Ice Job

Proof (as if it were needed) that Richard James Online delivers anywhere.

Our friend Dr James Townsend’s cashmere socks arrive in Antarctica.

Regardless of the distance, whatever the weather, we will get through.

Please note the following regarding Christmas deliveries:

For guaranteed delivery by Wednesday 24th December, London orders – to E, SE, SW, W, NW and N postcodes – must be placed by midnight GMT on Tuesday 23rd December, UK orders by midnight GMT on Monday 22nd December and Rest of the World orders by midnight GMT on Tuesday 16th December.

Richard James Savile Row tailor cashmere socks

Reel Inspiration – Vanishing Point

An existential odyssey of sorts as benzedrine buff and would be Homer Kowalski (Barry Newman) encounters the likes of gay highwaymen, a God-fearing snake wrangler and a naked blond on a bike as he embarks on a head down charge to escape post-Woodstockian world weariness by delivering a supercharged Dodge Challenger from Colorado to San Francisco in 15 hours.

Kowalski’s guiding light is Super Soul (Cleavon Little), a blind radio DJ who eavesdrops on police radio to steer him clear of his law enforcing pursuers and updates his ever increasing number of listeners on the progress of  “the last Amercian hero” and “the last beautiful free soul on this planet” as he makes his way.

To be honest, Richard C. Sarafian’s brilliant, cult-classic Vanishing Point (1971) has little of substance so far as wardrobe is concerned, but it is worth noting how remarkably well Kowalski’s snowy white shirt stands up to its epic journey.

Vanishing Point

Kowalski (Barry Newman) and the girl on the bike (Gilda Texter) in Vanishing Point (1971)

Vanishing Point

Kowalski and that girl (again) in Vanishing Point

Richard James Savile Row tailor white Oxford shirt

Tailored fit white Royal Oxford cotton shirt – from Richard James Online and the Savile Row store

Knit Wit

A reminder from our friend Eddy Temple-Morris that the festive season and, with it, the outing of a bit of season-specific knitwear is almost upon us.

This is Eddy’s wonderfully warming Christmas/holiday season crew neck depicting the front and rear view of an angel playing a lute that we produced in the 80s.

“Pretty amazing innit?” says Eddy. “I love that you did the arse too.” Happy to oblige, Eddy.

Richard James Savile Row tailor knitwear

Park Life

On assignment with photographer Ani Sarpe and her mystery assistant (bottom, right) in the Olympic Park.

An internal AW14 shoot, the results of which you will be able to see on our website very soon.

Green moleskin suit, olive herringbone hoodie and peat brown boucle overcoat available from Richard James Online and the Savile Row shop.

Ani Sarpe shoots Richard James Savile Row tailor

Ani Sarpe shoots Richard James Savile Row tailo

Ani Sarpe shots Richard James Savile Row tailor

Ani Sarpe shoots Richard James Savile Row tailor

Gong Show

Congratulations to Andy Martin Architects for winning the properly prestigious Retail Architecture award at October’s UK Property Awards for its sterling work on our flagship Savile Row store.

Here (top) is the store as it was a little over a year ago just as AMA were going to work, and below is how it looks today post said award winning work.

Quite a job.

Richard James Savile Row tailor shop before

Richard James’ Savile Row store before Andy Martin

Richard James Savile Row tailor shop after

And Richard James’ Savile Row store after Andy Martin

Richard James Bespoke in Hong Kong

We are delighted to announce that Richard James Bespoke will become the first Savile Row house to visit Hong Kong on Friday 28th November 2014.

The Bespoke team will be present to undertake fittings and consultations, take orders and advise on any aspect of our bespoke and made-to-measure tailoring.

Friday 28th November 2014 at INDEPENDENCE, Shop 306, 3/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong.

Please contact Stefan at stefan@richardjames.co.uk or telephone Richard James Bespoke in London on +44 (0)20 7287 9645 to make an appointment.

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor goes to Hong Kong

Dashing

Our Bambury Derbies (and a bit of leg) in the out-now, AW14 issue of Dash.

Available in burgundy and black from the Savile Row store.

Richard James Savile Row tailor Bambury shoes

Screen Time

Our dichroic screen has responded splendidly to the grey skies overhead and bit of rain we’ve had on the Row of late.

As you might have seen, the screen pretty much splits the flagship Savile Row store in two, separating our seasonal collection from our year-round, core line classics.

Its shifts in colour and radiance come with changes in the intensity of the light. That and the filters, which allow certain, selected colours to shine through while bouncing other, unwanted ones, out.

Here, in full bloom, it sets off an olive Harris tweed jacket nicely.

Richard James Savile Row tailor jacket

AW14 olive Harris tweed Spirit jacket at the Savile Row shop

Richard James Savile Row tailor shop

Dichroic screen at the Savile Row shop

Richard James Savile Row tailor shop

Dichroic screen at the Savile Row shop

The Sound Of Richard James – 29th October 2014

Go Back by Tony Allen (feat. Damon Albarn).

New City Store! Previous Seasons’ Sale Stock And More!

Up to 40% OFF at our new City store!

14a Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6AN. Tel. +44 (0)20 7247 5066.

Just two minutes from Liverpool Street station!

And it’s open seven days a week: Monday to Friday 11am – 7pm, Saturday 11am – 6pm, Sunday 12pm – 5pm.

In addition to previous seasons’ sale stock, Richard James Brushfield Street offers a full made-to-measure tailoring service, our seasonal ready-to-wear and year-round core line collections and exclusive garments and accessories that are not available elsewhere.

Suits, shirts, knitwear, footwear, RJ Lifestyle, denim, ties, socks, pockets squares, swim shorts, t-shirts, scarves, belts, wallets, cufflinks, fragrance and luggage.

Richard James Savile Row tailor City store

Richard James Savile Row tailor City store

Richard James Savile Row tailor City store