Secrets of Savile Row
Posted on 21 May 2019
The suavest men in London are likely to be sporting a Savile Row three piece! From the leather brogues to the handkerchief, every inch of their outfit has been carefully considered, measured and constructed. The culmination is a sartorial statement that screams sophistication!
Savile Row, also known as ’the golden mile of tailoring' refers to a street in the exclusive borough of Mayfair in London. Undoubtedly the most famous and prestigious destination globally for bespoke, made-to-measure menswear - you'll find everyone from Prince Charles to Brad Pitt getting measured up.
In 1846, Henry Poole, credited as being the "Founder of Savile Row", opened his tailoring premises at No. 32 Savile Row. Following him, other master tailors soon began to occupy buildings along the street. The area is now synonymous with upmarket tailoring premises, with many high end and designer outlets setting up shop in the area.
The Savile Row ethos for tailoring revolves around delivering a truly bespoke, luxury product to the client. Garments are crafted by hand using the finest British made fabrics and in accordance with exact personalised measurements.
Since its establishment in the 19th century Savile Row has been visited by droves of notable figures - from members of Royal families around the world, to political figures, celebrities, sportspeople and fashion icons.
However, along with the premium service and beautiful quality comes a hefty price tag! Tailors on Savile Road contend with extortionate rental fees for their premises, forcing the prices of their services up and therefore increasingly pricing out regular members of the public. Bespoke suits start at around $8000 and can go up to around $12000! You'll need to dig deep guys!
In the meantime, if you're looking for some fodder for daydreams then you can check out the following Savile Row tailors sites:
Gieves & Hawkes - https://asia.gievesandhawkes.com//
Hardy Amies - https://hardyamies.com.au/
Cad & The Dandy - https://www.cadandthedandy.co.uk/
Dege & Skinner - https://dege-skinner.co.uk/
Kilgour - https://kilgour.com/