The next brand to be featured on ‘The Bespoke Gentleman’ is the British menswear brand, Nigel Hall. Now, I’m sure many of the readers of this blog have heard of Nigel Hall, but if you haven’t this post sets out to give you an insight into the brand, the products they offer and the store environment.
Nigel Hall has been creating menswear for nearly 25 years now…and has seen considerable growth in the last couple of years with stores popping up all across London and the most recent addition in Manchester. So what kind of clothing does Nigel Hall offer you ask? Well in my opinion they make British inspired clothing for the modern gentleman who has an appreciation for classic pieces produced in the highest quality fabrics, coupled with an attention and appreciation for the finer details in garment construction which you will see from some of the photos below.
For this post I wanted to give the reader an insight into one of their beautifully crafted stores…So after a little thought, the Nigel Hall Spitalfields store was chosen, and the following photographs show a store with a unique and interesting store environment…the store consists of such things as specially made wallpaper that features stylish gentlemen of the past, a rusted bicycle hung on a wall, fitting rooms that have vintage doors…it was refreshing to see a store have such a unique approach to design and is a change from brands that rollout the same fixtures and fittings to all stores.
So onto the clothes…I was really impressed with the current SS12 collection there were so many great pieces, I was a little surprised with how much I loved the collection, not because I underestimated Nigel Hall, it’s just there were so many standout pieces that got my sartorial appetite salivating! The below photos are products that I have chosen as some of my standout pieces from the collection, as you will see there are some close-ups of products due to little design touches that I specifically enjoyed!
GARCON - This laundered pinpoint cotton oxford shirt features a bound edge collar with a unique split button down detail, the cotton is really soft and the collar just sets this shirt off for me.
MACAVOY – I love the simplicity to a cream mac, and this spring weight, shower resistant town mac with a lined check interior looks sublime! Features cuff tab adjusters and a traditional hook and bar collar stand.
BUMBLE – This unstructured summer weight 3 buttoned blazer (also available in navy) reminds me of Parisian style, laid back and refined. As Tom from Nigel Hall states, this item will become a true friend throughout the Spring/Summer season.
FEDERER – This knitted polo is amazing, it kind of has a really Italian vibe (think of Prada and Missoni) – I would be wearing this with some pleated trousers!
RICH – A bright orange cardigan is just what I need under a midnight blue blazer; I also love the detailing around the shoulder.
Another product that had a great design feature was these trousers, which have waist adjusters… (Which I always prefer to belt loops) but these side adjusters are positioned slightly lower on the trouser...which is a nice touch!
Now, I had some knowledge of Nigel Hall before this blog post, but this post has really heightened my sense of awareness to the brand, what they are trying to achieve and has led to an increased appreciation.
I would like to wish Nigel Hall the best of luck for the new season…special thanks to Tom of Nigel Hall, you dapper gentleman! For more information on the brand visit one of their stores or online at: www.nigelhallmenswear.com