Savile Row SuitsAuthor: Silvia K.
Savile Row is a street in Mayfair, central London, known principally for its traditional bespoke tailoring for men. Customers of the "golden mile of tailoring" have included Lord Nelson, Napoleon III, Winston Churchill, Prince Charles, and Jude Law, according to wikipedia. Though the reputation of tailoring on Savile Row is for bespoke and made-to-measure suits, ready-to-wear clothes were introduced by Gieves & Hawkes and now offered by most tailors and brands on Savile Row.
Men's custom tailored suit by Richard Anderson
Men's custom tailored suit by Richard Anderson
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In a world where designers are appreciated more than craftsmen, Savile Raw remains one of the last bastions of traditional cutting and tailoring. There reigns strictly and traditional division of labor.
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. Everyone in the street is trying to be modern but at the same time keep the tradition and the reputation of the street offering the best men's suits in the world.
Gieves & Hawkes are a bespoke men's tailor, founded in 1771, and located at 1 Savile Row, London, UK. The company holds a number of Royal Warrants and provides ready-to-wear as well as bespoke and military tailoring. They are also one of the founders of Savile Row Bespoke Association.
Joseph presents a high contemporary ready-to-wear collection with a strong core of luxury essentials.
Made to the client’s exact requirements, Kilgour bespoke suits are crafted by hand, on Savile Row, with the entire process overseen by one tailor.
Having written a regular column for Esquire on men's fashion, in 1964, Amies published the book ABC of Men's Fashion. Amies's strict male dress code included commandments on everything from socks to the summer wardrobe. When, in July 2009, the Hardy Amies Designer Archive was opened on Savile Row, the Victoria & Albert Museum reissued the book. He stated, "A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them."
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.
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!
Henry Huntsman founded his eponymous fashion house back in 1849 in London and since 1919, Huntsman is located on its current Sevile Row premises.
Since 1938 Scabal has offered only the finest of fabrics made from the best raw materials. Scabal gives customers the chance to choose from more than 5, 000 pleasant to touch and refined in style fabrics, made of pure worsted wool, cashmere, silk, mohair, vicuna, etc.
For a man of style, only a suit which demonstrates the best of authentic British tailoring will suffice. A Stowers of London suit is the genuine article; characteristically stylish, perfectly measured and expertly finished without compromise.
Producing only the highest-quality garments, Richard Anderson clients have come to expect excellence as a given. Richard Anderson's clientele - many of whom are leaders in their own fields - are uncompromising in their demand for quality. Customers recognise this dedication, and although the company travels abroad several times a year, many customers travel great distances to visit the Savile Row showroom. Richard Anderson draws discerning customers from all over the world to the English Institution that is Savile Row.
Cad & The Dandy bring you classic British tailoring, English fabrics and unparalleled choice, with the ability to buy at two London locations and on our regular New York visits. They dispel the myth that quality comes at a heavy price, operating with the conviction that high end bespoke tailoring should be accessible to all. Their suits offer a modern British cut, are made using age old hand techniques and are delivered with a personal touch.
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.
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.
It is not just the perfect fitting of cloth to the body which is the hallmark of Maurice Sedwell - it is that indefinable element of style. Every suit is individually designed, hand cut and hand tailored to the highest standard attainable. To achieve their level of perfection every customer experiences a three stage fitting process - the transition from cloth to suit.
Chester Barrie is a quintessentially British brand. Based on London's Savile Row, home of many great tailoring names, Chester Barrie was founded in London in 1935 by Simon Ackerman, an Englishman who had emigrated to the States.
Welsh and Jefferies is a small but neat shop situated at number 20 Savile Row. In January 2012 the business was taken over by James Cottrell who has been working at Welsh and Jefferies for 7 years and his partner Yingmei Quan.
Autumn/Winter 2016 Richard James Chains + Cranes collection sounds its horn hard, hoists the red ensign and puts its enticingly exotic cargo and correspondingly cosmopolitan crew in under a silver-grey sky at London’s docks in the midwinter of 1935.
Ozwald Boateng’s design evokes the essence of a man’s spirituality and character through the enhancement of the physical being. The acknowledgement that style is an extension of one’s self culminates in the wearer having their own voice.
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.
Since 1926, the Lanvin Aura has been radiating amid this consummate handmade Eden, a Mecca for French luxury set in the heart of Paris. A world of excellence where well devised, well made, meticulously accomplished activities mirror the priesthood.
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.
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...
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.
The best of the best. In terms of craft, fit and freedom of expression, the bespoke service at Gaziano & Girling creates simply some of the finest shoes available.
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.
Fiercely masculine with splashes of colour, William Hunt's designs are noted for their ability to make the wearer feel seven pounds lighter and two inches taller.
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.
Interview with Brian Lishak, who has been working in Savile Row for 60 years and also traveling on behalf of companies in Savile Row for that period of time. Brian is now a partner in Richard Anderson, 13 Savile Row, London.