The Tokyo 2020 Olympics has kicked off a year later than planned due to the global pandemic which of course, has seen many major sporting events pushed back or cancelled. Almost a week later and the event has certainly seen some fantastic sporting moments and jubilation amongst the teams. As we know, time is a key element in the various sports that take place, and on the 22nd July 2021, OMEGA celebrated their recognition as the official timekeeper for the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the 29th year. A few famous faces and sports personalities were in attendance at the dinner in London and amongst them, we couldn't help but notice some cool elements of tailoring too. Let's take a look at who wore what:
Actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster dressed for the party as he wore a double-breasted black tuxedo with sharp contrasting peak lapels and a six-button front to also match the lapels. With the bottom button left unfastened, the actor's jacket featured two flapped pockets again in the contrasting satin which, with its natural sheen, reflected the surrounding light greatly. The cuffs were arranged in a 4-button style with soft structured shoulders to balance the peak lapels. The subtle show of the folded white pocket square is pulled through the pairing of his shirt with a classic collar, accessorised with a cream/light yellow tie. The trousers are cut straight with a centre crease matching the sharp lines of the jacket as the hem sits on the shoe, causing a slight break on the front and the classic side stripe making for quite a stylish party look.
Former British Olympic rower Pete Reed wore a great smart/casual ensemble consisting of a burgundy with grey windowpane check blazer and matching charcoal grey trousers. The jacket includes notch lapels, two flapped pockets and a two-button front. The same buttons on the front are also on the jacket cuffs in a 3-button arrangement, slightly shorter than his white shirt sleeves to expose the single cuffs at the bottom. The front of the jacket has a slight curved edge as it leads into the hem, the Olympian accessorising with a silver tie that matches great with the grey details throughout his ensemble. The hem of the casual trousers just sit slightly above the opening of his black shoes but is great for his smart/casual outfit at the event.
Presenter and actor Reggie Yates also opted for a more casual choice as he wore a charcoal grey jacket and paired with baggy navy/grey trousers, with the hem of these trousers sitting over the top of his trainers. The jacket included three patch pockets, two large ones on the bottom and a smaller one on the chest which is positioned slightly behind the notch lapels. The jacket is made with a two-button front opting for darker buttons on the front and also on the 4-button cuffs. The centre front of the item curves round to the straight hem as it worn over the white shirt with a low crew neck, an overall minimal and casual choice of attire.
Lianne La Havas
Singer Lianne La Havas attended the celebratory party wearing a summery floor-length dress with its print featuring various shades of yellow. The sleeves are puffy and gathered into a tall and fitted cuff on both sleeves, with the shoulders giving the dress structure to what is otherwise a garment full of movement. The V-neck of the dress is outlined in subtle way through embellishment and is picked up through her choker necklace and the accessorising of the black watch straps. The bottom of the gown flares out slightly and strengthens the elegant effect of the fabric's natural drape and makes for a lovely outfit for an occasion such as this.
Actor Gwilym Lee's choice of smart/casual attire was a matching two-piece suit with a subtle check pattern woven into the dark blue cloth. As he styled the suit with a plain white t-shirt designed with a crew neck, the actor's jacket could be seen with notch lapels, a two-button front and soft shoulders for a more relaxed feel to the suit. The cuffs are designed in a 3-button arrangement with each button being a different colour to pick out the check pattern and also overlapping one another slightly. The buttonhole on the left lapel of the jacket is sewn in grey to make it a noticeable feature, albeit a subdued detail. It's lined in a sharp aquamarine satin whilst the trousers are a tapered cut with the hem finishing above his trainers. The subtle centre crease and side pockets add to the relaxed vibe of the smart/casual look.
Former Olympic athlete Linford Christie showed why a waistcoat is a great element of a suit to wear as he was present at the event. The waistcoat is a single-breasted cut and designed with no lapels and an angled notch hem. With a six-button front, the waistcoat also includes two thin angled pockets whilst the back of the garment is cut in a darker grey of the same cloth weave seen throughout. Christie's matching grey trousers are a slim fit with the centre crease on show through the break at the bottom as the hem falls over the shoes. His shirt is a plain white button-up piece with a standard collar and worn open for that relaxed feel in the outfit. The sleeves finish with a double cuff which are fastened with a silver pair of cufflinks as he styles his left sleeve tucked underneath his watch.
Susan Bender Whitfield
Creative director and editor Susan Bender Whitfield kept it chic as she wore a spaghetti strap black dress with a soft V-neck which drapes down to just above her ankles. The bottom of the dress conveys the cloth's natural folds for extra shape to the look as she wears a cropped white lace jacket over the top. The hem is a scalloped edge and finished with embellishment which follows up the left side of the centre front to the collar. The collar has a substantial collar stand to create a strong and structured collar itself whilst involved on a delicate cloth. The floral patterns seen within the jacket are symmetrical as the shoulder line drapes softly down to the bottom of the garment.
Actor Jonah Hauer-King kept it cool as he attended the celebration wearing a dark blue/grey blend casual jacket with the matching trousers. The actor also styled the set with a plain white t-shirt made with a crew neck which works well with the jacket's short collar. All five buttons down the front are left unfastened as he poses with his hands tucked into the trouser front pockets for that extra relaxed look. It also includes four patch pockets, with two smaller ones on the chest and the larger ones at the bottom featuring a pocket flap sitting over the top. The sleeves are slightly loose before falling into the short buttoned cuffs. The front has a round front and curves smoothly into the hem, sitting over the trousers nicely that feature a turned up hem to complete this relaxed and casual wardrobe choice.
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