Bespoke: The Master Tailors of Savile Row (Reduced format)
The definitive story of the tailors, customers, and clothes of Savile Row, the international destination and renowned epicenter of gentlemens style
The skilled tailors of Savile Row in London have dressed kings, movie stars, rock legends, billionaires, and even a few regular guys. A Savile Row suit remains an enduring and highly individual symbol of the finest a man can buy. From its origins close to Britains main royal palaces, the Row has grown from clothing aristocrats to military men, and more recently it has been revitalized by a renewed appreciation of personalized, handmade goods and by a new generation of modern sartorialists.
Told through eight chronological themes, this beautifully illustrated celebration brings together Savile Rows highlights and low-lifes, the dramas and private tales, the suits and their accoutrements, the fabrics and the cuts, the history and future. Each chapter charts a stage of the Rows development and its contribution to mens fashion and culture. Throughout the book are dispersed twenty-six profiles of todays master tailors, providing insight into what makes their work, relationships, and clothes so special. The book is finely detailed with reference sections on the anatomy and making of the perfect suit.450 illustrations, 300 in color
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Bespoke: Savile Row Ripped and Smoothed by Richard Anderson (3-Sep-2009) Hardcover
Bespoke: Savile Row Ripped and Smoothed
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.
The London Cut
Creators of unique bespoke suits for exceptional men and women, the master tailors of Savile Row have dressed the famous and infamous from all over the world, satisfying demand for the Row?s touch of elegance and eccentricity. Icons of Savile Row?s past include: Admiral Lord Nelson, the Duke of Windsor, Sir Winston Churchill, Fred Astaire, Cary Grant, and John Lennon. Costumers today demonstrate the Row?s spectacular diversity: the Princes William and Harry, Mick Jagger, David Beckham, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Pete Doherty, to name a few.The book, written by James Sherwood is a portrait of modern Savile Row, and contains detailed information on London?s premier tailors, including images of Savile Row past and present. It presents both the style and story of a street that continues to inspire fashion: Ralph Lauren, Gianni Versace, Calvin Klein, and Tom Ford have all walked the Row while Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen were trained there.
Henry Poole & Co.: The First Tailor of Savile Row
Known as the founding tailor of Savile Row, Henry Poole & Co. has dressed the worlds most important men and women for over two centuries. Their craft of bespoke tailoring was meticulously documented through the generations in a complete set of ledgers, to which sartorial expert James Sherwood has been granted special access. Telling the story of Pooles most colorful characters, this fascinating account distills Sherwoods research into sixty iconic customers. Categorized as Emperors and Maharajas, Kings and Queens, Statesmen and Politicians, Financiers and Millionaires, Artists and Performers, or Heroes and Villains, each client is profiled with details of their signature garment. From artists and writers, such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Wilkie Collins, to financiers J. P. Morgan and Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, this book offers a unique window into an establishment at the very heart of nineteenth- and twentieth-century public life.
Illustrated with historic portraits and photography of the premises as they are today, this intimate glimpse into the private lives of some of historys most influential figures is essential reading for anyone interested in Savile Row and the evolution of style.
House of Nutter: The Rebel Tailor of Savile Row
The strange, illuminative true story of Tommy Nutter, the Savile Row tailor who changed the silhouette of mens fashionand 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 LondonTommy 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 Beatleswho immortalized Tommys designs on the album cover of Abbey Road. Meanwhile, Davids 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 peopleand taking advantage of unparalleled access to never-before-seen pictures, letters, sketches, and diariesjournalist 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.
Henry Poole: Founders of Savile Row: The Making of a Legend
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 heroeseach bringing something special to this story.
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London Sartorial: Men's Style From Street to Bespoke
The new looks, updated traditions, and influential designers defining mens fashion today, from the worlds capital of gentlemens style.
Combining the unique heritage of gentlemens tailoring with a progressive approach to street style, London is fast becoming the worlds capital of mens fashion. For this book, Dylan Jones presents a discerning sartorialists guide to the capital, from Londons coolest neighborhoods to the studios of its most influential designers and beyond.
Beginning with an exploration of Londons chicest urban villages, the book reflects the extraordinary eclecticism of the citys street stylefrom envelope-pushing streetwear in Shoreditch to classic tailoring in Mayfair. Forays into the coolest and hardest-to-find menswear shops in the city at once reveal the sources of the fashions on display and capture the atmosphere of the capital. At the heart of the book are profiles of Londons top designersfrom world renowned brands to up-and-coming names, these are the designers whose work is shaping the future of menswear.
Legends such as Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood, whose flair for subversion colors their refinement, sit alongside younger designers such as Christopher Shannon and Agi & Sam, pioneers of bringing graphics and pattern to luxury streetwear. Icons of classic elegance such as Tom Ford and Burberry contrast with a new generation of designers, from Nigel Cabourn to Mr. Hare, whose redefined silhouettes and innovative materials take the traditions of Savile Row into the new millennium.
The London Cut: Savile Row Bespoke Tailoring by James Sherwood (2008-01-29)
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