Tag: Savile Row
A good suit communicates respectability and style; and is a statement of status and authority. But only if it’s done correctly. Knowing the correct etiquette of what, how and what not to wear for an occasion, is important. So the correct style, colour and fabric of a suit for a particular occasion may need to be selected carefully. If it hasn’t been thought through properly, there is a danger of just looking foolish in a fancy suit. Phillip Alexander have vast knowledge and experience in advising their customers on the correct tailor made suit to wear and most important, what not to wear.
Ayres Goncalo was born and raised in a traditional tailor’s family and soon showed interest in this art. His grandfather, Ayres Carneiro da Silva owner of the Ayres Alta Costura business, was considered one of the best Portuguese tailors; His career spanned seventy illustrious years where he tailored suits and other articles to a distinguished clientele, including artists, sports people, members of Parliament and bankers.
Andrew Ramroop is a founder of the Savile Row Academy tailoring school and Master Tailor and Director of Maurice Sedwell, bespoke tailors of Savile Row. He is a true craftsman and one of the world’s finest tailors. He is in fact the only practicing tailor on Savile Row with an OBE from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for services to Bespoke Tailoring and Training.
Lund and Lund's history begins in the late 1930?s when the two brother tailors Hans and Jesper Lund were sent abroad to learn the highest level of pattern cutting. Hans took off to America whilst Jesper underwent his education at the renowned tailors Anderson & Sheppard on Savile Row in London.
Paul Henry Tailoring launched as a centre of excellence for tailoring, in a bid to save what is becoming a dying craft in Ireland. Paul Henry Tailoring offers the traditional Savile Row style experience of bespoke tailoring to its clientele from its showroom on Strand Street Great.
Tailoring lies at the very heart of Alexander McQueen and is a fundamental part of the house. Combining traditional techniques with new and innovative approaches, a bespoke Alexander McQueen suit is expertly crafted to the highest quality and with the utmost attention to detail.
Phillip Alexander are experienced and long established bespoke tailors, with a tradition stretching back nearly 140 years. From showroom facilities in London Savile Row and Wilmslow Cheshire, Phillip Alexander provide a full range of high quality tailoring services; Full Bespoke Savile Row garments, Made to measure Semi-Bespoke, Bespoke Shirts and a Tailored Dress Hire Service.
roomten are an exclusive British tailors creating elegant and fitted suits. They find more people are seeking out exclusivity and comfort through our Bespoke or Made-to-Measure suits, coats and more. They specifically tailor your garment to your body, your taste and your personality. The cornerstone of their success is their ‘West End’ and ‘Mayfair’ blocks that they have developed over years to create a flattering appearance whilst still adhering to the principles of Savile Row tailoring.
Chester Barrie is a modern Savile Row menswear brand with a rich heritage. At its core is a tailoring offer that is designed for men who know that looking good is important. The highlight is a Red Carpet story that mixes glamour and sophistication to create an offer that looks fantastic from Hollywood to London's West End but throughout the collection there are pieces men will turn to when it matters most.
Buying a business suit is not just investing in an expensive item in your wardrobe, which, according to the law of averages, you’ll probably wear around 100 times.
Your wedding is a day that comes once in a lifetime. Whatever time of year it takes place, this day certainly merits your best effort in putting together your sharpest look. Here are a few tips in what to look for in your perfect suit, when to get it and a few more recommendations by the Savile Row's expert designers and tailors.
It’s time to review your wardrobe and plan your winter purchases. As men often invest in clothing items, footwear and accessories that you know are going to last and that can be worn in countless combinations and a variety of occasions. The Savile Row's recommendation for this is the tweed jacket. The absolute wardrobe essential for every man; a staple, that can also be bold, full of character, fresh and modern.
Patrick Grant, Creative Director of Savile Row tailors, Norton & Sons, and winner of the British Fashion Award for Best Menswear Designer has created a one-of-a-kind suit that is engineered perfectly for the modern man. The suit, taking inspiration from the technology-infused traditional timepieces in Casio Edifice’s Bluetooth SMART range, features several modern twists on classic Savile Row tailoring.
