Darren Barrowcliff is still new at Hardy Amies, a Savile Row stalwart known, at times, for breaking the street's longstanding formal boy's club codes. For for this season, he reveled in the house's mild anti-establishment lean in creating a solid collection that felt fresh for the block -something we(ve seen Savile Row's denizens try more and more in recent times, with varying degrees of success. Most exciting to see was denim. Mr Barrowcliff showed some really lovely pieces, inspired by archival Hardy Amies designs, including a hand-washed bleach jacket, and trousers with finely frayed hems, which will be about as natty an option as any beachgoing Englishman will find come next summer. Other points of interest included a wheat-color mac trench with a high-necked closure, an Italian cotton "blouson" with nickel trimming, and a thinly chic unstructured tuxedo in black wool. As the designer mentioned, Hardy Amies has an "innovative past". He can now add a new chapter of smartly creative thinking to the register.