Savile Row

After watching a program last night on BBC 4 – I want a Savile Row suit even more than I did before. The sheer workmanship, style and unprecedented quality is a huge draw to me personally.

The program was about how Savile Row is sadly loosing money due to a lack of new money in the row – you would think there tailors would be rolling in cash but in truth they are as broke as you and me. Having said that I have no idea why, they don’t advertise and yet they are the only businesses in the world who have to turn away customers because their order book is to full.

For instance Henry Poole & Co – the inventor of the tuxedo and tailor for Tsar Alexander II and III and the Royal Families from pretty much all over the world. Makes amazing clothes – they were making a dinner jacket for the designer of the Aston Martin DB9 (an amazing car) but also an amazing dinner jacket. He has the same predicament as me – being to tall and slim for off the peg fittings.

Norton & Sons also attracted me with their use of  British materials which I find highly respectable in modern society Рincluding the best tweed from the borders of Scotland. Personally I usually find tweed a bit aristocracy based but this company has shown new light on the material and I want a casual jacket from them.

I think everyone should order a suit from the row – they are amazing and you get to look like James Bond. Plus its preserving craftsmanship something which I will defend to the hills.

Savile Row Sign

Ross Hetherington

Owner of this website

3 thoughts on “Savile Row

  1. I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Matt Hanson

  2. I think there is a whole generation of people who have no idea what Savile Row is. With the sweatshopization of clothing, can you say that, people really expect to be able to pay very little for clothes so the idea and expense of Savile Row is hard for them to fathom, even for people with money.

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