Show Ahead

Two small clues to the theme of our very fast approaching AW15 London Collections: Men show, which is taking place this Sunday.

Top, the show invite and, bottom, a bit of the dramatic wallpaper that is now up in the showroom, which is where buyers and the like come to have a close up look at the collection.

All will be revealed on the day.

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM invite

Richard James Savile Row tailor AW15 wallpap

Happy New Year!

A happy and successful 2015 to you all from everyone at Richard James!

The Savile Row, Bespoke and Brushfield Street stores will be closing at 4pm today, Wednesday 31st December, closed tomorrow, Thursday 1st January 2015, and open as per normal on Friday 2nd January.

The sale continues with up to 40% OFF at the Savile Row store and Richard James Online. There are also further reductions at Brushfield Street.

And when the sale is over (in the not too distant future), look out for our SS15 Desert Rats collection. Pictured: khaki cotton canvas single-breasted trench, tan camo Desert Rats shirt and white cotton trousers.

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 collection

Sale Time!

The sale starts today!

UP to 40% OFF at Richard James Online and the Savile Row store. And further reductions at Brushfield Street.

Please note that both the Savile Row and Brushfield Street stores will be open as normal over the holiday period, except on Thursday 1st January when they will both be closed.

Please also note that sale prices do not apply to our coreline, year-round tailoring and other items.

Richard James Savile Row tailor sale

Season’s Greetings

A very happy Christmas and holiday season to you from everyone at Richard James.

Please note that both the Savile Row and Brushfield Street stores will be open as normal over the holiday period, except on Christmas Day, Thursday 25th December, Boxing Day, Friday 26th December, and New Year’s Day, Thursday 1st January, when they will be closed.

PS – That’s our Christmas card on the right, by the way, featuring Dick the snowman. You can see him and his real (yes, real!) snowman friend Jim in the window of the Savile Row store.

Richard James Savile Row tailor Christmas card

Model Behaviour

Casting for next month’s fast approaching Autumn/Winter ’15 London Collections: Men show.

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM casting

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM casting

 

Man Of The World

Here’s Adam – who you might recognise from the Savile Row store – and a copy of the new, out-now Man of the World, which features a nice drawing of the very familiar looking man who styled the excellent Morning, Noon & Night feature.

Adam Rogers of Richard James the Savile Row tailor

The Sound Of Richard James – 15th December 2014

Sunshine by Flight Facilities (feat. Reggie Watts).

Reel Inspiration – Bad Santa

Booze addled, bountifully bitter Willie T. Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) gets in to the Christmas spirit in the same way that he does every year by teaming up with his trusty elf Marcus (Tony Cox) and finding work as a department store Santa in order to do an inside job on the safe and have it away with the bumper holiday takings.

Sorely tried by the ‘little shits’ that run the gauntlet of his grotto and bereft of any sort of bonhomie, can this most curmudgeonly of Claus be redeemed and have a bit of goodwill to all men imbued in him by the game Santa-fetishist Sue (Lauren Graham) and the bullied, big-boned The Kid (Brett Kelly)?

As you would expect, the wardrobe centres on Santa’s classic red suit, hat and good, all-weather, properly gripping boots, the importance of which are memorably demonstrated in the plus-size changing room scene.

Bad Santa

Richard James Savile Row tailor brogue boot

Richard James pebble-grain Dainite sole brogue boots

 

Good Brolly

A little bit of umbrella etiquette to go with our new hand-made faze umbrellas (they also come with an orange lining), which are now available at the Savile Row and online stores:

1. To avoid clashing when two umbrella carriers meet, the taller man (or woman) should raise their umbrella, not shift or drop it to the side.

2. Check left, right, ahead and behind (think driving) when opening your umbrella.

3. Likewise closing it.

4. Do not put your wet umbrella on the seat next to you if travelling by public transport. Please.

5. Carry your furled umbrella as you would a walking stick, don’t tuck it under your arm.

6. Stand your umbrella up to dry in a place where people are not going to slip on the puddle of water it will deposit and break bones.

7. Don’t hog. Umbrellas can be shared.

8. Golf umbrellas possibly work best for golf.

Richard James Savile Row tailor umbrella

Richard James Savile Row tailor umbrella

Richard James Savile Row tailor umbrella

Richard James Savile Row tailor umbrella

The Sound Of Richard James – 11th December 2014

Who Do You Love (feat. Robyn) by Kindness.