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A more contemporary take on tradition, the Paul is the very paradigm of the ‘Modern Classic’—but without ever straying to mere trendiness.
It is informed, first and foremost, by a decidedly understated—but distinctly modern—silhouette that offers such subtle distinctions as a more naturally defined shoulder, a lapel gorge set a fraction lower than our Stuart model, and a degree of waist suppression that creates a tad leaner shape.
This trouser model eschews pleats in favor of a plain front and is slightly narrower at the thigh, knee and cuff. It also boasts our adjustable two-button side tab in lieu of belt loops (which can, again at your preference, be attached by our tailoring department).
It is exactly this sort of detail that handily helps to avoid a horizontal midline at the waist, thereby creating a clearly more desirable, trimmer, taller line.
It is, we think, just this sort of detail that helps set the Paul apart from most other traditional garments.
It is important to note that a clearly contemporary point-of-view informs even this, our most classic silhouette. While the Stuart model features both a natural shoulder and our most relaxed fit, it is, categorically, neither shapeless nor baggy.
Instead, it features a fuller sleeve head, chest, and waist for comfort, but the cleaner line helps assure that, unlike all too many classic suit models, is never, heaven forefend, too boxy.
The fully canvased jacket has a slightly higher gorge on the notch lapel, which helps assure the look of a somewhat elongated—far more assuredly flattering—silhouette.
The trouser model on the Stuart features a higher rise, fuller leg, an extended tab ‘Daks’ front, with a front zip, button and hook closure on the waistband, two front quarter-top pockets, and two back besom pockets, and classic forward tuck pleats in the English style. As with all Paul Stuart suit trousers, a side tab is employed (also appropriated from our British cousins) instead of belt loops (which are available for installation at your preference) to better realize an unbroken horizontal midline at the waist.
The newest tailored clothing model introduced by Paul Stuart is the ‘Baxter’. This model, rather than replacing any of our existing lines has been added to the assortment that presently comprises our extended tailored clothing collection. It features an updated take on classic American tailored clothing, offering a more modern silhouette with a trimmer torso and reduced shoulder padding for a more ‘natural’ shoulder effect.
The indisputably glamorous pleasures of the Phineas Cole Collection offers our most ‘forward’ fashion statement and possibly the most sophisticated approach to ‘gent’s natty’ available anywhere in the world (but available exclusively here at Paul Stuart).
In Phineas Cole the most traditional aspects of fine American tailoring are reimagined—through a distinctly Phineas prism—with characteristic emphasis on elegantly appointed detail and unexpected textures.
This includes an almost preternaturally slim silhouette, a wide selection of jacket model options ranging from either 6 or 8 button double breasted styles, to one, two, or three button single breasted options. Either peaked or notch lapels are available, as are a variety of pocket treatments. And, for the most daring and debonair amongst us, an unrepentantly elegant double breasted, peaked lapel vest.
We once again opt to avoid pleats on the primary Phineas trouser model in favor of a plain front that is stylishly narrower at the thigh, knee and cuff. It also features an adjustable side tab in lieu of belt loops (but which can, again at your preference, be attached by our tailoring department).