Final Reductions In The Sale – Up To 70% Off!

Final reductions at the Savile Row store and Richard James Online  - up to 70% off.

The Sale must end soon.

Savile Row suits and much more.

International express courier delivery.

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

Please note that sale prices do not apply to our coreline, non-seasonal tailoring and other items or our online ESSENTIALS.

Richard James bespoke Savile Row tailor Sale

How to wear… Shorts

A few thoughts on the knotty subject of shorts (and we have a nice few pairs on sale in the Savile Row store, but just the one style left online) and how you might wear them this summer:

1. Think cut and length (see top and middle right). As a general pointer, wear your shorts between an inch and three above the knee and give yourself a little room to breathe in the leg, but not so much that you flap. Shorts are designed to be comfortable, but not to harness the wind. As with a suit or a pair of trousers (and shorts are just short trousers), think silhouette.

2. Desist from overfilling your pockets (see bottom right). This is a common yet understandable error as one often pairs shorts with polos and tees and the like, which tend not to have too many pockets.

3. Don’t be afraid of colour. Worn casually, shorts allow you to be much bolder than a pair of trousers. After all, there is rather less of them to see than a pair of trousers.

4. But do be wary of colour if you’re going for a more formal jacketed look. In these situations it does to treat your shorts as you would a pair of formal trousers by working around them and using them to set off colour. Navy, dark grey and olive will do you here.

5. Bear in mind that socks might work better with formally worn shorts.

6. Remember that your now exposed legs are going to be noticed more than your shorts, but have the confidence to resist shaving and waxing. A little bronzer is allowed.

Richard James bespoke Savile Row tailor shorts

Shorts… Wear them between an inch and three above the knee, not too short or too tight and don’t overfill your pockets.

Get in Line

A close up of one of the Hordes of Hatted People silk pocket squares from our AW15 Transandine inspired collection.

We’re taking delivery of the collection now and it will be in the Savile Row store and online in a short matter of weeks. Register with us on our homepage or keep an eye out here to know exactly when and be first in line!

Transandine was the name of the railway that a particularly plucky band of British engineers put through the impossibly imposing Andes from Chile to Argentina  at the end of the 19th-century.

As our traditionally overwritten collection description states, expect a bold, distinctly durable collection that embodies the pathfinding pep of the men who undertook one of the most remarkable construction projects in the world and the solid, beautifully crafted quality of their work.

Richard James bespoke Savile Row tailor pocket square

The Sound Of Richard James – 9th July 2015

Plage Isolée by Polo & Pan.

Reel Inspiration – Inside Llewyn Davis

It’s 1961, and having impregnated one friend’s wife, lost another’s cat and seen the partner with whom he recorded the promising ‘If I Had Wings’ LP throw himself off the George Washington Bridge, prickly-proud Greenwich Village folkster Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) attempts to pull himself out of his somewhat self-contrived downward spiral by hitching to Chicago to secure a record deal with the legendary Bud Grossman.

His ride comes courtesy of the splendidly coiffed and turned out Roland Turner (right; John Goodman), a folk-scorning jazzman who is as forthright as you’d expect a mainlining heroin addict to be, and his loyal ‘valet’ Johnny Five.

Davis auditions, but Grossman fails to hear the “sound of money” and so our antihero returns to New York and a cosy little scene that is crying out for someone like Bob Dylan (who one presumes is the bubble-haired character performing in the bar at the end) to give it a bit of clout and coherence.

More brilliance and pathos aplenty from the Coen brothers with Inside Llewyn Davis (2013).

Roland Turner Richard James Savile Row tailor blog

Inside Llewyn Davis Richard James Savile Row tailor blog

 

The Sound Of Richard James – 25th June 2015

When I’m With U I Think of Her by Dam-Funk.

Double Vision

On the runway and (below) in the hands of our friend the fashion illustrator Emma Mullen.

Look No. 1 at Sunday’s SS16 My Green Trauma London Collections: Men show.

Richard James Savile Row tailor at London Collections

Emma Mullen illustration of Richard James Savile Row tailor suit

My Green Trauma

Here’s the video of Sunday’s Spring/Summer ’16 My Green Trauma London Collections: Men show.

The collection cuts a seductively serpentine path through the verdant thick of the Mexican jungle to Las Pozas, the fabulous far-off folly that was the creation of the quintessentially English poet and surrealist Edward James. My Green Trauma was what James called the jungle.

You will find the collection in-store and online in January 2016.

The music is Dancing in the Silence by Belgrave.

The Car Side

That very special BMW i8 in a Richard James SS16 flower print at yesterday’s London Collections: Men show and (below) in the making at BMW UK HQ.

Richard James Savile Row tailor BMW i8 at LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor BMW i8 at LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor BMW i8 at LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor BMW i8 at LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor BMW i8 at LCM

Behind The Scenes

Behind the scenes at today’s SS16 My Green Trauma LC:M show with Ani Sarpe and a special BMW i8.

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM show

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM