Male Muse: Patrick Grant.

December 21, 2009
Although I seem to make it my life’s mission to rail against it during the year, it’s at Christmas that tradition seems bearable, if not entirely embraceable. Patrick Grant, he who’s credited with the revival of the once great, then stagnant, now great again London tailors, Norton & Sons, is not only a learned and suave man but also consistently turns himself out impeccably.
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With an EMBA, and a thesis on luxury British heritage brands therein, Grant knows a thing or two of the outfitting of the modern gentleman. His passion for the sustenance of the art of tailoring and his preoccupation with the provenance of both his clothing for E. Tautz and Norton & Sons (cloths derive mainly from the British Isles) marks him apart from contemporaries.
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His style is both preened and subtly playful so as to not appear austere in its sophistication. It’s quintessentially British, it’s conservative and it’s out-of-my-cash-league but its old-world allure is undeniable. This is not a manner of dressing I’d ever attempt to emulate but this time of year, I believe, demands such a harking back.
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Read more on and from Mr. Grant here, here and here.
Images from Wayne Tippetts, The Sartorialist and Swipelife
  • John Malvin December 22, 2009 at 3:55 am

    I especially like the third article. Makes me feel better about not knowing what exactly I want in a suit.

  • La Société de Mode December 22, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    He just looks genial. Somehow he manages to make highwater cuffed pants look mature and distinguished. Great post.Love,Maddy, Alec, and RebeccaLa Société de Mode | The Fashion Society

  • Tom December 23, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    I love his style. I wish I can dress like him. He seems so approachable and nice. Love love love everything about him.

  • Anastasia and Duck December 8, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Haha came across this post when googling him after seeing his picture winning at the BFAs last night. I find myself very attracted to him… Do we know if he's homo or no?xxDuck

  • Cillian December 8, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    A&D: Pretty sure it's – unfortunately – a no, he's not homo as far as I'm aware. Crying shame, really.C.

  • Unknown May 10, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Overall, Mr Grant does look good, but he violates one major thing related to fit in the first photo: His collar is standing away from his neck–a sartorial miscue if ever there were one.

  • Anonymous December 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    collar standing away…kind of impossible to prevent if your neck is leaning forward,just a bad pic I imagine