Hand crafted tailor made clothing, the ultimate sartorial tradition.A legacy of rareified elegance continues in the spirit of Savile Row tailoring.Frank bespoke offers impeccably crafted suits, shirts, trousers, top coats, sport coats and formal wear.
Today, we are going to present the most expensive suits in the world. Most of these suits are necessarily reserved for the superclass: The world’s leading businessmen, celebrities, and world leaders who can afford to spend more money on a single suit than you can afford to spend on your car (or even your house). Such is the nature and allure of the exclusivity inherent in these, the 10 most expensive men’s suits in the world.
Giovanni Luigi Bordone is a Brand Ambassador of Scabal - a Belgian company with 109 tailoring partners across the globe. He won our contest Most Stylish Real Men October 2016. He told us about himself and his work as a stylist.
Originally from a working-class town outside of Manchester in the North of England, David was never satisfied with the ordinary. Inspired by a Modernist ethos, David began getting his own suits custom made for himself as a teenager. As a young Graphic Arts student in Leeds, David was quickly swept up by the world of fine tailoring joining the Savile Row house Gieves & Hawkes at the age of 19.
Alexandra's passion is to make bespoke suits that fit like no other. To make the wearer feel like the owner of his clothes and not the other way round. Whether it's soft shoulders or rope shoulders, a gift for instantly recognising what will complement and enhance your look is one of Alexandra's keenest talents. You’ll be feeling good on the inside and exuding confidence on the outside.
Crichton Bespoke was founded as bespoke shirt makers over 50 years ago and since then have expanded their skill set to emphasise a focus on the traditional, British school of gentleman’s tailoring. Today the business enjoys a reputation for creating some of finest bespoke suits in the UK, while their bespoke shirt offering is as strong as ever. They service a growing but highly discerning customer base with classic and contemporary pieces in the Savile Row tradition.
Bespoke suits are the centerpiece of their business and it’s what their firm has been doing better than anyone else for well over a century. Their eye for tailoring and detail is the reason Zink & Sons is still making suits today. With over 118 years of experience in this field we are the best in the business.
Richard James Spring/Summer ‘17 collection snaps the brim of its toquilla straw hat down sharply and speeds across the shimmering, sun-slapped cyan sweep of the Straits of Florida to hedonistic ‘50s Havana in the company of the enchanting, exquisitely attired British gentleman adventurer and contrebandier Michael Dandy Kim Caborn-Waterfield.
Your sartorial adventure with Scabal comprises of selecting the finest luxury fabric, choosing the style of the cut crafted with Savile Row tailors techniques to suit your individual measurements, down to picking your unique personalised detailing both inside-and-out.
An international editorial photographer covering fashion, events and bespoke hand made luxury goods. Love being behind the camera and visually expressing myself. To help communicate and express ideas, stories and narratives through photography.
From January 12, 2017 to July 21, 2018, Savile Row Academy organizes Bespoke Tailor's Certificate Course, including four modules, designed to meet Savile Row's world renowned standards of excellence.
Savile Row Academy is a tailoring school founded by Andrew Ramroop, Master Tailor and Director of Maurice Sedwell Ltd. The objective of the Academy is to protect, enhance and develop the value of bespoke tailoring by training aspiring tailors to the highest attainable standards.
This exciting course, offered by London College of Fashion, is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of bespoke tailoring. A tailoring apprentice takes 7 years to perfect one's craft, so it's a good idea to have a taste before you commit.
Savile Row London is world known as the home of hand-crafted British bespoke suits. Recently international designer labels and tailors has opened their shops in the street offering also ready-to-wear and made-to-measure suiting.
Bespoke tailor Edward Sexton established his eponymous house in 1990 in Knightsbridge, West London. He began developing his own workshop; overseeing tailors that met his high standards and teaching his personal philosophy on tailoring to this select few.
Welsh and Jefferies is a small but neat shop situated at number 20 Savile Row offering bespoke suits and coats. The Cut and Fitting are done under the control of Head Cutter James Cottrell, whom I met in July 2016 and interviewed at his Savile Row shop.
It is with great pride that Scabal can announce the appointment of Campbell Dunn as the company’s new Head of Design. With an established pedigree in creating classically luxurious menswear, Campbell aims to take the company to the next creative level.
