Wore my fully blown Edward Sexton (click) number to wedding on Saturday. With massive peak lapels, pagoda-like shoulders and ice-dance style flares a suitably high octane look for Brighton Marina, no? More interesting sartorial side-effects were noted, just like every other occasion you drop Sexton.

For example, meeting quite extreme characters such as….acutally not gonna mention names, as one’s got into trouble with this sort of ‘Loudmout” behaviour in past. Such as…let’s call him ‘Jimmy’. Anyway Jimmy, whose accent would span between deep Jamaican Patois to Cockney/Croydon fusion in most single sentences, found the three piece Sexton very evocative of memories of his past endeavours into evening bashment style. He banged on at length in his duo-dialect to most informative effect. He also assumed without hesitation I was ‘bredrin’, and a member of the ‘inner circle’ family/crew for sporting such an ensemble. All this without an introduction. Sexton himself speaks a language many different types of fella are conversant in.

Another effect observed was that later in the dance floor based melee, my suit seemed to become a magnet for misplaced beer sloshes. Maybe its the wider silhouette/bigger target area, but no sooner had one dried out, than stumble/nudge and I was re-emblazoned with Stella or Redstripe. Spent some time sponging the thing down in the garden yesterday. That’s one of the great things about couture. You can throw beer over it, and is lifts out nicely, where if was factory made you’d be screwed. Still, not ideal.

Note the new dark navy shirt from Emmett (click) by my boy Nash Masood . It’s called a Lord collar. Nash explains “I have changed the collar stitching from 5mm to 3mm, and used a very soft lining to give it a very Armani Feel. Although the guys in the photo (see below) are wearing a softer and pointier collar, the inspiration comes from this image”. You’d be surprised the difference 2mm makes to a collar stich. Trust me.

At the Civil Ceremony, Grooms third and fifth from left respectively.

Shirt teamed with a bit of gold from Zoe&Morgan (necklace) and Toby McLellan (signet ring). Also, original style Gucci green/red webbing black snaffle loafers garnered much abuse from my young companions, as were poking out from flares like I ‘had my Dad’s shoes on’, according the them. Some people, eh?

Stubbs out in the garden with a sponge (not quite so Armani).

Bianca & Mick Jagger in Sexton in St.Tropez 1971


  1. SB Says:

    Love this look, especially chain over shirt. Was Z&M bespoke?

  2. Stubbs Says:

    No, ready to lair..
    or should it be lear ?

  3. SB Says:

    Maybe even leer, nothing in gold on Z&M site so assumed you had commissioned.

  4. Stubbs Says:

    I see
    maybe was just a sample, but I bought it from them
    will enquire for you.

  5. Strange Leeenuff Says:

    Del Boy 1982 tribute night starring Thomas Stubbs. No mate thats not a good look. Its very Charity shop has a fashion show.

  6. Strange Leeenuff Says:

    Wouldn’t be too mouthy about the civil ceremony pic. Second from left is one Gary Stretch, not know for being batty boy friendly. It took Chris Eubank to defeat him so tread with care. He now works with Khan.

  7. Stubbs Says:

    You should have seen the other guests. Trigger, Mick Pearce et al, looked v.fetching indeed.
    Am writing about collar pins at the moment, and Derek is my number one reference.
    Always thought his style worked very well. Knew how to do a whole look well.
    Meanwhile, don’t know what the charity shops are like near you Mr.Leenuff, but am interested where they are.

  8. Stubbs Says:

    So I didnt mention GS then, did I?
    The joke is about the wedding post, see? Not about the models.
    Doubt a hard nut like that gonna be too bothered either way to be honest.

  9. Strange Leeenuff Says:

    A Charity shop in South Ken has had a new billionaire couture suit made for mickey rourke. It had 5 or 6 new Kilgour jackets a couple of weeks back and always has new savile row ties – Poole e tautz welsh and jefferies etc. Its other branches in fulham and putney had 800 new stella mccartney womens pieces between them last month. All new with tags

  10. Stubbs Says:

    OK. This is interesting. Do you like Billionaire Couture? I’ve got a suit by them, but too scared to say much about it for various reasons. Its beautiful, but quite mental. Simultaneously ageing and making you look like of on the orange rich brigade. I look like a bigger pillock in it than I do in the Sexton. Cant give em up though.
    Arent they really quite pricey still though? not exactly thrifty area.

  11. Strange Leeenuff Says:

    You are spot on TS. The suit was rrp of £5k but in the shop around 800 quid. It was not for the fainthearted

  12. Stubbs Says:

    I was once supposed to write a Sunday Times Style expose on BC. Didnt happen.

  13. Strange Leeenuff Says:

    Rob Cavalli looks like the ideal model for bc

  14. shaving ryans private Says:

    to say your look reminds him of bashment style is DEEPLY DEEPLY insulting to you. Go and take a look at The Baron on Atlantic Road SW9- bashment style to the max – diamante shirts AND tie also shoes with mirrors ALL OVER/ suits that have every tacky design feature all on the same suit- you’ll feel less pleased with yourself once you do so!

  15. Stubbs Says:

    I dont know about deeply! Depends where he was going when he was at it. Not particularly pleased about it either as a matter of fact. He was mainly singing reggae lyrics that we all know that refer to the three piece. Depends which era I would hasten to add. The fella was about 55 years old.

  16. Stubbs Says:

    Must say, was thinking of a couple of additional mirrors for the next wedding perhaps.

  17. shaving ryans private Says:

    the baron is the uk equivalent of stacy adams from the usa- another wtf is that? label

  18. Stubbs Says:

    Might side step Baron style in that case and keep it Sexton for Stretch’s wedding.
    Different shoes perhaps.
    Where do you shop for wedding garb?

  19. shaving ryans private Says:

    anyhows i think you look more paddy wedding in kilburn with the necklace rather than any other genre

  20. Stubbs Says:

    Brilliant. Not exactly what was aiming at, but still. Might be my fair colouring taking the look North West. Got quite a bit of abuse for this outfit, but I still like it despite (the many) detractors.
    Having a ‘t’ made in gold that might sit better. But then again, might sit still worse with you lot.
    I shall brave it and sport it on S&E. This can only be character building.

  21. Stubbs Says:

    Just for the record, was/am channelling original Sexton style: Early Seventies, with a couple of Eighties elements functioning within. His stuff transcends many genres. Its all about a shape and an impact that Edward pretty much invented.
    Gonna post on Stretch’s wedding suit fitting at ES later this week.

  22. shaving ryans private Says:

    looked at your older posts, ditch sexton, thom sweeney is ur best bet.

  23. Stubbs Says:

    Sexton’s not an every day thing. Sometimes you reach for it and I feels v.wrong indeed for the occasion.

  24. Si Brown Says:

    Tom I have been trying in vain to convince my better half that a Trotter style gold letter worn over shirt is the way forward for years. Is now an irrefutable fact!

  25. Strange Leeenuff Says:

    So the scruffy emmett bloke wants it to be Armani ish inspired by Hugo Boss 90/91? Creative director my arse.

  26. jaykay Says:

    Strange Leenuff!! i know that charity shop in south Ken. Purchased a lovely Kilgour jkt a while ago… Thought it was my secret.. Will look out for you and maybe we can get a coffee and discuss sartorial matters;).. Alos know another great place in Warren street..

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