Savile Row

The Master Tailors of British Bespoke
Author: James Sherwood
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500292617
Category:
Page: 288
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The definitive story of the tailors, customers, and clothes of Savile Row, the international destination and renowned epicenter of gentlemen's style

Bespoke

The Men's Style of Savile Row
Author: James Sherwood
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847834983
Category: Design
Page: 255
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Originially published as: Savile Row. London: Thames & Hudson, 2010.

Bespoke

Savile Row Ripped and Smoothed
Author: Richard Anderson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847378765
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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This is the true-life story of a boy who quit school to become an apprentice on Savile Row, home to London's most venerable tailors, and wound up owning his own shop on the world-famous 'Golden Mile', where he hand-cuts exquisite suits for a clientele including royalty, politicians, literati, business tycoons, and media stars. On a bright, bitterly cold and snowy morning in January 1982, 17-year-old Richard Anderson made his way with his father to an interview at Savile Row's illustrious Henry Huntsman & Sons. They were late, but Richard got the job, with its meagre salary of only £2,000 a year, and his life was changed forever. Huntsman was arguably the world's most prestigious tailoring house, and Richard's apprenticeship proved a humbling ordeal overseen by three titans of the trade: the formidably debonair Colin Hammick, fellow chain-smoker and grumpy eccentric Brian Hall, and Dick Lakey, the company's heroically overworked 'leg man'. Training under these men in the arcane art of making trousers and coats that could cost as much as £10,000 was an inspiring but also gruelling game, yet 'Young Richard' persisted for 17 more years of rigorous practice in perfectionism and prestige - to become, at 34, the youngest head cutter in Huntsman's 150-year history. Witty and told with great candour, Bespoke is a fascinating behind-the-scenes exposé of life on Savile Row from one of the world's most celebrated and successful tailors.

Savile Row

The Master Tailors of British Bespoke
Author: James Sherwood,Tom Ford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500515242
Category: Fashion
Page: 255
View: 1960
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Here is the definitive story of Savile Row, the internationally renowned epicentre of gentlemens style. Introduced by Tom Ford, it is a rich visual history of the street synonymous with elegance, sophistication and timeless attitudes. Including rare archival material and previously unpublished images, alongside specially commissioned photography and fashion shoots, this lavish celebration brings together the Row's tailors, the personalities, the dramas and private tales, the suits and their accoutrements, the fabrics and the cuts, as never before. An exclusive bonus section offers a complete resource for anyone wishing to have a suit made.

Making the Cut

Stories of Sartorial Icons by Savile Row's Master Tailor
Author: Richard Anderson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500021491
Category: Design
Page: 208
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With insight, information, and inspiration into the craft of tailoring from one of Savile Row's master cutters, this book offers today's dandy everything he needs to know

James Sherwood's Discriminating Guide to London


Author: James Sherwood
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500773130
Category: Travel
Page: 432
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The discerning traveler's guide to the very finest experiences that London has to offer James Sherwood, author of a number of definitive publications on English sartorial style, is the quintessential man-about-town. In this witty, opinionated, and discerning guide to London, he draws on many years of partaking in the very best that the metropolis has to offer. Whether you want to breakfast like a king, drink cocktails in the company of sophisticated British personalities, or shop for antique jewelry, this handy volume will take you there. Beautifully packaged and produced, with stylish line illustrations, James Sherwood’s Discriminating Guide to London includes information, advice, and a sardonic wit not to be found elsewhere. Sherwood’s supreme taste coupled with his firsthand knowledge of some of the most exclusive, exciting spots in London makes this guide a must-have for city slickers and jet setters alike. James Sherwood’s Discriminating Guide to London is inspired by a 1970s publication of the same name by another James Sherwood (no relation) who is today the owner of the Orient-Simplon Express and luxury hotels and restaurants around the world. The older Sherwood contributes a foreword to this new guide.

House of Nutter

The Rebel Tailor of Savile Row
Author: Lance Richardson
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 0451496485
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
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The strange, illuminative true story of Tommy Nutter, the Savile Row tailor who changed the silhouette of men’s fashion—and his rock photographer brother, David, who captured it all on film. From an early age, there was something different about Tommy and David Nutter. Growing up in an austere apartment above a café catering to truck drivers, both boys seemed destined to lead rather humble lives in post-war London—Tommy as a civil servant, David as a darkroom technician. Yet the strength of their imagination (plus a little help from their friends) transformed them instead into unlikely protagonists of a swinging cultural revolution. In 1969, at the age of twenty-six, Tommy opened an unusual new boutique on the “golden mile” of bespoke tailoring, Savile Row. While shocking a haughty establishment resistant to change, “Nutters of Savile Row” became an immediate sensation among the young, rich, and beautiful, beguiling everyone from Bianca Jagger to the Beatles—who immortalized Tommy’s designs on the album cover of Abbey Road. Meanwhile, David’s innate talent with a camera vaulted him across the Atlantic to New York City, where he found himself in a parallel constellation of stars (Yoko Ono, Elton John) who enjoyed his dry wit almost as much as his photography. House of Nutter tells the stunning true story of two gay men who influenced some of the most iconic styles and pop images of the twentieth century. Drawing on interviews with more than seventy people—and taking advantage of unparalleled access to never-before-seen pictures, letters, sketches, and diaries—journalist Lance Richardson presents a dual portrait of brothers improvising their way through five decades of extraordinary events, their personal struggles playing out against vivid backdrops of the Blitz, an obscenity trial, the birth of disco, and the devastation of the AIDS crisis. A propulsive, deftly plotted narrative filled with surprising details and near-operatic twists, House of Nutter takes readers on a wild ride into the minds and times of two brilliant dreamers.

