A visit to friends today. I decided to finally take the plunge and wear my three piece leather suit for the first time out and in its entirety.
I see nothing wrong with a leather suit… Indeed I’ve owned one now for a lot of years. This is my latest – the waistcoat and trousers are from Higgs Leather (specially selected leather, not the cheaper option).
Although it’s an absolutely terrible film, this guy was the one who made me realise that three piece suits could be leather.
I saw him in it when he was in the audience at a celebrity comedy event – the host commented on it and he said it was costume from “Spice World – The Movie”.
Of course I admired him in it very much and decided that I would own such an item.
Well it took me a few years, but eventually I did “the look”.
I’m not quite sure who suits it better though?
It’s been no secret I’ve had a leather suit for a number of years now. Indeed, almost ten years ago I was taking photos like this.
But I’d been noticing that my suit was looking old fashioned. Pleated front trousers aren’t really a thing these days, unless it’s a single tight pleat. Twin pleats are definitely old hat. Plus gaining and then losing weight has made it ill fitting.
So, a few months ago I decided to refresh it with a new pair of trousers and a new waistcoat. The jacket is absolutely fine and still looks good so I didn’t bother doing that.
I think you’ll agree it looks spot on!
After my sheer delight at how smooth and soft the leather is on my Higgs Leather trousers, I’ve decided to order a matching waistcoat. My blazer isn’t too dissimilar so I’m not bothering with that, but it will be really delightful to have a new leather suit which not only fits me, but is as soft and comfortable to wear as any fabric one.
This is the softest waistcoat I own. Sadly it’s missing a button. It’s still not as good as the trousers though.
A week of new things. First my new van arrived on Monday. A Transit Custom in Blue Chrome. It looks amazing parked next to the Jag!
Then, on Tuesday my new leather trousers from Higgs Leather arrived. Of course I tried them on straight away! A great fit, if a little long.
They look really nice as part of a suit too although the very high quality leather makes my waistcoat look poor, so I’ve ordered a new one to match.
Earlier was the task of shortening them…
A job I’ve done many times. I always use Copydex. It doesn’t go hard, and it always stays up.
Yesterday afternoon I got in from my day’s work and felt like putting a suit on.
Leather was the order of the day.
Leather suited, but no jacket. The slightly cooler temperature in my office helped.
I rather think it works with the yellow tie.