Today I took receipt of my outfit for Russell & Mimi’s wedding and with excitement finally got chance to try on my handmade waistcoat and top hat for that very special occasion that is happening in under three weeks.
The waistcoat has been cut to fit my particular physique (after all, I am not called ‘Giantmonk’ without good reason!) and is made from a brocade style heavy cotton in cream and ivory. It features a darker gold satin back and matching pocket lining.
The original design did not incorporate a pocket, but then I realised that I absolutely needed a way of carrying around a couple of very special items on the wedding day and needed a place where they would feel safe and secure, so I quickly phoned my tailor and made sure that this was taken into consideration.
The waistcoat is fastened down the centre with three fine buttons in an ivory colour. To set the outfit off and to complement such a debonaire monkey as myself I have elected to wear a top hat, which I hope you’ll agree is rather fine and fetching.
Such a fine figure I shall cut in this dandy gear that I had to stop the temptation to get a monocle, but I thought this would only highlight the fact that one of my eyes is slightly larger than the other.
Now all I have to do is wait until I get to wear my top hat and waistcoat for the actual day – I absolutely cannot wait as I never thought that I’d ever be part of something so exciting as a wedding!