The impossible has arrived! And whilst of course, it could never challenge the bespoke suit, the House of Hardy Amies with a carpet weave running throughout with the initials HA HA (an ironic laugh perhaps) has produced a small collection of basic suits, perfect for work or leisure for under £400. It is not really that surprising. Sir Hardy enthusiastically collaborated with and designed for Hepworths to produce elegant but affordable suits for men whose wallets didn’t bulge quite as much as they might have wanted to.
When I interviewed him shortly before he died, I apologised for turning up to the meeting in a cotton blouson. Well it was summer and it was Yves Saint Laurent. He took but a second to reply. ‘Dear boy… when you have style you can do anything.’ The House’s suits certainly deliver that.