Coffee table book: Savile Row

 

English Luxury recommends… Savile Row. The Master Tailors of British Bespoke

Written by James Sherwood • Foreword by Tom Ford

“if I did not design my own men’s collection, I would have virtually my entire wardrobe made on Savile Row”. Tom Ford

Here is the definitive story of Savile Row, the internationally renowned shopping street in London’s Mayfair, famous for its traditional bespoke tailoring. James Sherwood, who was given unique access to the archival secrets hiding in the Row’s vaults and cutting rooms, has written a rich, visual history of the tailors, their clients and the elegant clothes which have been made there for over two hundred and fifty years.

Savile Row has enjoyed a great renaissance in the past decade, and men’s fashion has become obsessed by bespoke. What makes the Row distinguished is that it stands for individuality and personal creativity as client and tailor forge a life-long relationship that is always discreet and deeply satisfying.

In addition to the rare archival material and unpublished illustrations, this book includes specially commissioned photographs and fashion shoots, bringing together Savile Row’s highlights and low-lifes; the monarchs, the rock stars and Hollywood actors, the dramas and the private tales. James Sherwood captures the new zest that pervades the Row today, as well as dwelling on the traditional craftmanship of this essentially environmentally-friendly industry.

Price: £45.00 www.thamesandhudson.com

All images unless stated © James Sherwood

Savile Row

Savile Row

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Sartorial splendour. A sleek Savile Row suit

Sartorial splendour. A sleek Savile Row suit

Savile Row Tweed Coat

Savile Row Tweed Coat

© Charlie Speed

Patrizio © Charlie Speed

The Royal seal of approval. H.R.H Prince of Wales

The Royal seal of approval. H.R.H Prince of Wales

Actor Michael Caine with his tailor, Doug Hayward

Actor Michael Caine with his tailor, Doug Hayward

Michael and Shakira Caine with Doug Hayward

Michael and Shakira Caine with Doug Hayward

left; Henry Poole tailoring right; choosing the right cloth

left; Henry Poole tailoring right; choosing the right cloth

Front display in typical Savile Row showroom

Front display in typical Savile Row showroom

Effortlessly stylish; Savile Row's Oswald Boateng

Effortlessly stylish; Savile Row’s Oswald Boateng

Sexy. Savile Row takes to the catwalk

Sexy. Savile Row takes to the catwalk



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