Long before American gangsters and the Mediterranean nobility donned chalk-stripe suits, the phenomenon was already fashionable in Mayfair, London. Prince Edward (1874-1972), the eldest son of King George V, was very fashion-conscious. A great advocate of the chalk stripe, he took it out of its London isolation and into the world. He was a man of small stature, but the thin vertical stripes made him look taller. Edward’s chalk stripes became his trademark and prominent people followed in his wake, for example Fred Astaire and Cary Grant. The Colombo weaving mill made a butterfly-lined variation for the JORT Collection, in a mix of 96% wool and 4% silk.
The pants come cuffed, but can be let out some, but the intricate fishtail back and side adjusters mean the waist can't be let out easily, only taken in. Consult your tailor.
The Jort is among our most dynamic of fits. Constructed with a full floating canvas, this half-lined fit is tailored slim with a narrow pleated shoulder, hand-stitched collar, and features accompanying trousers with side adjusters, suspender buttons and button fly.
STYLE - PATCH
Natural, pleated shoulder
This intricate, natural shoulder is pleated, and stitched by hand. The result is a delicately structured finish that exudes expert craftsmanship—for connoisseurs, a pleat is recognized as a sign of traditional Italian tailoring.