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Ties on Saville Row

GIEVES & HAWKES
Occupying the illustrious address of Number One Savile Row, Gieves & Hawkes has clothed political leaders and royalty ever since Gieve (founded in 1785) and Hawkes (founded in 1771) formed its historic tailoring dynasty. The company has held a Royal Warrant for every monarch since 1809, and the trappings required for British state and ceremonial occasions have been enriched by its craftsmanship. Little wonder then that this business has been charged with the prestigious task of tailoring the military attire for a certain young Prince’s nuptials in April. 1 Savile Row, W1
020 7432 6403

HENRY POOLE & CO.
Credited with creating the tuxedo, Henry Poole is heralded as the founding father of Savile Row. Although Poole’s business passed to his cousin Samuel Cundey in 1876, the Cundey family has remained at the helm for more than  five generations, preserving Henry Poole’s legacy and his commitment to quality. It is now one of the few remaining companies in London to make only bespoke suits, with each of its clients blessed with their own individual pattern and access to some of the world’s best tailors.
15 Savile Row, W1
020 7734 5985

OZWALD BOATENG
Last year marked this suave designer’s 25th year in the fashion industry, an event celebrated with a spectacular show at London Fashion Week in September. Credited with giving Savile Row’s old guard a bit of a shake-up, Boateng’s signature style is a brand of tailored couture that is at once  flamboyant and elegant. A master of colour – he was once described as ‘the peacock of Savile Row’ – expect sharp cuts that’ll guarantee you stand out from the crowd.
30 Savile Row, W1
020 7440 5230


Mar 14th 2011
Fashion

HUNTSMAN
A classic Huntsman suit is easy to identify. Renowned for the elegance and perfect proportions of its slim line, single button designs, it’s little wonder that England’s World Cup-winning team of 1966 donned bespoke Huntsman suits for the occasion. Over the years, it has also garnered a reputation for its gorgeous house tweeds,which have been woven on Scotland’s Isle of Islay for the last 80 years. Unusually for a Savile Row tailor, Huntsman also offers a women’s bespoke service under the guidance of dedicated cutter Anette Akselberg.
11 Savile Row, W1
020 7734 7441

KILGOUR
Although Kilgour has been established on the Row in one form or another since 1882, the company is often noted for its modern aesthetic. Under brothers Fred and Louis Stanbury, who introduced the technique of a structured chest piece to Savile Row, Kilgour became the toast of Hollywood, with the likes of Fred Astaire, Cary Grant, Rex Harrison and Frank Sinatra clamouring to get their mitts on the brand’s incredibly elegant silhouette. More recently, former creative director Carlo Brandelli inspired a new generation, ensuring that the Kilgour suit has remained a coveted must-have.
8 Savile Row, W1
020 3283 8941

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