Sometimes associated with the words dull and boring, the usually safe grey palette can kick up a stormy sartorial masterpiece when mixed with texture, patterns and just a dash of a bright accent colour.
Creating texture is the geometric jacquard design on this dark grey wool suit from Remus Uomo. Also available in navy and blue.
Jacket £189; Trousers £95; Waistcoat £65.
Remus Uomo provides design led, formal tailoring with Italian coolness for the fashion conscious gent.
Pale shades of grey form the shadowed flower print on the Senca shirt from 1LikeNoOther. Limited Edition of 200 shirts. Fabric: 97% cotton 3% spandex for a comfortable fit. Price £154.
Launched in 2002 in Northern Ireland, 1LikeNoOther focuses on individuality. Every season there are unique and exclusive prints with signature designs appearing as collar inserts and under cuffs. They restrict the number of shirts made in each style and all the shirts have their own limited edition numbers.
Wear a piece of art with a colourful pocket square by Ella Impressions. Ella’s pocket squares designs are taking from her artwork and are exclusive limited editions. This design is part of her ‘Looking a Head’ acrylic on canvas painting.
Available via The Cherry Moon. Price £85. The Cherry Moon is a new go to platform for luxury emerging and independent brands, both locally and internationally. They also have a boutique at 366–369 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UZ.
A work of art in marble (effect) is Article One’s Edey slate grey round sunglasses. 100% UV protection. Available from Eyeconomy club. Price £200.
Article One is an independent company from Flint, Michigan. Their frames are handmade in a family owned factory based in a small village in Northern Italy. Article One was founded to raise awareness and funding for Vitamin A deficiency in developing nations. So far, they have donated over $17,000 to Helen Keller International vitamin A supplement programme.
Set in stone is the stylishly minimalist Komono Lewis dark slate watch. Komono has developed a method to fuse a thin slice of slate stone over their Italian leather straps. The strap has been carefully designed to follow the natural curve of the wrist. Pattern and shade of the slate may change overtime due to wear. Each watch in the Komono Slate series features an authentic slate dial.
Also available in grey slate with stainless steel black case. Price 159 Euros.
In ombre shades of London Grey is the Kelvin wingtip brogue from Husky & Smith. Price £179.
Husky & Smith was founded with a simple concept – to develop a quintessentially British design unique footwear handmade with Goodyear welted artisanship. Their leathers are painted, stained and burnished by hand, making every single pair unique. They only used vegetable tanned chromium-free full grain leathers. Hand cut and stitched with Goodyear Welt for longevity and comfort.
Husky & Smith also offer Made to Order shoes.
Occasionally flash a pop of colour with a pair of Sneaky Steve Big Inka socks. Price £5.
No longer just plain black (unless you are attending Royal Ascot Royal Enclosure) navy or grey, socks have joined the fashion race for sartorial flair. Bright and patterned socks look especially striking when the rest of the outfit is toned down.