The Perfect Gentleman

The Pursuit of Timeless Elegance and Style in London
Author: James Sherwood,Terence Stamp
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500516317
Category: Design
Page: 224
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An exploration of gentlemen's style in London from the Restoration to the present day is enhanced by historic, vintage, and modern photographs and illustrations, with subjects ranging from Prince Albert, Oscar Wilde, and Noel Coward to Charles II, PrinceHarry, and Douglas Fairbanks.

Henry Poole, Founders of Savile Row

The Making of a Legend
Author: Stephen Howarth
Publisher: Bene Factum Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781903071069
Category: Design
Page: 159
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A "Savile Row suit" is universally understood to be the best one can possibly get. There can be few other streets in the world that have become such a byword for excellence. Yet how did this come about? One tailor more than any other is responsible—Henry Poole & Company. Carefully researched and beautifully illustrated, Henry Poole chronicles the evolution of Savile Row as well as encompassing a social record of Britain's emergence to international prominence. Author Stephen Howarth cleverly interweaves the various threads of the Henry Poole story with people and events to make this a truly fascinating history. Through the doors of Henry Poole's shop and onto the pages of this book stride an impressive array of emperors and entrepreneurs, kings and courtesans, princes and politicians, crowned heads and cowboys, aristocrats and authors, gangsters and grand dukes, Hollywood stars, hoteliers, and war heroes—each bringing something special to this story.

One Savile Row - Gieves and Hawkes

The Invention of the English Gentleman
Author: Marcus Binney,Simon Crompton,Colin McDowell,Alasdair Macleod,Peter Tilley
Publisher: Flammarion
ISBN: 9782080201881
Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES
Page: 239
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A handsome volume covering all aspects of bespoke tailoring. Savile Row is the world’s iconic address for the best in bespoke tailoring, and home to legendary Gieves & Hawkes, suppliers to the British military for more than two centuries and furnishers to elegant gentlemen today. The company began by designing attire for Britain’s most illustrious officers, including Admiral Lord Nelson and The Duke of Wellington, as well as ten generations of British royalty, from King George III in 1809 to Princes William and Harry today. As masculine attire evolved after World War I, Gieves & Hawkes added civilian clothing to its repertoire applying centuries of expertise in creating hand-made garments—proportion, cutting, fitting, and quality fabrics—to the finest bespoke tailoring. This volume traces the rich history of tailoring, drawing from Gieves & Hawkes’ vast, unpublished archives of client ledgers, garments and accessories, and photographs. Including today’s bespoke tailoring and ready-to-wear collections, this is an indispensible book on classic men’s style and fine tailoring.

The Savile Row Cutter


Author: Michael Skinner,Hormazd Narielwalla
Publisher: Bene Factum Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781903071335
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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An absorbing insight into one of Britain's best known and respected professions through the words of one of its senior members London's Savile Row is renowned for bespoke tailoring. It continues to be the focal point of gentlemen's tailoring. This book charts Michael’s progress from apprentice tailor through to managing director and chairman of Dege & Skinner—one of the most respected names on Savile Row. The result is a fascinating record of Michael's working life along with his personal interests.

The Italian Gentleman


Author: Hugo Jacomet,Lyle Roblin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500518571
Category: Fashion design
Page: 303
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London may have Savile Row and Paris its luxury houses, but nowhere can compete with the essence of Italy's nonchalant elegance: sprezzatura. This book presents the most in-depth look at the designers, tailors and artisans who for generations have defined the very notion of Italian style. From such fabled names as Rubinacci and Kiton to highly sought-after global brands like Zegna, more than fifty iconic Italian menswear houses are featured for their individual style and commitment to upholding the values of quality and timelessness. Featuring lavish photographs, with close-ups of subtle, exquisite details, most taken specially for this publication, The Italian Gentleman explores the world behind the finished garments - the ateliers and hidden shops where legends are born. Including iconic brands alongside fabric mills, shirting, accessories and shoemaking, this timely publication is a tribute to true Italian style with today's modern man in mind.

The Parisian Gentleman


Author: Hugo Jacomet
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500293966
Category:
Page: 272
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In a new compact edition, a luxurious celebration of the elegant craftsmanship behind the timeless French men's fashion and lifestyle labels.

