What is Savile Row? Savile Row is a street in Mayfair in central London. It’s where you can buy one of the worlds best traditional bespoke tailoring for men. Over the last few months, I have slowly built a relationship with the organisation that unites all the bespoke tailors. See my article on Black Tie.
I give any organisation the utmost respect in the way Savile Row presents luxury suits towards men. However, one word kept coming to mind every time I walked around Savile Row, complacency. In the Oxford dictionary, this word is defined as a feeling of quiet pleasure or security. Is Savile Row dated? Has the elitist most powerful suit street in the world lost its way? When I walked into Gieves & Hawkes last week, I can only say that this powerful word complacency left the room. Ecstatic on how I felt, was an understatement. The gorgeous Andrew from Gieves & Hawkes alongside Ede & Ravenscroft were so excited to hear my views on their new amazing new collections.
London Collections of 100 Men
Savile Row held its presentation at the Lord’s Cricket Ground and I knew this was going to be a presentation not to miss out on. An instant high-end luxury atmosphere along with some Chivas Regal a blend of single malt whisky hit my very core mission. There were 100 models to prove my point and give inspiration to any man of any age. I want to see men dress well.
The collection of suits had quite a few themes going. One was a range of luxury cricket wear, which I thought was really edgy and cool and suited the location. Another theme was the evening attire for men, this certainly left me inspired and motivated for my quest to change the image of Opera which is in decline. An opera is a perfect event for evening wear on full display.
The summer suits ranged from pastels to white suits. They were just gorgeous and really stood out, they would look good on any man at any age. Lastly, it was the grey suit that James Bond made famous after the Skyfall movie. The way it was presented at this event it just went up another sophisticated notch, sorry James.
Please browse through the next pages to get a real good feel of the collection that was at display and the quality that it showed. If needed take a sip of a smooth, rich whisky. Just like Queen Victoria who issued a Royal Warrant for it in 1843!
For more of this amazing collection see the next page