Here is the definitive story of Savile Row, the internationally renowned epicentre of gentlemens style. Introduced by Tom Ford, it is a rich visual history of the street synonymous with elegance, sophistication and timeless attitudes. Including rare archival material and previously unpublished images, alongside specially commissioned photography and fashion shoots, this lavish celebration brings together the Row's tailors, the personalities, the dramas and private tales, the suits and their accoutrements, the fabrics and the cuts, as never before. An exclusive bonus section offers a complete resource for anyone wishing to have a suit made.
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.