Reel Inspiration – In the Mood for Love

Hong Kong, 1962, and neighbours Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Leung) and Su Li-Zhen’s (Maggie Cheung) unspoken realisation that their spouses are crunching more than numbers on their mutually timed business trips away throws them together in a silkily sensual, filthily frustrating tale of forbidden love.

The nights are long and sticky, the aircon rattles rhythmically and there’s only the narrowest of corridors between them, but to indulge their desire, as they cryptically conclude, “Would mean we are no better than they are.” No knee knocking for them; their love is of a higher calling.

Wong Kar-Wai’s In the Mood for Love (2001) is a beautiful film in every way, its seductive tenor and lushness epitomised by Su Li-Zhen who appears throughout sensually sheathed in a selection of stunningly cut cheongsams, each of them – it should be noted – beautifully set off and complimented  by one of the classic, pristine white shirts that her impossibly self-controlled suitor is never seen without.

In the Mood for Love

In The Mood For Love

Richard James Savile Row tailor white shirt

Tailored fit white two-fold 170s Zephir double-cuff shirt from Richard James Online and the Savile Row store

Runway Boys

The house edit video of our SS15 London Collections: Men Desert Rats show of 16th June.

The collection will be in the shops next January.

Close Up

Up close backstage at our SS15 Desert Rats LC:M show with Leica Akademie tutor Robin Sinha.

Pictures taken with the Leica m (typ 240).

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM show

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM show

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM show

Sale Time!

The sale starts today, Saturday 28th June!

Up to 35% off at the Savile Row store and 35% off at Richard James Online.

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

Richard James Savile Row tailor sale image

The Sound Of Richard James – 23rd June 2014

North Circular by Real Lies.

On The Runway

And on the runway at yesterday’s SS15 Desert Rats LC:M show at BMW Park Lane with the brilliant Andy Barnham, a former Desert Rat himself, you know.

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor

Richard James Savile Row tailor

Richard James Savile Row tailor

Richard James Savile Row tailor

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Richard James Savile Row tailor

 

Richard James Savile Row tailor

Desert Rats

Backstage and on the runway at yesterday’s SS15 LC:M Desert Rats show with Ani Sarpe.

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

 

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor SS15 LCM

Sheep Art

Here’s our contribution to Sheep Art, Woolmark’s  artfully conceived social auction in aid of the British Fashion Council Education Foundation, which coincides with next week’s London Collections: Men.

The other participants are Christopher Raeburn, Lou Dalton, SIBLING, Paul Smith, Timothy Everest and, not least, British GQ Editor-in-Chief and LC:M chairman Dylan Jones. And, save for Mr Jones, the inspiration behind each participant’s piece of Sheep Art is Cool Wool and their SS15 collection, which all will be showcasing at LC:M. See each piece of Sheep Art here.

“Ours is a well-camouflaged Merino sheep!” explains Richard. “Our SS15 collection contemplates the irresistible, all-engulfing infinity of the Sahara desert in the company of the Desert Rats, a legendary troop of men that effortlessly embodied those fine, defining British qualities of derring-do and dogged determination in the face of the most trying circumstances. And as you’d expect with a collection that takes inspiration from a band of Brits who knew better then most how to keep cool in the heat of the moment, Cool Wool is an essential part of it.”

Cool Wool is a lightweight Merino wool fabric with a maximum weight of just 190 g/m² that will feature strongly in our collection. Light, unbeatably comfortable and remaining relatively crease free, it has long been a favoured suiting of ours.

To win the piece of Sheep Art of your choice, simply visit Woolmark on facebook or Twitter and like or follow. Then either like the promotional post on facebook or tweet or retweet your favourite Sheep Art using #coolwool. The winner will be the person who gets the highest number of likes, retweets and favourites.

Entries to be submitted between 14.00 GMT on 13th June 2014 and 23.00 GMT on 20th June 2014. Entries made outside this promotional period will not be accepted.

All valid entries received during the promotional perios will be entered into a random prize draw within three working days of the closing date. Upon acceptance of the prize the winner will be announced on the Woolmark Company’s facebook and Twitter pages.

Sheep Art by Richard James Savile Row tailor

Tour de Force

The finished article.

First siting of the stunning Sundown Town, the one-off (though one can easily be made-to-order for you) Richard James inspired roadster that our friends at the Vickers Bicycle Company have made to mark this year’s Tour de France.

The dapper colour scheme was inspired by an ice-blue Cool Wool suit from our in-the-shops-now SS14 Sundown collection.

The bike will be in the window of the Bespoke shop from July 5th, when Le Tour gets under way in Leeds, to July 27th, when the brakes will be applied on the Champs-Élysée.

Richard James Savile Row tailor inspired Vickers bicycle

The Sundown Town – Richard James inspired Vickers Bicycle Company roadster

All Teaser

Teasing shirt pocket detail from our SS15 collection, which will be revealed at our LC:M show next Monday.

Richard James Savile Row tailor shirt detail