Photo by Jon Gorrigan

“The earth had donned her mantle of brightest green; and shed her richest perfumes abroad. It was the prime and vigour of the year; all things were glad and flourishing.” — Charles Dickens

New & Lingwood’s latest collection owes much of its inspiration to the idyllic representation of the English Spring and Summer in English and American classic literature. Idealised, possibly, but always drawn from common nostalgic memories of the most joyful of seasons.

It is with this in mind, that the Edmonton linen suit became the starting point of the collection; the magnificent linen cloth from which it is tailored, is an exact facsimile of those used in suits worn for The Grand Tour by gentlemen travellers in the 1920s and 30s. The cloth has a reassuringly luxurious weight which give an elegant drape but remains cool in wear. Teamed with a crisp white shirt and the Boating Stripe tie in navy and burgundy, it makes a stylish outfit to accompany a gentleman through the season.

Irish linen is blended with silk in many of the tailoring pieces such as the Sandford, Letwin or Julius which can be worn as suits or equally sharply when the trousers are sported separately with the rich hand-framed, mercerised cotton cable in cream or teal.

Photos by Jon Gorrigan

The English garden influences the richly textured silk and cotton check of the Paterson jacket in lime and burgundy and lined in an exclusive floral lining, which when paired with the Blond tartan trousers will bring a bold elegance to any English Summer garden party or wedding.

Balmy days at Wimbledon and Henley demand the traditional Boating stripe which achieve a level of tonal and subtle sophistication worn with the full cut Edmonton linen trouser, based on the classic English cricket flannel. Add to this the high twist, fine merino wool cloths of the Prince Check suit in navy and burgundy or the Duke windowpane suit in royal blue, both softly tailored and beautifully light in weight which are perfect for travel to warmer climes.

Photos by Jon Gorrigan

Our beautifully cut shirts in fine cottons and cool linens, silk accessories in rich woven and printed silks, socks in myriad plain shades or confident designs in fine mercerised cotton or merino wool enable effortless co-ordination and standout chic.

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the Summer.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald

To perfectly punctuate the Spring/Summer collection, choose from our new bench grade shoes: the Babbington in white nubuck or snuff suede , the Burghley in antique burnished calf, the Hampton in dark brown suede, the perennial Correspondent in chestnut and white calf.

New & Lingwood is able to dress the English gentleman from top to toe for the social Season and any occasion, from the sharpest of business suits, the smartest of weddings (as guest or groom), the swankiest of Summer parties and regattas, or the glamour of Goodwood racing