Used already in the middle of the 19th Century by the English Crown for the production of outfits for the heirs to the throne (from the title of whom it takes indeed its name), the Prince of Wales returns every year with a great rebound as a synonym par excellence of the contemporary chic, hanging in the balance between pure snobbery and casual convenience: a mixture of inspirations that live harmoniously together and find a wide promotion in men’s wedding suits, jackets, trousers and waistcoats proposing a new reinterpretation through the strength of the colour and the insertion of an exclusive pattern.
A sophisticated refinement draws the single-breasted one-button jacket with a plain peak lapel collar, where the upper collar and lapels have the same dimension for a unique and very particular effect. The cuts of the jacket sculpt a flank that makes the figure proportioned and slender, the waistline is highlighted by a horizontal cut and pockets with inserted flaps, the armhole is high and the lean sleeves have an open sleeve placket from where we glimpse the cufflinks. We observe the soft and sinuous line that opens up at the pockets to reveal the red glare of the waistcoat. And now let’s observe the vertical cuts that profile and sculpt the back, giving a sense of verticality that lends proportions to the figure and makes it slender. The two central cuts highlighted by two buttons at the waistline become flaps with concealed buttoning, lending emphasis to the walking movements.
Let’s fall in love with the brilliance of the fabric that creates the groom suits signed Cleofe Finati: a 100% silk Prince of Wales enhanced by a limpid 100% medium grey silk satin on the collar lapels, lapel facing, pockets and breast pocket.
The excellence of men’s wedding outfits 100% made in Italy appears in the finishings and proposes a printed lining in the hues of 2018 trends that, through the “pied de feuille” pattern exclusively made for Cleofe Finati tells a story. Ancient masculine patterns like the “pied de poule” (houndstooth) belonging to the 19th century Scotland, that contain the figure of a stylised leaf, symbol par excellence of growth, fertility and renewal, to reveal a deeper and concealed soul reflected by the acanthus leaf, acanthòs also called spiny flower. The Greek mythology tells about Apollo, god of Sun, in love with the nymph Acantha enough to transform her into a plant “loved by the Sun”.
The “pied de feuille” pattern lets read inside itself the figure of the nymph Acantha transformed into an acanthus leaf turned forever towards the sun. It symbolises the metamorphosis accomplished through the falling in love, the way towards consciousness of a new self that we don’t know yet. It symbolises big and small gestures that we are ready to accomplish for love, astounding ourselves by what we are able to give and allow us: to love.
Able to combine the casual comfort with the most glamour style, this groom suit reworks the Prince of Wales fabric for a true aesthete solution and proposes a waistcoat crossed by a second jacquard pattern, always exclusively created for Cleofe Finati and called “pied de lys”, medium grey and perfectly matched to the double choice of trousers: one pair perfectly matched to the brocade of the waistcoat with an inner Prince of Wales band matched to the groom jacket, while the other trousers play with the fantasies on the contrary proposing the same Prince of Wales as the jacket with the internal band inserted back in the same brocade as the waistcoat. “Pied de lys” entraps inside the pied de poule (houndstooth) shape the pure essence of faith, courage and wisdom expressed by the iris flower.
Iris as example of absolute beauty and utmost representation of the Florentine Renaissance, in confides to us deep and positive sentiments: absolute faithfulness, the sentiment of friendship, the triumph of truth, but above all the wisdom and the promise of hope, the last one to come out from the uncovered Pandora’s box, after all forms of evil pour out to the world, as narrates the Greek mythology.
In Asia the iris represents a talisman against all form of evil; painted on the soldiers’ armour, it had the power to protect them from enemies. The iris flower, upright and stretched out to the sky, contains the symbol of longevity. We read the true soul of the “pied de lys” pattern in the central petal, a stylised heart, the best representation of eternal love, a pure and true essence ready to open up in order to let come in its twin soul, ready to love and to be loved, ready to let cradle its soul by sensations that elevate above any other thing.
A men’s wedding suit that doesn’t leave anything to the chance and draws a double tip bow tie in 100% silk brocade with micro Prince of Wales patterns crossed by grey micro lozenges distributed in an unconventional manner, matched to the burgundy variant with pink micro lozenges, while the braces and waist belt emphasize the double bow tie by their burgundy Prince of Wales.
Let’s fall in love with the 100% cotton milk white groom shirt carefully finished off by the Prince of Wales brocade with medium grey micro lozenges on the neckband and inner cuffs. We observe the “pied de feuille” fantasy of the lining penetrate the gunmetal-plated buttons, pins and cufflinks that become real jewels: elegantly customized, they finish off the groom suit with style and character thanks to their coloured enamels able to resume perfectly the hues of the burgundy Prince of Wales.
A men’s wedding suit accurately finished off by the choice of groom accessories: a pair of medium grey leather shoes with pink topstitch and a light wood studded walking cane, while a bowler hat in anthracite felt with a burgundy Prince of Wales ribbon finishes off the men’s wedding suit with a pinch of irony.
A double pocketchief finishes off the groom suit with a touch of romanticism and proposes a 100% silk limpid medium grey satin, crowned by a second one in burgundy Prince of Wales.
Cleofe Finati men’s wedding outfits rich in significance, able to tell a story.
A fashion expression, an extremely elegant wedding suit and pure artistic creation dedicated to a groom looking for a “unique” creation. A refined men’s wedding outfit signed Cleofe Finati.