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Savile Row: The Master Tailors of British Bespoke Hardcover – 11 Oct 2010

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; 01 edition (11 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500515247
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500515242
  • Product Dimensions: 34.8 x 28.2 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 405,827 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'The word "lavish" could have been coined for this volume ... Sherwood is a jolly good writer with a languid style' --The Spectator

'The grandest of this year's fashion volumes ... fabulous ... lives up to its 'definitive' billing' --V&A Magazine

'Definitive' --The Style King

'A trove of archive imagery ... an indispensable book for anyone who wishes to be informed about male elegance, which is often a very different thing to male fashion' --Nick Foulkes, Country Life

'All dapper men should have this book on their shelves' --The Sunday Telegraph

'Fascinating ... a lavishly illustrated account of the street's highs and lows' --Sphere

The definitive story of Savile Row. --EnglishLuxury.com

Consistently enjoyable. --The Bookseller

About the Author

James Sherwood writes for the "Financial Times" and the "International Herald Tribune." He curated "The London Cut," an exhibition shown at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence and the British embassies in Paris and Tokyo.
Tom Ford, former creative director of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, opened his eponymous fashion house in 2006. He directed his first feature film, "A Single Man," which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2009. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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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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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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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High quality content& print, very good read for the tailoring aficionados.
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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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Wonderful book. Beautifully printed with loads of pictures and all the history and facts you could wish for. I bought this as a present but kept it myself!
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