The Easy Versatility of the Games Suit
Jul 13, 2022
A true piece of do-it-all tailoring, the Games suit has, since its debut in 2019, become our favourite daily driver. An unlined and unstructured suit to dress up, dress down, throw into a suitcase and wear into the ground (although it looks better each and every time you put it on, so good luck with that). It's a suit that, so wrote our friend Leanne Cloudsdale pertinently, "you can fine dine in, whether that’s lobster at the Wolseley, or pork scratchings down your local."
Arriving in stages over the next few weeks, for spring and summer we introduce a fresh rotation of our signature Italian-made Games blazers and trousers. Sharp and slouchy, they're cut for ease, with a slightly shorter and fuller silhouette than our traditional tailored jackets, with matching trousers featuring a single pleat, belt loops, side adjusters and a bit of room in the leg. There's a Mk. II blazer composed of a breathable cotton Panama canvas with a basket weave texture that will wash and wear beautifully; the Mk. III - our double-breasted Games - in a supple blend of cotton and linen in a light-doused navy; the military-inspired Tunic Games with its darted waist and inverted pleat pockets in brown linen and, rounding things off, the Mk. IV in both navy and classic striped blue Italian seersucker that is as light as a Capri breeze on a May morning. There's also a bold bone ecru iteration in breezy hemp. Very Roxy Music. Very cool.
Shown below in their versatile element, alongside some key pieces of warm weather footwear, including Japanese-made Doek trainers (available now); an exclusive Paraboot Michael in pebble grain leather with a Norwegian-welted crepe sole and, most excitingly, a Drake's first: our own Northampton-made, Goodyear-welted loafer in snuff suede. This is the Games suit in all of its versatile glory. A suit for all shapes and seasons.
LEFT: Brown Cotton Canvas Games Blazer Mk. II, Green Cotton Crew Neck Hiking T-Shirt, Brown Cotton Canvas Games Trousers, Ecru Brushed Shetland Crew Neck Jumper, Purple Wool Mid-Calf Socks, Brown Leather Charles Loafer. RIGHT: Red and Orange Check Madras Cotton Button-Down Shirt, Navy Knitted Silk Solid Colour Tie, Brown Plaited Bridle Leather Belt with Brass Buckle, Green Petal Print Cotton Silk Bandana.
LEFT: Navy Cotton Canvas Games Blazer Mk. II, Red Bengal Stripe Cotton Poplin Button-Down Shirt, Ecru and Multi Coloured Cotton Cashmere Summer Fair Isle Jumper, Navy Cotton Canvas Games Trousers. RIGHT: Big Paisley Print 40oz Madder Silk Tie, Yellow Brushed Shetland Crew Neck Jumper, Brown Suede Charles Loafer.
Sand Cotton Raglan Rain Mac, Ecru and Blue Cotton Cashmere Summer Wave Fair Isle Jumper, Yellow Bengal Stripe Cotton Poplin Button-Down Shirt, Brown Cotton Canvas Games Trousers, Brown Pebble Grain Leather Paraboot Michael.
LEFT: Indigo Rinse 14.2oz Japanese Selvedge Denim Five-Pocket Jeans, Green Cotton Over-the-Calf Socks, Brown Pebble Grain Leather Paraboot Michael. RIGHT: Brown Linen Games Tunic Jacket, Ecru and Multi Coloured Cotton Cashmere Summer Fair Isle Jumper.
LEFT: Pink Bengal Stripe Cotton Poplin Button-Down Shirt, Ecru and Blue Cotton Cashmere Summer Wave Fair Isle Jumper, Ecru Hemp Mk. IV Games Blazer, Ecru Hemp Games Chino (Both Coming Soon). RIGHT: Navy Wool Mid-Calf Socks, Alden for Drake’s Snuff Suede Tassel Loafer.
Ecru Hemp Mk. IV Games Blazer, Pink Bengal Stripe Cotton Poplin Button-Down Shirt, Wine Mini Floral Print Silk Tie, Ecru Hemp Games Chino (Both Coming Soon).
LEFT. Snuff Suede Charles Loafer. RIGHT: Navy Seersucker Mk. IV Games Blazer (Coming Soon)
Navy Cotton Linen Mk. III Games Blazer (Coming Soon), Red Bengal Stripe Cotton Poplin Button-Down Shirt, Ecru Hemp Games Trousers (Coming Soon), Alden for Drake’s Snuff Suede Tassel Loafer.