Scent Away

It’s back and it’s at the Savile Row store and Richard James Online in 100ml and 50ml bottles now!

Our celebrated Richard James Savile Row eau de toilette first appeared in 2003, ushering in a new era in sensual, vibrantly crafted men’s scents. And now, due to customer demand, we’ve reintroduced it, exactly as it was first created by Richard and legendary parfumier Yves Cassar. Same scent, same weighty, dimpled bottle.

A truly masculine, seductive scent, Richard James Savile Row’s fresh, floral burst is anchored with warm, rich undertones of precious leather. Its soft suede accord gives it a deliciously subtle note that blends perfectly with muscular vetyver and smoky Darjeeling. This remains the only men’s fragrance to use tuberose in such high quantities, yet its combination with the soft suede accord ensures this beguilingly feminine flower is given an immediate masculine twist. Bergamot adds lifting, zesty notes and mandarin imparts freshness.

Top notes: Italian bergamot, mandarin, fresh Chinese ginger, green tea leaves, petitgrain citronnier, Tunisian rosemary and Egyptian basil oil.

Heart notes: Guatemalan cardamon, coriander seed oil, evening dew tuberose, Lily of the Valley, rose and lavender.

Base notes: precious leather, Indonesian patchouli, Indian sandalwood, tobacco absolute, amber, Haitian vetyver, musk and oak moss.

You will find exactly what went in to it (was it really the first fragrance to openly list each of its ingredients?) listed on the box.

Says Richard: “I wanted to create a truly bespoke infusion that perfectly captured the Richard James ethos of respecting traditions, but at the same time pushing the boundaries. The unusual combinations I selected ensure the scent is unique. I was overwhelmed by the number of people who contacted me personally asking if I was going to reintroduce Richard James Savile Row and I’m now thrilled to have done so.”

Richard James Savile Row eau de toilette is now available through the following outlets:

Richard James Online and the Savile Row store

The Grooming Clinic (UK)

allbeauty.com (UK)

Colette (France and Europe)

And coming very soon:

birchbox.com (USA)

Richard James Savile Row tailor fragrance

Richard James Savile Row EDT at the Savile Row store

 

Richard James Savile Row tailor fragrance

Richard James Savile Row EDT in 100ml (left) and 50ml bottles

Hot Socks

Our five top selling AW14 socks to date.

Blue is (predominantly) the colour, you could say.

From top to bottom:

1. Navy contrasting top, heel and toe.

2. Aqua herringbone.

3. Black and lilac dogstooth.

4. Racing green and turtle big stripe.

5. Petrol blue contrasting top, heel and toe.

It’s the time to think Merino and cashmere and refresh your sock drawer in readiness for some chillier times ahead.

Richard James Savile Row tailor socks

Richard James Savile Row tailor socks

Richard James Savile Row tailor socks

Richard James Savile Row tailor socks

Richard James Savile Row tailor socks

Watch Out

A few stages in the making of a Black Watch tartan jacket at Richard James Bespoke.

Somewhat unusually, we made this jacket for use as both evening and casual wear. Hence the straight cross pockets (traditional for a dinner suit) where our everyday jackets more normally feature our preferred slanted flap pockets. A pair of black barathea trousers that we’re currently finishing will form the other half of the dinner suit.

Black Watch is the tartan of  The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (3 Scots), and takes its name from its dark, subdued tones and the regiment’s original job of keeping an eye on goings on in the Highlands.

Official business aside, we think it works particularly well under the lights as evening wear.

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row suit

Preparing for the pockets

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row suit

Putting in a pocket

Richard James Savile Row suit

The two canvassed fore parts with side bodies attached

Richard James Savile Row suit

Putting in a cross (side) pocket

Richard James Savile Row suit

Finished bar the finishing

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row suit jacket

And the finished article

 

Same Day Delivery!

Looking to make an immediate impression? Got a bit of a night on? Generally impatient?

Order online for delivery to any London postcode – and by that we mean postcodes beginning E, W, SW, N, NW etc etc – by 12 noon from Monday to Friday and we’ll get your order to you the same day!

