You probably remember the 2014 action blockbuster, Kingsman: The Secret Service. Starring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and Taron Egerton, the whirlwind spy film thrilled audiences with its cinematic vision – it was a little bit of James Bond on steroids with some Tarantino-esque bloodbaths thrown in the mix. Another aspect of the film that stood out was the emphasis on what a proper gentlemen should dress like. Firth’s character, Harry Hart, dropped wise adages like “oxfords, not brogues” and “the suit is a modern gentleman’s armour”, inspiring many to look upon the double-breasted, three-piece suit in new light.
Online retail destination, Mr Porter, was greatly inspired by Kingsman’s sartorial attitude and released a collaborative label that centred on premium menswear by British labels. Given the positive reception the first two editions of the line garnered, Mr Porter’s Kingsman line is now in its third season. A slim, modern fit is the mainstay of the collection’s suits, atop which Mr Porter styles essential accessories like luggage, casualwear and eyewear that flatter with its British accents.
Brands like Orlebar Brown, Turnbull & Asser and Cutler & Gross were called upon to contribute to the line this season, and style consultant Adam Cameron explained the new direction that the Kingsman range was taking. “With the movie franchise effectively dormant for at least the next few seasons, we have the chance now to define the Kingsman brand on its own terms. The first collection had to live up to the challenge of looking good, both on screen and in real life, but we’re not held back by that any more, which frees us up to take things in a more commercial direction.”