Thanks for posting the youtube link. Rather enjoying those BBC Savile Row episodes. Hopefully one day, I will scratch enough together to buy a Saville Row suit!
So haven't been around lately, been slammed this spring summer with work (bummer!). Got into DC last week for fitting on a new 3 piece which I am totally stoked with.
How is everyone else making out? Any good acquisitions?
Graham, Who did you meet with in DC? I was able to swing by last week to order a bespoke shirt from Henry Poole when they were in DC. Initial impression was that they were very approachable and definitely a tailor I can see myself going back to in the future. This will be my first bespoke shirt and think I may do a suit in the next year. Hopefully the Poole shirt will turn out well so I can start building my bespoke wardrobe up.
With Poole, they are my guys. What time were you there? I popped by at 1130. I can't recommend them enough, Simon and Alex are great guys, very approachable and knowledgeable, haven't steered me wrong yet.
I had a G&H suit years ago. I make it to HKG several times a year on business, I get all my suits and shirts made there (and have done for about a decade).
I contribute to one blog as a travel writer and on some food/drink and what I don't really call fashion, but menswear really. Just started a series on Hong Kong tailors. Article here. Gonna start a straight razor review also!
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Graham, I just missed you. I was there from 10:30 - 11:00. I am looking forward to receiving the shirt and hopefully will meet up with them again on their next go around through DC in early October. I'll post pics when I receive the shirt.
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Savile Row tailor Thomas Mahon has a cool blog - here's his top ten list: http://www.englishcut.com/topten/
It doesn't get updated much, but it's an interesting look inside the industry. He was head cutter at Anderson & Sheppard before going out on his own. What these folks do is nearly a dying art, but Mr. Mahon is attempting to take on young apprentices and keep the trade alive. He also visits the US a few times a year - if you've got the cash you can arrange an appointment and begin the bespoke process. Two piece suits start at about $3600 - one of a kind, all hand made, just for you.
I love this thread...lots of great info. Would love to visit a fitting to see the process? I've begun wearing more sports coats since the office has gone business casual.
Last week, I received an invitation to go to the Italian Embassy for a party in a couple weeks that's black tie optional. Would love to wear a tux but will have to opt for the navy suit, white shirt and silver/grey tie. Would a charcoal flannel suit, white shirt and navy tie or prince of wales black/white bow tie more be appropriate?
Mike - - Hookem
Another option if you have it is a dark navy grenadine tie with the navy suit/white shirt. I particularly like that when I go subdued.
Thanks Graham, I would love to come see a fitting. After looking at the dates, I could make the June visit and have something made during their Oct. visit, which is my birthday. I would begin with a sportcoat.
You're correct about the navy suit, its solid with a slight herringbone pattern. I have several solid navy ties and but ordered a solid midnight blue grenadine garza grossa from Sam Hober last week like the one in the pic. I hope it makes it in time.
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Mike - - Hookem
My daughter lives in London, and have thought about going to Savile Row every time we go over for a visit. The problem is, it cost me around $5,000 every time my wife and I go over there. I don't know if spending another $3,000 for a suit while there would sit to well with my wife, as much as I would love to do so. I just may tell her I am seriously thinking about, just to get her to stop complaining about how much I spend on shaving stuff! lol