buttons have been carefully crafted and selected; sterling silver and rhodium plated with a black onyx centre.
The full collection is available exclusively at The Clerkenwell Collection: 155-157 Farringdon Rd, London EC1R 3AD. Select pieces are also available online at BespokeHQ.com.