• Norman Hilton AW11


    The resuscitation of Norman Hilton last fall by successor, and son, Nick Hilton featured a classic 3/2 roll notch lapel—one of the best I’ve ever worn—and a true natural shoulder. The 2011 autumn/winter collection continues to feature Lovat Mills’ shetland tweed constructed in New York’s garment district. Though Hilton continues to employ a pattern from 1963 found in the Norman Hilton archives, “there’s been some updating to modernize the proportions,” says accomplice Chris Callis.

    As a tip of the hat to the eponymous designer’s alma mater, Princeton’s idyllic campus served as the backdrop for the sport-coats’ initial launch. For this fall, I headed to the Philadelphia countryside to photograph the handful of jackets, along with the introduction of Norman Hilton shirts and trousers. The Cannon lavender tweed sport-coat above, while unexpected, is a promising stand-out. It, along with Norman Hilton’s full collection, is available now at NormanHilton.com.

    Oct 12, 2011 | Permalink (8) Total Comments

    Brian E left a comment on 10/16/2011 at 4:50 PM:

    “Modernize the proportions?”  There’s nothing less “classic” than dropping seven bills on a sport coat that will be passé when the winds of fashion inevitably change in a year or two.  The Norman Hilton line is the most promising development in Ivy League clothing out there right now.  Nobody, not even the old stand-bys like BB, Press and OC have a true natural shoulder 3/2 sack.  I really hope they don’t ruin it by making all of their sport coats fit like boys sizes.

    Paul Eilenberg left a comment on 10/14/2011 at 6:14 PM:

    Yes great fall jacket. Lapels are perfect! Would love it better with one of our knit ties, but then I have a horse in that race, LOL.

    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 10/14/2011 at 3:40 PM:

    Great jacket—but why are the lapels so skinny?!

    OldGeorgetowner left a comment on 10/14/2011 at 12:07 AM:

    At first glance I saw the coat and thought, “oh god..”, then I took a second look and the construction of this coat is superb, really.  I love the natural shoulder, the collar, the fit-well done.  LOVE the tie with that shirt.  Really, a great look.  This one is a winner.

    Benn left a comment on 10/13/2011 at 11:46 AM:

    Norman Hilton is the king of collegiate cool! These are great jackets, all the polish of a suit, but with less effort! I hope NH continues to be embraces so the label will thrive.

    Preposity left a comment on 10/13/2011 at 9:22 AM:

    Great shot, lovely lighting, I saw a few more on the Norman Hilton site, but I hope you’re planning to reveal a few more on here, love the fishing shot.

    Joker left a comment on 10/13/2011 at 9:16 AM:

    Why so serious?

    John left a comment on 10/12/2011 at 11:35 PM:

    Love these jackets.