There’s great footage of The Rolling Stones performing ‘Lady Jane’ on the Ed Sullivan show back in 1966. What’s great about it? Brian Jones playing the electric dulcimer in a black, white and red striped suit with a contrasting polka dot pocket square and tie. A total peacock legend.
To be fair, I’ve seen Mr Jagger execute equal aplomb in his own homage to stripes circa 1973 with a Panama hat and butterfly collar shirt but somehow, the mod incarnation always stuck with me.
That’s probably why I get so jazzed every time I wear this suit. It’s got hallowed hallmarks of modern geometry while still boasting some dandy flair. Not too shabby for a highstreet hook-up.