'My name is Brian Lishak and I have been working in Savile Row for 60 years and also travelling on behalf of companies in Savile Row for that period of time. What we do here is what is called bespoke, which is made by hand from start to finish...'
Malan Breton’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection, presented during New York Fashion Week, showcased the designer’s impeccable tailoring and elaborate details that were combined with unconfined, liberated silhouettes. His precision Savile Row cuts were a testament to a newfound direction in menswear styles. Popsicle prints and denim led the way.
The journey of the menswear collection begins in 1960s swinging London and moves to a dusty exotic world. Traditional, sharply cut Savile Row tailoring in sober shades gradually becomes more exotic and opulent, inspired by India during the Empire period, where the palette and iconography is fully embraced, from safari colours to sun-bleached leopard prints and exotic landscapes to ornate embroideries. Jewellery fit for a Maharaja reference the lavishness of the time and the spirit of the 60s adds a dandified irreverence to the collection.
Established in 1865 and located at number 10 Savile Row, Dege & Skinner is one of Savile Row's oldest and most respected bespoke tailors and has been dressing Royalty, Heads of State, business men and men of style for over 150 years... and counting!
The notion of romance has a unique significance for Edward Sexton. Not only is our approach to bespoke clothing influenced primarily by a genuine love for the tailor’s art, but Edward’s influences are distinctly romantic and nostalgic; the Sexton aesthetic is has its origins in the understated and masculine gentleman’s dress of the Art Deco era
Tom Baker specialises in both traditional and avant-garde bespoke tailoring. He trained for five years at Hardy Amies (Savile Row) until 1996 when he founded Sir Tom Baker in Soho, London. It was on Savile Row that he was taught to cut and fit in the most classical English way.
As a company, the Savile Row company has made it their mission to provide the customers with genuine luxury clothing at affordable prices. They also aim to extend these same high standards across all aspects of business, with particular focus being placed on a truly exceptional and personal level of customer service; to them, this isn’t considered a luxury, it is the fundamental foundation on which their business has been built.
Rory Duffy is proud to announce the opening of his school of tailoring "Handcraft Tailor Academy" (Monaghan, Ireland) - an institute dedicated to preserving the art of handcraft tailoring for the next generation.
Patrick Grant is a British fashion designer and creative director of bespoke tailors Norton & Sons of Savile Row. As a media figure he is best known as a judge on the television series, The Great British Sewing Bee.
After taking over Norton in 2005, Grant has been credited with rejuvenating the once ailing business. He relaunched E. Tautz & Sons as a ready to wear label in 2009, for which he was awarded the Menswear Designer award at the British Fashion Awards in 2010.
Davies & Son has the longest history of any independent Tailor on Savile Row and we are proud of it. Their story began in 1803. Along the way they have acquired the tailoring houses of Johns and Pegg, Fallan and Harvey, James and James, Wells of Mayfair and many more, each one adding to their own knowledge, experience and history. In over two centuries of bespoke tailoring they have made garments for 4 Kings, 7 Crown Princes, 18 Knights of the Realm and 2 US presidents.
Helen Anthony is a luxury London-based British menswear brand , a rising star of Savile Row. Label's range of high-quality, bespoke and ready-to-wear suits, leather collection and hand knitting collection offers a huge versatility.
Bespoke craftsmanship encapsulates everything that Jeff Banks hold precious in the design world. Expert, precision tailoring, that sensational feel of the finest quality cloth, delicate stitching and the intricate detail of individual buttons and monogramming - all delivered with an unsurpassable service reminiscent of a more traditional era...
As one of the first of the new generation of tailors on Savile Row, Gary Anderson opened in 1998, having been established in 1958. The aim of the company was to provide the finest mens tailoring, with a fashion edge and attract a younger clientel to Savile Row tailoring. The formula was very successful and the tailoring business thrived and expanded in the following years, building a new generation of fashion conscious younger men who were discovering the quality of fit and individuality that only a fully tailored garment can offer.
Every stage of the creative process, fro the sketches to the final fittings, is cared out on the third floor of rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore. One hundred years of following a tradition of perfection where errors are unacceptable; where one's profession is cherished because handmade does not stem from elite craftsmanship, but from pure art.
