Chester Barrie Sponsors the 40th Laurence Olivier Awards

Monday night saw A listers and fashionistas alike taking their rightful places at this years Laurence Olivier Awards. Celebrating it’s 40th year, a lot of the guests, nominees and even presenters were dressed immaculately in attire by Chester Barrie.


Chester Barrie

Founded in 1935 Chester Barrie is a quintessentially British brand offering gents like you and I top notch suits, shirts ties and accessories. 

Their first shop opened in Londons iconic Savile Row in 1937 and has been there ever since, You’ll find their flagship shop at number 19. When you visit just know that you’re rubbing shoulders with the likes of Cary Grant, Winston Churchill and Frank Sinatra who all enjoyed the classic tailoring of Chester Barrie.

Savile Row in the good old days

The Laurence Olivier Awards X Chester Barrie

Mr David Gandy attended the event in a beautiful grey jacket made from, cotton and cashmere and Loro Piana silk. Also in attendance was Valkyrie actor Jamie Parker who was rightly nominated for ‘Best Actor in a musical’ for Guys And Dolls. The evening saw him wearing a classic Chester Barrie shawl collar jacket.

David Gandy looking sleek and sophisticated in his grey jacket
Jamie Parker in double breasted waistcoat and shawl collar jacket

The evening saw Kenneth Cranham win the award for ‘Best Actor’ for his role in The Father, the English version of the French drama.

Best Actor in a supporting role’ went to Mark Gatiss for Three Days in The Country. Both gentlemen were dressed in Chester Barrie, wearing their classic black dinner suit.

Kenneth Cranham winner of ‘Best Actor’

Winner of ‘Best Actor in a supporting role’ Mark Gatiss with Dame Judy Dench with her eighth Olivier Award

Star of the TV show Hustle and OBE Adrian Lester was nominated for ‘Best Actor’ which, if won, would have seen his is mantelpiece straining under the ever increasing weight of his numerous award wins. Adrian decided to wear velvet to the ceremony and looked particularly dapper in his Chester Barrie jacket.

Adrian Lester switching this up by wearing a velvet jacket

This season sees a new design from Chester Barrie with ‘The Drury’ Described as a classical rich three piece suit, it’s one made for the event as it oozes the level of glamour needed for such a ceremony. The suit was sported exclusively by previous winner of ‘Best Actor’ Mr Rory Kinnear.

With a single link fastening Mr Kinnear’s jacket features a black shawl collar and matching gauntlet cuffs. 

Mr Kinnear in ‘The Drury’ suit

My award for ‘Best Suit’ of the evening would have gone to Alfred Enoch who cut a dash in a textured burgundy mohair suit. Not only did the colour stand out from the expected black of the evening but the jacket has a distinctive twist with its red velvet collar. That suit is on my want list!

Alfred Enoch dares to be different in his burgundy suit by Chester Barrie

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