MR PORTER, which was asked to create the on-screen wardrobe for the suave Kingsmen, has released its designs under a comprehensive brand, aptly named Kingsman, of which its second collection is shown below.
Taking inspiration from, and the skills of London’s crème de la crème in suitwear — including the world-renowned tailors of Savile Row, shoemakers George Cleverly at Royal Arcade, centuries-old hatter Lock & Co. on St James’s Street, and Royal Warrant-holding shirtmakers Turnbull & Asser on Jermyn Street — Kingsman creates suiting for the modern-day gentleman with a focus on heritage fabrics, such as stone linen, tweed, and Ventile.
“It’s built on the same basic principle: the traditional image of the British gentleman, given a 21st-century update. Imagine the members’ Pavilion at Lord’s, or the Stewards’ Enclosure at Henley. It’s the gentleman at leisure, in other words. Building this new collection was all about playing with, but modernising, these archetypes,” says Toby Bateman, Buying Director at MR PORTER.