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Bespoke: The Men's Style of Savile Row [ BESPOKE: THE MEN'S STYLE OF SAVILE ROW ] by Sherwood, James (Author) Oct-26-2010 [ Hardcover ] [Unknown Binding]

James Sherwood
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  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications (26 Oct 2010)
  • ASIN: B007NC1LW4
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,294,406 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Author, broadcaster and curator James Sherwood is the author of Savile Row: The Master Tailors of British Bespoke and Fashion at Royal Ascot: Three Centuries of Thoroughbred Style. His new Thames & Hudson title The Perfect Gentleman is published in November 2012. He has edited the Louis Vuitton Guide to London for seven years and was the BBCs fashion critic at Royal Ascot for eight. Having been invited by the last of the Gieve family to curate the archive at No 1 Savile Row for Gieves & Hawkes in 2008, he is now archivist for Savile Row founding father Henry Poole & Co and a consultant for Anderson & Sheppard. Sherwood has written about the luxury goods business for international broadsheets such as the Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, the Independent and Daily Telegraph for over twenty years and is now editor-at-large of The Rake. He regularly broadcasts on British and American television about royal style, the diamond business and bespoke tailoring. In 2007, James Sherwood curated the first retrospective exhibition of Savile Row bespoke tailoring at Palazzo Pitti in Florence titled The London Cut and wrote an accompanying book of the same name. The exhibition subsequently travelled to the British Ambassadors' Residences in Paris and Tokyo. He is a consultant for the Savoy hotel and curator of the Savoy Museum.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning... 22 Mar 2012
By ericgj
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Having already known that James was the self-styled guardian of all things Savile Row (and pretty much The Chap magazine made flesh) I had no doubt that this project was going to be a production of the very highest quality - and it is very, very good indeed.

First off, it's huge. You almost need your own atelier in which to open the damn thing, but no matter - the images are lavish, the histories detailed and the love, care and just sheer exuberant execution of this book are a joy to behold. Indeed, it's a Savile Row suit fashioned in paper. I can't quite accept it's cost as little to purchase as it has - books of this quality would normally command a much higher figure.

I won't witter on about the content - any right-thinking fellow will know all aspects of bespoke to be thoroughly covered - and indeed they are (tailors, profiles, hollywood..)

With the current renewed focus on the bespoke, hand-made and Britishness in origin, Savile Row should really be at the forefront of the drive for home-grown absolutely top-end manufacturing, if it ever becomes thus, they'll have James Sherwood to thank for it. I await 'The Perfect Gentleman' with anticipation.

Highly recommended.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By Zippy
I kept a close eye on this book when it was being written and launched. I was really excited as there are not a lot of books about men's tailoring out there and this was a bold piece of writing that had a lot going for it. I was not disappointed, the photos are stunning, the brief history of each tailor was just enough to teach you something personal about the different tailors on the row.

It also mentions famous tailors such as Mark Powell who is not on Saville row, I went to check out his shop which is near Carnaby street and it was really nice to see this book in his collection of books about mensware. If you are interested in mens clothing from the black tie to casual suits in a funky style this is a great book to add to your library.

It is well worth it and you wouldn't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book. 17 Jan 2014
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Full of wonderful pictures, quote, factual information, historical images and references. If you are passionate about bespoke tailoring this is a great book.
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This book is a real beauty, however I bought two books with two different names and actually they are the same book !
"Saville Row: The Master Tailors of British Bespoke"
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good read for the tailoring aficionados 16 Sep 2014
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High quality content& print, very good read for the tailoring aficionados.
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