The jacket is unfinished, covered in temporary stitches (basting) and with only one sleeve (Susannah reassured me that the final version would have two). Ultimately the checks will match across the jacket and side of the trousers - and the shoulders will be slightly narrower. I've opted for a classic double-vented two-button style with a bright silk lining. The next fitting with Susannah will show if further adjustments are needed before the suit is finished. The tweed is from Hunter's Tweed, about whom I will say more another time.
Susannah wrote on her Facebook page as follows -
We...had The Grey Fox in for his suit fitting. He had brought in a length of cloth which my tailors in Yorkshire have cut and made into a fitting for both his jacket and waistcoat. We nipped, tucked and chalked and have now sent them back to be finished off. We are also ordering a neat classic cut trouser to complete the look
|Photo Susannah Hall Tailors|