LONDON, United Kingdom — Patrick Grant, once a latter-day dandy, took his bow for the E. Tautz show in a pair of wide-leg indigo jeans. The look was emblematic of the changing face of his customer, who has undoubtedly become more casually-minded. After all, who wants to wear to a constricting suit on a warm afternoon?
The collection itself made a case for a slouchy alternative to summer tailoring, while maintaining the appeal of the the two-piece's classicism. There were oversized safari jackets tucked into shorts, striped linen separates and one particular navy Harrington jacket and shorts combo that stole the show, and all of it was generously fitted for the man who has hung up his nipped-in blazers in favour of comfort.