Camera Angle

Here’s Ani Sarpe hard at it focusing her Leica M on Alexander Dreymon of The Last Kingdom fame.

This SS16 shoot for Richard James Online took place at splendid 33 Portland Place, which has famously been the scene of numerous shenanigans as well as where large swathes of The King’s Speech were filmed.

Pictured: blue jungle palm shirt (pictures 1,2 and 3), red lively leaves shirt (picture 4) and a peacock linen bomber jacket (picture 5).

Richard James shirt

Richard James shirt

Richard James shirt

Richard James shirt

Richard James bomber

Richard James shirt

A Quintessentially Cool And Crisp Jacket

Light to wear, breathable and effortlessly elegant, linen was made for the summer sun.

Blue silk and linen slub weave (pictured), peacock tropical linen, sand silk, linen and wool check….

Get set for the warmer weather with a beautifully cut Spring/Summer ’16 Richard James jacket.

All online orders addressed to London postcodes – E, SE, SW, W, NW, N – made by 12 noon UK time from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) can be delivered on the same day.

Richard James jacket

Bespoke Diary – Leg Up

Each leg is shaped separately to follow the customer’s natural contours before being joined together to make a wholly unique and perfectly tailored pair of trousers.

At work on a light wool ladies’ bespoke suit at Richard James Bespoke.

Richard James Savile Row tailor bespoke trousers

Richard James Bespoke in New York!

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailoring New York

A Stitch In Time

Here is our friend Simon Ollivant (alongside a bust of the young Simon by Elizabeth Frink) in the still neat and natty brown herringbone suit (plus more contemporary Richard James shirt and tie) that he had made for him in 1976 at the tailors Jarvis & Hamilton of 19 Clifford Street, which, curiously enough, are the very same premises from which Richard James Bespoke has traded since first opening its doors in 2007.

And, in the bottom picture, you can see Jarvis & Hamilton’s original invoice, which appears to be as remarkably well preserved as the suit itself.

Jarvis & Hamilton were both Simon’s grandfather’s and father’s tailors and he inherited some fine tailoring – including his first set of evening dress, which was made for his grandfather in 1939 – from both of them. “I was always impressed by the longevity of Savile Row clothes,” he says. “I also had a double-breasted blue overcoat of my grandfather’s from 1936 which I wore a lot until the mid-’70s, when I replaced it with something off the peg. I think my mother threatened to burn it if I didn’t…”

Simon still wears the suit on “high days and holidays,” and says the infrequency of such fiestas explain why the suit is still as good as new. And the suit now also serves as a useful dietary aid: “If the trousers start to feel a bit tight in the waist I know I have to take action.”

What a wonderful testament to the durability and continuity of both bespoke Savile Row tailoring and Savile Row itself.

Simon Savile Row suit

Simon Richard James suit

Simon Savile Row suit

The Sound Of Richard James – 25th April 2016

Last Drip (Remix feat. Rejjie Snow) by Jamie Isaac.


Mirror Image

A spectacular Lambretta (can’t quite make out the model) at the The Classic Car Boot Sale.

Not a difficult spot…

Lambretta Classic Car Boot Sale

Lambretta Classic Car Boot Sale

Classic English-Made Sneakers

The classic English-made Richard James sneakers are at the Savile Row store and online now.

In super-soft off-white deerskin leather and smart and supple navy and grey suede.

With a leather lining and a hard wearing and gripping rubber sole.

Beautifully made and perfectly understated.

All Richard James online orders addressed to London postcodes – E, SE, SW, W, NW, N – made by 12 noon UK time from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) can be delivered on the same day.

Richard James sneakers

Classic Flannel Suits

Our timeless flannel suits are now available at the Savile Row store and Richard James Online.

Blue and mid-grey.

Expertly cut from our modern classic Hyde block.

A subtly sophisticated wardrobe staple.

All Richard James Online orders addressed to London postcodes – E, SE, SW, W, NW, N – made by 12 noon UK time from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) can be delivered on the same day.

Richard James flannel suits

Colourways

Pick your colour at our London Collections: Men partners Rolls-Royce‘s HQ near Chichester, which we were fortunate enough to visit last week.

The top picture shows the standard Rolls-Royce exterior colours – unless you want to have a bespoke hue created just for you, of course.

Then we have some stitching finish colours and, finally, a small selection of the very soft and colourful interior leathers available.

As we know from our own work, colour is a very personal thing.

Richard James Savile Row tailor visit to Rolls-Royce

Richard James Savile Row tailor visit to Rolls-Royce

Richard James Savile Row tailor visit to Rolls-Royce