Published September 08, 2008
Spurr of the Moment
Tuxedos and Python Boots
You love your jeans and T-shirts as much as anyone, but they don't always mix with the other side of your
closet. So when someone who's made their name in denim crosses the formal divide, we get concerned...but
also a little curious.
's new line of suits and accessories, a few upscale gems from a denim guy, hitting
stores this week.
Simon Spurr's been churning out quality jeans since he left Ralph Lauren's Purple and Black labels to go it
on his own, but he's finally come up with something you can take into the boardroom. The suits won't get rid
of your wild side, but they'll mold it into something a little more versatile, with Wild West touches (like
the python-skin boots and exposed ties) hearkening back to a time when three-piece suits still had a few
hints of the unsavory. In other words, don't be surprised if you're mistaken for the company's in-house
The slim chalk-stripe three-piece is the flagship model, but you can try out a tuxedo if you're getting
extra formal—or you have an embassy ball to attend. And if you feel like getting rough again, there's
always the Belstaff-style wax cotton motorcycle jacket, the perfect thing to save your skin next time your
Vespa goes down.
Just because you're in a suit doesn't mean you can't get your hands dirty.
Spurr Suits and Accessories