Richard James Bespoke In NYC!

We are delighted to announce that Richard James Bespoke will next be in residency at the Langham Place, Fifth Avenue hotel in New York from Monday 11th until Friday 15th May 2015.

Bespoke manager Steve and one of our head cutters will be present to undertake fittings and consultations and advise on any aspect of our bespoke and made-to-measure tailoring.

Please contact Steve at steve@richardjames.co.uk or telephone the Bespoke shop on +44 (0)20 7287 9645 if you would like to make an appointment.

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor in New York

Rat Pack

Three of our cool-to-wear, sharply refined SS15 polos and tees.

Original, in-house Richard James print design inspired by the Desert Rats and the all-engulfing infinity of the Sahara desert.

For soaking up the summer sun.

From top to bottom: Desert Map polo, Camo Rat polo and Red Stripe jersey tee.

See all our new season polos and tees in-store and online now.

All online orders addressed to London postcodes – E, SE, SW, W, NW, N – made by 12 noon from Monday to Friday are delivered on the same day.

Richard James Savile Row bespoke tailor polosSS15

Fishy Business

An explanatorily named fish cut sketched on the pattern (above) and made in the canvas (below) of a nice two-piece navy twill suit.

A good cutter will put a fish cut into the front, tummy region of a canvas (which helps structure and give overall definition to a suit) when he needs to create more shape and mould the cloth around the middle region of a portlier, more rotund gentleman. It works to ensure that the suit coat (jacket) really fits and doesn’t hang from the stomach like a skirt.

One of the more advanced, rather tricky techniques of bespoke Savile Row tailoring.

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor fish cut

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor fish cut

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor fish cut

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor fish cut

Easter Opening

A worried face in the cutting room as the annual Richard James Easter egg hunt gets under way.

The Savile Row, Bespoke and Brushfield Street stores will be open as usual on Saturday 4th April, but closed on Friday 3rd and Monday 6th April for the Easter break. Richard James Online will be open as per usual, but we will not be able to offer our same day London delivery service on Friday 3rd or Monday 6th April.

We wish you a very good Easter weekend.

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor cutting room

On The Links

The moulds for our new, solid silver cufflinks.

Sometimes it does to add a bit of polish and another point of focus to a more formal look.

More about them when they arrive in-store and online a little later in the year.

Richard James Savile Row tailor cufflinks

 

Reel Inspiration – La Piscine

Fine, full-on Frenchness as pleasure-seeeking Jean-Paul (Alain Delon) and Marianne’s (Romy Schneider) poolside frolics (their performance given extra edge by their previous off-set canoodlings) are interrupted by the arrival of her former fancy man Harry (Maurice Ronet) and his gauche, tease of a teenage daughter Penelope (Jane Birkin).

Cue (and no prizes for guessing) all sorts of desirous to-dos as the glistening, seductive surface of Jacques Deray’s beautifully shot and now beautifully restored La Piscine (1969) gives way to reveal the darker depths of the way we (or at least our French cousins) are. That and one of the most scorchingly stylish summer wardrobes on film to boot.

La Piscine Richard James Savile Row tailor blog

La Piscine Richard James Savile Row tailor blog

Richard James Savile Row taiilor shorts

Pink abstract dune swim shorts

Richard James Savile Row shirt

Navy shaded linen and cotton shirt

Getting Valet

More of our latest addition to the Bespoke shop, our beautifully made and perfectly practical Gentleman’s Valet Company valet.

Just the job if you’re going to follow our advice and air your jacket or suit overnight before slipping it back in the wardrobe. And for ensuring you’re properly prepared for the day ahead with any cufflinks or baubles or the like safely and stylishly to hand.

The Gentleman’s Valet Company came to be in 2007 when bespoke furniture maker and former fashion photographer Sam Brown was commissioned to make a valet for a not unknown interior designer. He was very much taken by the result of his labours and decided to concentrate his efforts purely on making valets. Now he produces various models – to order and by hand in walnut or oak – in his workshop in Tottenham, north London.

Our very handsome example is the Skull Hatstand Valet in walnut.  At approximately six weeks (or a bit under if you’re lucky), turnaround time for a standard valet is not a lot less than one of our own bespoke Savile Row suits, which will tell you how much work goes into it.

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor valet

 

Richard James bespoke Savile Row tailor

Richard James bespoke Savile Row tailor valet

The Sound Of Richard James – 23rd March 2015

Exit Strategy by Sandunes.

3 Ways To Wear… The Classic Navy Blazer

Dress it up or dress it down, the classic navy blazer is a must-have for any man’s wardrobe.

Cut from our beautifully balanced, modern classic Hyde block in a super-soft, subtly textured 100% wool hopsack.

Wear it with charcoal fine twill trousers, a deep pink Oxford tie and black Derbies (left), a Desert Rats knit, jeans and apron boots (centre) or a dark sand military shirt, grey cotton twill trousers and apron boots (right). All available now from the Savile Row store and Richard James Online.

All online orders addressed to London postcodes – E, SE, SW, W, NW, N – made by 12 noon from Monday to Friday are now delivered on the same day.

Richard James Savile Row tailor blazer

Model Behaviour

Behind the scenes at this week’s SS15 Desert Rats shoot with super snapper Ani Sarpe (top, left), magnificent model Issac B of Models 1 (top, centre, naturally…) and scintillating stylist Irene (top, right).

And, below, pre-eminent make up man Nariman Pouranpir and the rest of the very talented Richard James team.

All of Isaac’s clothes are available in-store on Savile Row and online with the rest of our SS15 Desert Rats collection now.

Richard James Savile Row tailor shoot

 

Richard James Savile Row tailor shoot

Richard James Savile Row tailor shoot