by Alexander Fury .

Les Smokings - Totally Leathered

When Giles Deacon decides to make a leather jacket, he really means a leather jacket - hence even the seams of our custom Giles tuxedo are interlinked using strips of bonded leather, rather than the usual needle 'n' thread. Whip and blanket-stitching fuses the pattern pieces together through specially-punched holes, and finish the hems of this one-off piece also. Of course, leather is second-nature to Giles - not only was his feti-chic A/W 2011 eponymous collection fairly heaving with the stuff, but he was head honcho at the esteemed leather house of Bottega Veneta from 2000-2001 before launching his own label. Remember their nappa puffer jackets, woven-leather blazers and five-figure mirror and ring-lizard sequin shift-dresses? I do, and I must confess rather fondly. Bit of a dream Le Smoking for me here today (where's my damned chequebook...)