This is an article originally published by The Daily Telegraph Magazine in April of 1968, which was titled New Plumes in the Peacock's tail..it was the magazine's first editorial in a series on men's clothes. Sadly, I don't own this actual issue of the Telegraph as it is extremely rare, however I have managed to piece it together from various other books which it has been featured in. The cover shot of Terence Stamp by Hans Feurer is without a doubt my absolute favourite photograph. Terence is wearing a custom made, fitted, double breasted suit in black barathea with edge trimming on the lapels and pockets (you can see the detail more accurately in the second photograph). The suit was made by his long time friend Doug Hayward, who by all accounts was not only an extremely talented tailor but also an incredibly likeable and interesting character. His personal client list included many well known high profile celebrities but you may be more familiar with his work through the medium of cinema, particularly the suits that he created for Steve McQueen in The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) and Michael Caine in The Italian Job (1969). You can read more extensively about his career in tailoring here, and I have also included an interview about Doug, with Terence Stamp and Audi Charles, which was filmed at his premises in Mount Street.
Terence Stamp in tight black barathea suit, made to measure, 70gns, at Doug Hayward. It's double-breasted jacket has wide lapels edged with braiding. Hayward is seated in the background. Photograph by Hans Feurer.
Another photograph of Terence wearing the Doug Hayward double breasted barathea suit, obviously part of the same Daily Telegraph Magazine editorial, but I scanned this photograph from the Sixties Source Book by Nigel Cawthorne.
Patrick Proctor, artist, always appeared in dashing wide-brimmed hats with tailored suits. In Bond Street hatters Herbert Johnson, his choice was red velvet. Daily Telegraph magazine, 5 april 1968. photograph: Hans Feurer.
In the cutting rooms at Mr Fish, director Barry Sainsbury with Christopher Lynch, stylist. Sainsbury's embroidered brocade evening jacket was 65 gns to order. Slim and double-breasted with low buttons and wide lapels, it was worn with a rollneck evening shirt. Daily Telegraph Magazine, 5 April 1968. Photograph: Hans Feurer.
(All images scanned by Sweet Jane from The Day of the Peacock-Style for Men 1963-1973 Geoffrey Aquilina Ross and Sixties Source Book A Visual Reference To The Style of A Decade by Nigel Cawthorne)