Mark Marengo is a British brand that offers the best tailoring tradition of Savile Row with a contemporary design edge. Mark and his team of in-house tailors offer fully bespoke suits, custom shirts, ties, hand-made shoes, and original accessories, alongside Mark Marengo Pr?t-?-Porter.
Helen Anthony is the new premium British marque. British in style and design and unrivalled in quality. They tailor the highest quality garments, produced from the finest leathers, yarns and wools, with unparalleled style and haute couture. The designs are contemporary, sharp and daring, yet retain the essential classic elements that make them appeal to the more discerning gentleman.
The history of Henry Poole lies at the heart of the Savile Row suit. It is both a family story and a story of an international business that covers the past, the present and the future. From our historical tailoring bloodline through to our current bespoke process for creating a range of clothing garments (including shirts, blazers, sports jackets, top coats, overcoats, dress wear and, of course, tailored suits), Poole’s epitomises the glory behind Savile Row tradition of pure bespoke tailoring.
A full set of forty measures are taken during the first consultation to ascertain shape, posture, balance and proportion. A paper pattern is then drafted, unique to the customer. For the first fitting the suit is taken to a baste, with an unlined jacket to demonstrate and refine the shape and style.
James Sleater from the Cad & The Dandy in Savile Row outlines the key differences between a sports coat vs a blazer and the single breasted and double breasted jackets.
James Sleater from the Cad & The Dandy on Savile Row explains the correct suit arm length for a jacket.
Sleeve length is an important one, you’re looking for about quarter to half an inch of shirt cuff to show. Some people like to show a bit more, some people are a bit more conservative and show a little bit less.
The window of Gieves & Hawkes is especially representative for Savile Row. Often the best tailors are in the smallest stores, but that's not the case with Gieves & Hawkes at 1 Savile Row, London, UK.
True Savile Row bespoke and Semi Bespoke (made-to-measure) men's suits and shirts, created in collaboration between the master tailor's skills and client's preferences.
The term Bespoke originated in the world-renowned Savile Row of London, referring to a multi-stage measuring process. Bespoke refers to making clothing from scratch by a custom tailor. This ensures the perfect fit along with any customized details chosen by the client.
Richard Anderson is a leading independent bespoke tailoring house on Savile Row, producing only high quality garments and accessories. At the atelier you could find fully bespoke, custom (made-to-measure) and ready-to-wear pieces, made of finest fabrics.
Interview with Charlie Baker-Collingwood, the creator of Henry Herbert Tailors.
Anthony Sinclair operates under the creative control of British designer David Mason. His career began as a shirtmaker in his native home of Manchester in North West England from where, in the early 1990's, he was making regular trips to London, Paris and New York, furnishing private clients with handmade bespoke shirts and neckties.
Cad & The Dandy has a passion for all things tailoring. They don’t over complicate things, operating from premises in Savile Row and The City, with their trained Savile Row tailors, cutters and finishers. They offer three grades of tailored suit: fully hand-stitched, half hand-stitched and machine stitched. All of our suits start with pattern creation, done by hand and retained for future orders.
Savile Row is iconic! Throughout the world all tailors know Savile Row London W1. It is a unique street where tailors offer a bespoke or made-to-measure service. And to be a part of that it is a culture and tradition very very important for Holland & Sherry.
'Being a Savile Row Brand, we're extremely inspired by traditional menswear patterns whether its a Tartan or Check and its been fun to show it in new colorways. I think for evening wear it's nice to sorta mix it up a little bit - have some fun with it - a velvet or linen embroidered hat, slippers instead of a formal tuck shoe, a little bit bolder color on neckwear...'
In order to appeal to a younger generation, traditional suitmakers need to push the boundaries by experimenting with innovative silhouettes, bold colors, patterns and trims.
Modern American menswear hasn’t been this exciting since the 1960s, when Savile Row, Carnaby Street, the British Invasion, and the peacock revolution took the United States by storm. This is why I decided to bring the Joseph Abboud collection back to the runway for the first time in 15 years.