All Richard James Online orders for London deliveries received by 12 noon are now despatched by express courier for same day delivery.

In response to your feedback, we’ve expanded our online service hugely so you now have fingertip access to much, much more, straight from the Savile Row store!

The Curzon overnight bags (right) are a part of our new luggage collection, which is available online now.

Richard James Savile Row tailor bag

Richard James Savile Row tailor bag

Richard James Savile Row tailor bag

The Sound Of Richard James – 15th September ’14

Soft as Rain by Dan Bodan.

Richard To The Rescue… Cravats

Michael Monk recently put the following to Richard in the Savile Row store: “I saw these cravats in your AW14 London Collections: Men show. When and where should I be wearing one? I feel there’s a lot of scope to get it wrong.”

Richard replied thus: “They’ve had a bad press for a while, haven’t they? They’re seen as being a bit what everyone now calls ‘Gin ‘n’ Jag’, a bit Home Counties golf club, a bit brass-buttoned blazer and Panama hat. I don’t have anything against brass-buttoned blazers, Panama hats or, as you can see, cravats. But on their own. All at once and you’re conforming to dangerous stereotype.

“Just think of a cravat as a more casual alternative to a tie. Or consider one when you’re thinking of not wearing a tie. Cravats are another way of adding a bit of colour and contrast. And one thing that no one seems to mention about them, particularly silk cravats, is what an absolute pleasure they are to wear. There are few better sensations than having a nice bit of loosely knitted silk around the neck.”

If you ever find yourself wondering about what you are or are considering wearing and would like Richard to ride to your rescue with some sound advice, please contact us via Twitter.

Richard James Savile Row tailor cravat

On the runway at our AW14 London Collections: Men show. Grey flannel dinner suit, tan chambray shirt and a brown and turquoise Arabesque silk cravat.

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM show

Backstage at our AW14 London Collections: Men show. Brown and pink quad windowpane suit with a purple and pink Arabesque silk cravat.

Richard James Savile Row  tailor LCM show

Backstage at our AW14 London Collections: Men show. Aubergine corduroy suit with a burgundy and red leaves silk cravat.

Squiggle Away

Benedict Cumberbatch in our AW14 burgundy paisley squiggle shirt at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Also available in green and navy.

At the Savile Row store and Richard James Online now.

Benedict Cumberbatch in Richard James Savile Row tailor shirt

Richard James Savile Row tailor paisley squiggle shirt

Richard James AW14 burgundy paisley squiggle shirt

Lot Of Bottle

100ml bottle production.

Richard James Savile Row eau de toilette is coming back. Very soon…

Richard James Savile Row tailor 100ml Bottle

Reel Inspiration – Ripley’s Game

Testy, terminally ill picture framer Jonathan Trevanny (Dougray Scott) has one too many in the company of the neighbours and pays the going price for styling self-made savant and sociopath supreme Tom Ripley (John Malkovich) a “vulgar American” when he finds himself coerced into garrotting a Russian goon on the Berlin to Dusseldorf express.

Ripley’s Game (Liliana Cavani, 2002) followed in the wake of Anthony Minghella’s 1999 The Talented Mr Ripley and sees a curiously camp Malkovich as Patricia Highsmith’s amoral anti-hero, living it up on his ill-gotten gains in Italy.

The forgivably rickety plot and Malkovich’s darkly comic performance aside, Ripley’s Game is also remarkable for the protagonist’s stylish, definingly European wardrobe – not least that silk scarf – which immediately manages to say more about how he really, desperately doesn’t want to be seen as a vulgar American than his art collection, furniture, books and hard-learnt ability to knock out a soufflé put together.

Ripley's Game

John Malkovich and Chiara Casseli in Ripley’s Game

Ripley's Game

John Malkovich in Ripley’s Game

Richard James Savile Row tailor spot scarf

Richard James double spot AW14 silk scarf

The Sound Of Richard James – 1st September 2014

Burning Up by Juce.