Monday, July 04, 2016

Hawes & Curtis - Quintessentially British


Hawes & Curtis, well they are a luxury shirt maker founded in 1913 based on Jermyn Street, London. Since being founded they have expanded from everything tailored and exclusive to a range of clothing for the man (and women with their range) who wants to look stylish no matter what the occasion.
Hawes & Curtis - Quintessentially British
You can read more about the history of the company over at the Hawes & Curtis website, but this is what they say about themselves:

Hawes & Curtis was founded by two accomplished outfitters, Ralph Hawes and George Frederick Curtis, who opened the first store at 24 Piccadilly Arcade in February 1913. From the beginning the heritage brand has been acclaimed by aristocracy and Hollywood's elite. Notable customers have included the Duke of Windsor, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Lord Mountbatten, Frank Sinatra and Fred Astaire.’

I was lucky enough to be approached by the company to see if there was anything in their new ranges that I would like to try and style. I opted for two shirts, the first casual and the second to go with a suit on the unlikely event that I would be thrust into a formal setting.

The first shirt can be found at the Hawes & Curtis site here:



It’s the men’s blue and white medium check classic fit linen shirt. I opted for large and it is rather large on me, in fact my frame must have shrunk quite considerably! This shirt normally sells for £49.50, £34.50 in the current sale or for £25 if you buy four men’s shirts (at the same time)



This is how's I styled it (said in a bit of a country bumpkin voice).
Hawes & Curtis - Quintessentially British
Hawes & Curtis - Quintessentially British
Hawes & Curtis - Quintessentially British
Hawes & Curtis - Quintessentially British
Hawes & Curtis - Quintessentially British
The second shirt can be found on the Hawes & Curtis site here:

It’s the men’s lilac and white dogstooth check tailored fit shirt with a double cuff. This shirt has something of a silk feel to it despite being made out of cotton and sells for £49.50 normally, £34.50 in the current sale or for £25 if you buy four men’s shirts (at the same time)

I think I managed to pull it off, despite not wearing a suit properly in over a year! 
Hawes & Curtis - Quintessentially British
Hawes & Curtis - Quintessentially British
Hawes & Curtis - Quintessentially British
These aren't cheap, although you can pick up bargains as part of their multi-buy deals. That said, the quality of the shirts, the comfort and ease to wash and iron (yes, that is a consideration) they are well worth the outlay. If these last even half as long as my other tailored shirts then I would be happy to pay upwards of £50 for just one. I was surprised at how comfortable the casual shirt was, how the material let my skin breathe despite the exotic London temperatures and generally left me feeling at ease as everyone else around me melted. The formal shirt was equally as good and even with the suit jacket on I didn't feel overly hot or sweaty. Excellent chaps, excellent.

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34 comments:

  1. The dress shirt is such a nice colour, really smart. x

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  2. I do love the history of some of the old shirt and suit makers, like those on Jermyn Street - and who wouldn't fancy a bit of Cary Grant/Clark Gable style? I know my husband has had one or two shirts from here (in the sale, I suspect) as they can be formal enough for work but still comfortable. He's no fan of ironing either!

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  3. I think both shirts are such good value for money and I like the feel of the blue and white, it is such a nice material x

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  4. I think that both these shirts are really nice and what fab value! My OH would love these.

    Laua

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  5. Oooh both shirts are wonderful! I'll have to show my OH, he's especially loving purple shirts at the moment so I feel he may be after the second one!

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  6. Really nice blue shirt. I love checked shirts! You look very smart in a suit

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  7. shirts like these are worth investing in, as you'll wear them for ages!

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  8. These look fabulous on you Steve, the quality is great and the style are just so classic. Great choices.

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  9. I love both shirts but I think the second one contrasted against the suit is the best look. You look polished and smart, the colour of the shirt is lovely too.

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  10. Now those are some nice looking shirts - I think the first one has to be my favourite - lovely colour. x

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  11. These both look lovely and the multibuy deal is fab! I really like the first shirt, I think the looser fit works really well for the style :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  12. Both shirts are great! Such good value for omoney too. Your looking very daper! x

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  13. Sounds like a great company. I'll have to let my husband know about this brand.

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  14. these are quite some timeless pieces, and you got a fabulous deal. Thanks you for the post , I will look to get some for hubby also

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  15. Both shirts are lush! I too adore learning the history of brands, so nice to know where your clothing comes from and the brands values.

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  16. I used to wear Hawes & Curtis shirts when I had an office job and had to be all suited & in heels everyday! The shirts are completely redundant now that my "job" is going to Rhyme Time at the library and changing nappies. I think the tones and texture of the blue gingham one are absolutely beautiful. My husband has one which is almost the same he picked up in the US a couple months ago...I think from Lucky Jeans or Banana Republic or something. Anyway, looks great on you.

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  17. I love the pinky colour of the shirt - smart but still casual too.

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  18. The shirts look very smart. My husband wouldn't wear the first one because it's the same pattern as a work shirt he had when working in hospitality, but he'd love the second one!

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  19. They're both great looking indeed! I like the blue and white checked one especially!

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  20. This look great - I think my Dad would like these!

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  21. That's a great bargain! Both are great But I prefer the blue and white checkered one.

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  22. I think both the shirts look great on you and are very well priced.

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  23. I'm loving the look of these shirts, I think my hubby would love them for himself! xxx

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  24. Both great shirts but would love the dress shirt for my partner x

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  25. My husband has a huge collection of shirts for work. These look fab!

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  26. I love both of these shirts, and think these are really reasonably priced. My favourite is the little red checked one.

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  27. You look fab in both these shirts but the first one looks even better. I am not familiar with the company but will check it out for my dad

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  29. Don't get me wrong the shirts look nice, but I could never justify paying £50 for one personally

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  30. Certainly, these shirts never go out of style. It is quite costly, yes, but for comfort and style, I might consider buying a thing or two for my dad.

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  31. These look really well made and nice to see a long standing heritage British Lable - love the shirts you picked! Very stylish

    Laura x

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  32. These look like great shirts, I like the blue one more

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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