Esquire Approves: Sandro Homme Tailoring
There is no more important garment in a man’s wardrobe then the suit.
While it seems simple – a jacket, pants and a crisp white shirt – it effectively turns any man who wears one into a better version of himself. From a versatility standpoint too, the suit can handle just about anything you throw at it:
Gala dinner? Stick on a daring bow tie and head to the red carpet. Big pitch meeting? The fully suited and booted look will never fail. Casual drinks with friends? Ditch the trousers and throw on a pair of shorts and driving shoes.
Of course, not all suits are created equal. The best suits effectively produce a clean-cut silhouette that looks just as good when paired with a collared shirt as it does an old rock ‘n’ roll t-shirt. From a practical standpoint, that means you need a jacket that is streamlined (not blocky), with lightly padded shoulders and well-fitted pants.
There’s no better example of a stellar suit that from the Parisian atelier of Sandro Homme. It’s sartorial style a beautiful mixture of classic elegance meets sporty casual, mirroring the look that has been dominating the catwalks recently (note: in this case ‘sporty’ doesn’t mean it goes well with your football boots; instead, think comfortable and flexible).
Sandro pays particular attention to the overall shape of all its garments, meaning its suits have a razor-sharp silhouette. While each suit fits snugly to the body, it doesn’t constrict it. And each suit’s shoulders are emphasised, but not over exaggerated.
Most importantly, a Sandro Homme suit can be worn as formalwear or as part of a more laid-back style.
Of course, the beauty of a good suit isn’t merely skin deep. The quality of the material, the delicate finishes and the hidden details are just some of the elements that go into creating the perfect suit – and it’s something that Sandro Homme is especially good at executing.
For example, the Parisian brand makes use of only the finest super 100s, 120s, and 130s material (so each suit is incredibly smooth to the touch) and its piped pockets, natural horn buttons and grosgrain ribbon cuff interiors are just a few of the little touches that define the Sandro Homme way of tailoring.
Sandro Homme has two distinct cuts of suit; a slim, structured version and an unstructured fit. That means there are four types of semi-traditional suits are available, each with its own special features (think unstructured, two button – great for more casual affairs – or a double-breasted – perfect for fancier affairs).
The suit might be the most important thing in a man’s wardrobe, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for a few accessories. Throw in a few lightly-coloured shirts, a plain white t-shirt and crew-neck, a simple black tie (regular and bow) as well as a lightly-polished pair of Oxford shoes, and you’ll have all the sartorial staples you’ll ever need.