BBC - The Perfect Suit
The Perfect Suit is a witty exploration of the evolution of the gentleman’s suit. Presenter and journalist Alastair Sooke only owns one suit but he is fascinated by how the matching jacket and trousers has become a uniform for men. Over the last 100 years the suit has evolved from working man’s Sunday best to the casual wear of Royalty. But, for many, „the suit” is synonymous with all that is dull. So tailor Charlie Allen, Gordon Richardson, chief designer at a leading high street menswear brand, and Sir Paul Smith all show Alastair how the suit can be a cutting-edge fashion item and „armour” to face the world.