Wilvorst is an international menswear brand that sets the pace and style across the globe. We talked to Andy Roberts about the forthcoming trends
Plain pure wool flannel in five colours – denim blue, silver and brown lead in Wilworst’s popularity polls – and a new check that allows for mix and match options, is the key fabric going forward. While slim silhouettes continue, the ‘soft shoulder’ is a key trend, in which a shoulder pad that is half the thickness of the norm results in a more casual look.
The latest waistcoats, Andy tells us, offer options – some are double breasted and with lapels, others are three-, four- or five- button single-breasted versions, and there are full cloth backs, too.
What about traditional tails? The company believes this will be one of the new season’s big stories and alongside traditional cuts are high-fashion shorter tails with pockets.
For customers buying rather than renting for their big day, Wilvorst will make to order, with the groom choosing his fabric, lining, and buttons. Having his name along with the date of the wedding embroidered inside the jacket is a great, personal touch.
If the Green Wedding range is new to you – do investigate it as increasingly grooms are looking for something different and in environmentally-sourced fabrics.In the range are pure wools, cotton mixes and linen mixes from Italian mills – all made from natural dyes – and buttons are fashioned from nuts. Each suit comes on a wooden hanger made from recycled wood pulp.