Show Time

Here’s the invitation to our fast approaching Spring/Summer ’16 London Collections: Men show on 14th June.

All to be revealed on the day…

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS16 LCM invitation

Snap Happy

More fun and frolics behind the scenes at this week’s SS15 Desert Rats shoot with manly model Max Townsend of Elite, a mysterious lady (top, left), leading lenswoman Ani Sarpe (middle, centre), masterful make up man Nariman Pouranpir (middle, left) and the Richard James team (bottom).

Max’s blue linen shirt jacket is in-store on Savile Row and online with the rest of our SS15 Desert Rats collection now.

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 photo shoot

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 photo shoot

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 photo shoot

The Sound Of Richard James – 20th May 2015

Rush by Kali Uchis.

Paint Job

Three new pictures by our friend Colin McMaster are up at the Bespoke shop.

From top to bottom:

1. TV Garden Party. 92cm x 104cm. Acrylic on wood veneer cut-outs, with canvas background. Framed in linen.

2. Garden Party 1. 30cm x 50cm. 3-dimensional painting. Acrylic on two part wood cut-outs. Framed in linen.

3. As sure as God made little green apples. 54cm x 42cm. 3-dimensional/sculptural painting created by segments of painted wood glued together. Framed in linen.

As you will see, Colin takes a lot of inspiration from film noir, pulp fiction and comic books and paints stereotypes rather than individuals, so neatly casting the viewer as voyeur.

Contact Colin directly regarding prices, commissions and exhibitions.

Colin McMaster at Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor

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Colin McMaster at Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor

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Colin McMaster at Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor

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Reel Inspiration – The Two Faces Of January

Plotting aplenty in the shadow of the Parthenon as tricky tour guide Rydal (Oscar Isaac) meets his match (or does he?) in the form of the vacationing McFarlands, Chester (Viggo Mortensen) and his comely other half, Colette (Kirsten Dunst).

Rydal plots his cunning course of action with both dollar signs and Colette in his sites, but things take a bit of a sharp turn when he discovers Chester’s deepest dark secret and just how far he is prepared to go to keep it.

Hossein Amini’s very stylish The Two Faces of January is adapted from the Patricia Highsmith book of the same name and conjures up a fine Ripleyesque cesspit of conflicting attraction and jealousy and secrets and lies, while at the same time showcasing some splendid lightweight summer tailoring, not least one suit that isn’t altogether unlike our own stone Super 130s wool two-piece.

The Two Faces of January Richard James Savile Row tailor blog

Richard James Savile Row suit

Richard James stone Super 130s wool Savile Row suit. From Richard James Online and the Savile Row store.

Savile Row Goes To The Seaside!

We’re in Brighton!

With up to 80% off!

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Out Foxed

David Evans of the fine Grey Fox blog readies himself for the warmer months ahead by dipping into our SS15 Desert Rats collection and coming up with a very summery pink check linen suit and two classic, perfectly versatile jackets.

“I tried very hard to think of ways to sneak away with these three items from Richard James, but I suspect they would have noticed their absence rather quickly. I loved all of them,” says David, whose ceaseless and invariably successful search for style as an older man we take our hats off to.

Styling by Sartoria Lab and photography by Nick Maroudias.

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor on Grey Fox

SS15 pink check linen suit at the Savile Row store and stockists now

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor on Grey Fox

Blue gingham cotton jacket at the Savile Row store and Richard James Online now

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor on Grey Fox

Sand wool suit jacket at the Savile Row store and stockists now

Bond Moment

An interesting Prince of Wales check (Glenurquhart check before the Prince of Wales that became Edward VII adopted it and so bestowed his name on it) three-piece awaits collection at the Bespoke shop.

A long-time customer came to see us armed with a number of stills of Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger wearing the Prince of Wales three-piece (see pics) that time has seen many come to consider as the quintessential 007 suit. He requested a contemporary Savile Row bespoke version of it in our slim, waisted house style and this is the result.

At first glance Bond’s suit appears to be made from a finely woven, almost two-tone wool sharkskin (or pick-and-pick) , but closer inspection (see the third picture) reveals that it is a Prince of Wales check.

Our made-on-the-premises-on-Savile-Row suit is cut from a 13oz worsted from Huddersfield, has a single-button fastening (as opposed to Bond’s two buttons), flat fronted trousers (Bond’s were pleated) and a very similar six-button vest with the same tricky laid-on lapel (the lapel is ‘laid on’ as a separate piece of cloth) as the original.

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor James Bond suit

Richard James Bespoke Prince of Wales check Goldfinger suit

Sean Connery James Bond Goldfinger suit

Sean Connery as Bond in that suit in Goldfinger

Sean Connery James Bond Goldfinger suit

Bond’s Prince of Wales check Goldfinger suit – close up

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor suit

Richard James Bespoke Prince of Wales check Goldfinger suit – pocket baste

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor suit

Richard James Bespoke Prince of Wales check Goldfinger suit – pocket baste close-up

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor suit

Richard James Bespoke Prince of Wales check Goldfinger suit – pocket detail

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor suit

Richard James Bespoke Prince of Wales check Goldfinger suit

The Proper Article

Aidan Turner – yes, the famously smouldering one from Poldark – looking very good in a Richard James grey and pink Prince of Wales two-piece in the excellent, out-now Aidan Turner devoted Aidan Turner Deluxe Edition of Article.

The magazine features an in-depth probe of the Dublin-born actor by Paul Vaughan, as well as a wealth of fine pictures by Jessie Craig, all of them expertly styled by the irrepressible Kenny Ho.

It’s a welcome return to the golden days of Cary Grant and the like and a great pleasure to see a leading actor of the day looking quite so resplendent in a Savile Row suit.

Aidan Turner in Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor suit

Sign Of The Times

The scaffolding and hoardings have gone, the sun is out and, at long last, the name is back up over the door.

Surely there has never been a better time to visit the all-new, award winningly redesigned and refurbished Savile Row store.

Richard James Savile Row tailor flagship store