Pegg Out

On Simon Pegg at last night’s London premiere of Hector and the Search for Happiness, and (below) on the runway at our AW14 show of last January.

Our blue flannel shawl collar evening suit is in store and online now.

Rosamund Pike looked quite good too.

Richard James Savile Row suit

Richard James Savile Row suit

Wardrobe Warden

Introducing the new Richard James Online adviser-at-large, your very own wardrobe warden and appraiser of apparel, Mr Andreas Feet.

If you’d like some personal advice regarding the size, style and fit of anything in the online store you can now take advantage of Andreas’s expertise by contacting him directly.

Either call him on +44 (0)20 7434 0203 between 10am and 5pm UK time from Monday to Friday or email him on andreas@richardjames.co.uk at your leisure.

As you may already know, in addition to his work with us at Richard James, Andreas is a judge on the far superior Norwegian version of The Great British Sewing Bee, Det Store Symesterskapet, which airs in October.

Andreas Feet of Richard James Savile Row

The Sound Of Richard James – 11th August 2014

NYC Time by Petite Meller.

Final Reductions!

Now up to 60% off!

Final reductions in the online summer sale!

Our new, AW14 collection is arriving very soon.

Pictured and on sale now: purple faze polo shirt and off-white cotton gaberdine chinos.

Please note that sale prices do not apply to our coreline, non-seasonal items. 

Richard James Savile Row sale

Collection Point

Ben Wishaw in a yellow AW14 mohair knit for the Sunday Times Magazine.

Our AW14 New Edwardians collection is arriving in store now and will be online very soon.

Ben Wishaw in Richard James knitwear

Get The Measure

Get exactly the right size by comparing our measurements to a suit or shirt of your own before ordering from Richard James Online.

Consult our easy, fiddle and fuss free Size Guide now.

Richard James Savile Row suit guide

Richard James trousers size guide

Richard James Savile Row shirt guide

Body Double (Part Two)

Here’s another body double (see our post of 22nd July), a real one all the way from Hollywood.

We were recently commissioned to make some bespoke suits for rather a famous American actor (no names), and to get us under way we were sent a fibreglass cast of his torso.

From this we made a pattern, cut the cloth and produced a baste, which involves tacking together each part of a suit with the supporting and defining canvases and shoulder pads.

And after that was done we went over to Hollywood for the fittings, to ensure everything was just perfect.

No names.

Richard James Savile Row tailor body double

Richard James Savile Row tailor body double

Richard James Savile Row tailor body double

Reel Inspiration – Body Double

A dog of a day for unavailing actor Jake Scully (Craig Wasson), who is relieved of his role as Dracula after his claustrophobia impacts badly on his ability to take to a coffin before returning home to find man unknown in the marital bed sinking more than his fangs into Mrs Scully.

But distraction from his woes soon arrives when a friend lends him a spectacular house to sit in the Hollywood hills, complete – courtesy of a bewitching neighbour called Gloria (Deborah Shelton), a large, curtainless plate glass window and a high powered telescope – with a nightly striptease show…

Brian de Palma’s Body Double (1984) is a thrilling, twisting homage to Hitchcock and a treat of a testament to eighties schlock, not least in its dizzying depiction of the porn industry and scary eighties pop videos (Frankie Goes to Hollywood – clip below) that the very comfortably dressed Scully finds himself inextricably drawn into.

Body Double

Deborah Shelton in Body Double

Body Double

Craig Wasson in Body Double

Savile Row tailor turquoise slub linen shirt

SS14 turquoise slub linen shirt. In the Savile Row and Online sales now.

The Sound Of Richard James – 22nd July 2014

Time by Jungle.

Meet Me in Rio

The English Gentleman picks out a Richard James pocket square ahead of an exciting trip abroad.

Two screen shots from Meet Me in Rio (bottom), Savile Row’s collective contribution of sorts to last month’s London Collections: Men.

The short film shows the eponymous English Gentleman visiting Savile Row and thereabouts to prepare his wardrobe for the place they famously call the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvellous City). It was directed by Sean Thomas and it stars Ed Stoppard and friends.

This season’s The English Gentleman (which also included a number if images that you can see by following @SavileRowCollec on Twitter) was produced by Sammy Aki, Lloyd Almond and Anda Rowland. All was styled by Sammy Aki and Audie Charles. And generous support was given by Woolmark.

Pocket squares aside, we contributed a lightweight denim blue two-piece suit and quite a striking oversized scarf

Richard James Savile Row tailor pocket square

Richard James Savile Row tailor pocket square