For spring/summer 2016, one of our most renowned Designers at Debenhams, Jasper Conran has introduced a small collection of beautifully tailored suits to his J by Jasper Conran line.
Timeless and sophisticated, the J by Jasper Conran Italian Collection offers elegant suiting for the dapper gentleman. Crafted from wool sourced from one of Italy’s oldest mills, Lanificio di Tollegno, the new collection is a true statement of quality and luxury. Each piece is expertly tailored and subtly detailed and would make a fabulous addition to any man’s wardrobe. We sit down with Jasper Conran to hear more about the new line…
Tell us about your new collection…
For spring/summer 2016 I have introduced a small collection of beautifully tailored single breasted suits which have been manufactured using cloth from one of Italy’s oldest mills – Lanificio di Tollegno. I have selected plain colours – black, dark navy, blue, charcoal and a light grey melange -and finished them with tonal linings, columbia stitching and a very subtle pin dot pocket detail. The focus has been on perfecting the cut, fabric and colour, principles which sit at the core of what I do.
Why did you choose this cloth and why this mill?
I have been working with Italian mills for many years. Those from the Biella region have a specific expertise in producing finely woven, high quality fabrics that can be made up immaculately defining the clean, contemporary tailored look that my customer expects. Lanificio Di Tollegno are one of Italy’s oldest mills and have long been regarded as bearing the hallmark for fine cloth production so they were a natural choice.
Where do you see these suits being worn?
They will take you from a smart everyday business look to a special occasion depending on how you style them and whether you choose a 2 or 3 piece suit. The design of your shirt and the addition of a tie or pocket square can transform your look.
What are your top tips for buying tailoring?
The fit and the quality of the cloth are really important. A good suit is an investment which you want to last and continue to look good.