The brand offers men's business, formal and casual suits, as well as wedding garments, custom shirts and bespoke garments. All Garrison pieces are made from an exclusive selection of the finest cloths imported from Italy and the UK.
Richard James by Toby Lamp 'Chains + Cranes' Fall-Winter 2016/2017 collection was presented in the UK earlier this month during the LC:M. The key inspiration for the Savile Row tailor's design and brand director were the London's docks in the 1930s.
Actor, model, singer, designer, producer and philanthropist Hu Bing, British GQ editor-in-chief Dylan Jones, model David Gandy, television and radio presenter Dermot O'Leary and musician Tinie Tempah each teamed with a tailoring house to create a unique suit.
The entire bespoke process takes place on spot - the cutting room and workshops are in the heart of the premises. The front shop presents house's ready-to-wear collections and accessories range as well as their array of cloth bunches, suitings, tweeds and bespoke samples.
Roy Chittleborough and Joe Morgan are master tailors and the owners of Chittleborough & Morgan - a traditional bespoke atelier at Savile Row, London - There is no ready-to-wear and there are no anonymous customers. There is only Bespoke.
Gormley & Gamble was founded in 2014 by Phoebe Gormley, who quit university to start the business, investing what would have been her final year of tuition fees in the company - hence the ‘Gamble’ part of the name. Since its launch the business has gone from strength to strength, and following a move to Savile Row in January 2016 G&G will be the solo women’s-only tailors in the street.
From its conception, over 170 years ago, Holland & Sherry has continued to supply prestigious tailors and luxury brands with the finest cloth. In 1836 Stephen George Holland & Frederick Sherry began the business as woollen merchants at 10 Old Bond Street, London, specialising in both woollen and silk cloths.
Taylor & Lodge uses only the finest wool from around the world and works exclusively with some of these Merino sheep farms.
Tom Ford will unveil his fall 2016 men’s collection at London Collections: Men in January for the first time in a show format.
Savile Row Bespoke Association (SRBA) was founded in 2004 by an alliance of five fashion houses. Today the Association has 16 member houses, which main aim is 'to safeguard Savile Row's unique bespoke standards, to protect and champion this understanding of bespoke tailoring and to promote the ingenious craftsmen that comprise the community of Savile Row'.
Brown Thomas is an Irish chain of four department stores, located in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick. Currently, a made-to-measure month is running at the chain's Dublin department, where gentlemen can meet some of the best tailors in the world, who works for the top menswear brands.
This collection was named 'Mirror the World' and it's about saving Venice (and the rest of the world) from the effects of climate change.
Not every man can afford to travel to London or Rome for fitting and ordering custom-made suits, but the new technologies give the opportunity to have something special on a reasonable price. For others it is not a problem to fly to the fashion capitals for a luxury piece. There are good offers for both options. Let's take a look at some of them...
Dean Manev, the Trade Director of Men's Fashion Cluster, visited Pitti Immagine Uomo 87 - one of the world's most important platforms for men's clothing and accessory collections, which was held January 13-16, 2015, in Florence, Italy. So, he shared with us, which were the brightest fashion trends in menswear for Fall-Winter 2015/2016, that attracted his attention.
Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu, better known by his stage name Tinie Tempah, with the help of the Museum of London and Savile Row tailors, Norton & Sons - has designed a gray with accents of blue and gold running through it, Sherlock Holmes inspired, three-piece tweed bespoke suit to wear at the bi-annual menswear shows that start this Friday (January 9, 2015).
Young Japanese tailors are meticulous in their work and attentive to customers' needs, so they're well-placed to win the hearts of their clientele.
Today the brand is constantly engaged in research for ever finer and more luxurious fibres and fabric qualities - sourcing the finest natural fibres, ranging from super 200's with cashmere to pure worsted Vicuña.
Today, we are going to present you Thomas Mahon - head cutter and director of bespoke atelier English Cut, established in January 1995.
Savile Row (originally named Savile Street) is a street in Mayfair, central London, built between 1731 and 1735.
The street is mainly famous for its handmade bespoke men's suits - each of them created to perfectly fit its owner. Tailors started opening their businesses on Savile Row in the late 18th century.