Fashion has undergone many changes as time passed. In an earlier period of its history, suits were made by taking a gentleman’s specific request of what he wanted to wear after which a pattern was usually cut from scratch. This is the traditional bespoke tailoring Savile Row is famous for.
These traditional roots have been threatened since modern times led to off-the-rack suits taking up residence on the Golden Mile of Tailoring. Fear not, this doesn’t mean the end of bespoke tailoring and to make sure of that this book was created.
One Savile Row: Gieves & Hawkes: The Invention of the English Gentleman contains the rich history of one of the best tailors and features stunning images of their wears as they transitioned from military to civilian garments. This book is every man’s guide to the rich sartorial history of England.
Brought to you by pioneers of military apparel, it’s filled with beautiful pictures of their best work.