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2011 StyleTimeline by Charles Tyrwhitt

Today Charles Tyrwhitt, the men’s shirts specialist, has released a style timeline to show the iconic looks of the last year and their influence on menswear. The timeline looks back at how events such as film releases, television shows and cultural happenings have influenced the way men in the UK dressed over the past 12 months.

The events coincide with the year’s tailoring trend, influenced by both traditional British materials and iconic vintage styles, making 2011 a pivotal year for menswear.

Important style landmarks include the centenary of Harris Tweed and the release of the film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, which both inspired classic cuts and heritage fabrics. 300 years of Royal Ascot makes an appearance for showcasing the best in morning dress year after year.

Of course, Mad Men also features for inspiring 1960s style clothing over several seasons and for main man, Don Draper’s penchant for a sharp wool suit.

New to our screens last February, the award winning television series Boardwalk Empire is responsible for adding a 1920s influence to men’s wardrobes this year. The second season is currently running on Sky Atlantic and finishes on Christmas Eve.

Charles Tyrwhitt menswear continues the tradition of Jermyn Street menswear retailers. It is famous for its quality and attention to detail, which is characteristic of British heritage brands.


Notes to editors:

About Charles Tyrwhitt

Charles Tyrwhitt was founded in 1986 by Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler while he was a student at Bristol University. It has now become one of the most trusted names in the retail sector, underlined by its unconditional three-month guarantee on returns. Halle Berry, Forest Whittaker and Sir Alan Sugar are among some of Charles Tyrwhitt’s celebrated clients. Nick Wheeler is married to Chrissie Rucker, founder of The White Company. The couple have four children.

Timeline image credits:

All images in the timeline have been approved for editorial use. However, selected images have a mandatory image credit. If published, the timeline graphic must include the mandatory image credits listed at the bottom of the feature.

* Jon Hamm from Mad Men -
* Plan B - Nick Pickles - Mandatory Credit WENN
* Royal Ascot - The Queen and Prince Philip - Mandatory Credit -WENN
* Royal Wedding - istock
* Ryan Gosling from Drive - Mandatory Credit - Lia Toby
* Anthony Mackie from the Adjustment Bureau - Mandatory credit -
* Boardwalk Empire - Mandatory Credit - Sky Atlantic (British Sky Broadcasting)
* Buddy Holly- istock
* Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Mandatory Credit-
* Hugh Grant at the Leveson Inquiry - Mandatory Credit-
* Kate Moss and Jamie Hince - Mandatory Credit-
* Colin Firth in Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy Mandatory Credit - Studio Canal

Media enquiries:

For more information or a hi-res version of the timeline please contact:

Eshe Brown at Propellernet on 01273 760959

Rebecca Norris at Propellernet on 01273 760967

or email

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