Dressing the Man

Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion
Author: Alan Flusser
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060191449
Category: Design
Page: 320
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Dressing the Man is the definitive guide to what men need to know in order to dress well and look stylish without becoming fashion victims. Alan Flusser's name is synonymous with taste and style. With his new book, he combines his encyclopedic knowledge of men's clothes with his signature wit and elegance to address the fundamental paradox of modern men's fashion: Why, after men today have spent more money on clothes than in any other period of history, are there fewer well-dressed men than at any time ever before? According to Flusser, dressing well is not all that difficult, the real challenge lies in being able to acquire the right personalized instruction. Dressing well pivots on two pillars -- proportion and color. Flusser believes that "Permanent Fashionability," both his promise and goal for the reader, starts by being accountable to a personal set of physical trademarks and not to any kind of random, seasonally served-up collection of fashion flashes. Unlike fashion, which is obliged to change each season, the face's shape, the neck's height, the shoulder's width, the arm's length, the torso's structure, and the foot's size remain fairly constant over time. Once a man learns how to adapt the fundamentals of permanent fashion to his physique and complexion, he's halfway home. Taking the reader through each major clothing classification step-by-step, this user-friendly guide helps you apply your own specifics to a series of dressing options, from business casual and formalwear to pattern-on-pattern coordination, or how to choose the most flattering clothing silhouette for your body type and shirt collar for your face. A man's physical traits represent his individual road map, and the quickest route toward forging an enduring style of dress is through exposure to the legendary practitioners of this rare masculine art. Flusser has assembled the largest andmost diverse collection of stylishly mantled men ever found in one book. Many never-before-seen vintage photographs from the era of Cary Grant, Tyrone Power, and Fred Astaire are employed to help illustrate the range and diversity of authentic men's fashion. Dressing the Man's sheer magnitude of options will enable the reader to expand both the grammar and verbiage of his permanent-fashion vocabulary. For those men hoping to find sartorial fulfillment somewhere down the road, tethering their journey to the mind-set of permanent fashion will deliver them earlier rather than later in life.

Bespoke Menswear

Tailoring for Gentlemen
Author: Bernhard Roetzel
Publisher: H F Ullmann
ISBN: 9783848007530
Category: Design
Page: 216
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An insight into the world of high-grade men s clothing"

Fashion at Royal Ascot

Three Centuries of Thoroughbred Style
Author: James Sherwood,Amanda Wakeley,Peregrine Andrew Morny Cavendish Duke of Devonshire
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500515969
Category: Fashion
Page: 224
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Royal Ascot is a unique occasion in the British social season and arguably the last where formal day dress is still required. Ascot is attended by royals, movie stars, the international jet set, the British establishment and also every strata in society, all united in their mission to dress their best for an occasion led by the presence of HM The Queen. Fashion at Royal Ascot is a breathtaking sweep through the history of international fashion seen through the prism of this unique occasion. James Sherwood, who is not only the BBCs Royal Ascot fashion commentator but will also be acting as the fashion commentator for the Royal Wedding in April 2011, has written the text, which is arranged chronologically in five chapters interspersed with twelve photo-essays.

The Suit

Form, Function and Style
Author: Christopher Breward
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780235585
Category: Design
Page: 256
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Be as in love with your jeans, sweatpants, or flannels as you want, it’s hard to refute the sumptuous feel of a finely tailored suit—as well as the statement of power that comes with it. For over a century the suit has dominated wardrobes, its simple form making it the go-to attire for boardrooms, churches, or cocktail bars—anywhere one wants to make an impression. But this ubiquity has allowed us to take the suit’s history for granted, and its complex construction, symbolic power, and many shifting meanings have been lost to all but the most devout sartorialists. In The Suit, Christopher Breward unstitches the story of our most familiar garment. He shows how its emergence at the end of the seventeenth century reflects important political rivalries and the rise of modern democratic society. He follows the development of technologies in the textile industry and shows how they converge on the suit as an ideal template of modern fashion, which he follows across the globe—to South and East Asia especially—where the suit became an icon of Western civilization. The quintessential emblem of conformity and the status quo, the suit ironically became, as Breward unveils, the perfect vehicle for artists, musicians, and social revolutionaries to symbolically undermine hegemonic culture, twisting and tearing the suit into political statements. Looking at the suit’s adoption by women, Breward goes on to discuss the ways it signals and engages gender. He closes by looking at the suit’s apparent decline—woe the tyranny of business casual!—and questioning its survival in the twenty-first century. Beautifully illustrated and written with the authority a Zegna or Armani itself commands, The Suit offers new perspectives on this familiar—yet special—garment.

Sharp Suits


Author: Eric Musgrave,Timothy Everest
Publisher: Pavilion Books Limited
ISBN: 9781909108257
Category: Design
Page: 207
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Chronicles the history of the suit from the seventeenth century to the present, and describes how society has affected the way the garment has been perceived, used, and worn by men throughout history.

The London Cut. Savile Row. Bespoke Tailoring. Catalogo Della Mostra (Firenze, 4 Gennaio-10 Febbraio 2007)


Author: James Sherwood
Publisher: Marsilio Editori Spa
ISBN: 9788831791557
Category: Art
Page: 255
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Featuring full-colour illustrations, this title tells the fascinating story of Savile Row - the undisputed centre of male 'haute couture' for more than 200 years.