Norton of Morton

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Saturday 6 June 2015

The gentleman's new clothes

In which G.M. Norton wears one of his favourite summer outfits.

We're now in June, it would seem. Crikey, where has this year gone?

Dressing well during the scorching heat can be a tricky task. This is one outfit I recently cobbled together, which I thought I would share with you. Now, here's the thing so prepare yourself - not a single item was obtained second-hand, which is quite a rarity for me. I can sense your disappointment.

I'm please to report that despite assembling the outfit new, the overall cost is still relatively affordable. 

Here is a quite run through. Please bear with me but I've committed the prices to my head and given the strain I regularly put my brain under, I may be a few pounds out here and there.
  • Navy drill cotton jacket from workwear website, Yarmo - £20
  • Tattersall shirt from Samuel Windsor - £7.50
  • Blue tie from Matalan - £6
  • Red paisley pocket square from Matalan - £3
  • Braces from Darcy Clothing - £15
  • Claret moleskin trousers from Samuel Windsor - £20
  • Stripy socks from Mark John's - £10 (VIP sock club)
  • Co-respondent shoes from Frank Tailor - £29 (on sale)
Total cost - £110.50
I don't think that is too expensive for all those different items. The cotton drill jacket is one of my most recent purchases. Available at places like Darcy Clothing and Old Town for quite tea spluttering sums, a quick search of a few industrial workwear websites produced the same result, but at the fraction of the cost. 
Navy jackets are so versatile. One day, I will show you just how versatile they are. No lining, the cotton jacket is ideal for the summer months if like me, you prefer to wear a jacket.
The shoes, from Frank Tailor, are my first foray into the world of co-respondent footwear. I've worn them to the office a few times now. Definitely not for the faint-hearted! I've not had this kind of attention since the lip weasel was adorning my face.

I do hope you enjoy this little peek at my wardrobe. 

G.M. Norton
Protagonist of 'Norton of Morton'



  1. Hello there

    Excellent recommendations there for a summer outfit that won't break the bank. (or one's butler's bank account, for that matter - he bails us out on numerous occasions...). As the temperature has risen a little, I find tweed is proving a little warm for this time of year, so I will look into acquiring something similar.

    I see the facial furniture is back -



    1. Ah yes, as much as I love tweed, things do get a little heated at this time of year. Although I rather fancy some summer weight tweed. The beard happened quite by chance but the return of hair on my face is a welcome return! It was only a case of when I followed your bearded example, Sir.


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