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Reel Inspiration – 9 1/2 Weeks

Cue nine and a half weeks of naughtiness as assertive Wall Street broker John (Mickey Rourke) and game gallery assistant Elizabeth (Kim Basinger) lock eyes over a propitious, intricately intertwined pile of bare-skinned legs, breasts and other bits on the poultry stall of the local market.

Bullwhips, a bit of bondage and the blindfolded El Bulli-style get-this surprise tasting session all add up to a smorgasbord of soft porn, before our allotted, titular time is up and the recently divorced Elizabeth ducks out ahead of the game, in control and with her integrity intact.

Time has inevitably tamed the sexual shenanigans of Adrian Lyne’s 9 1/2 Weeks (1986), but Mickey Rourke’s wardrobe – not least his double-breasted overcoat – stands up as well as it always did.

AW14 olive double-breasted overcoat from Richard James Online, the Savile Row store and stockists.

9 ½ Weeks

Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger in 9 1/2 Weeks

9 ½ Weeks

Mickey Rourke in 9 ½ Weeks

Richard James Savile Row coat

Richard James olive double-breasted herringbone overcoat

Scent Back

More distribution developments regarding our newly re-issued Richard James Savile Row eau de toilette (right) and – if by chance you’re not familiar with it – another opportunity to see our original, 15-certificate (see the last few seconds…) cinema commercial (bottom right) that helped launch it the first time around in 2003.

Richard James Savile Row eau de toilette is now available through the following outlets:

Richard James Online and the Savile Row store

The Grooming Clinic (UK)

allbeauty.com (UK and Europe)

And coming very soon:

birchbox.com (USA)

Colette (France and Europe)

Richard James Savile Row eau de toilette fragrance

Richard James Savile Row eau de toilette at the Savile Row store

On The Wall

Three fine multi-media works by Colin McMaster are now up on the walls in the Bespoke shop.

Colin paints stereotypes rather than individuals, taking inspiration from storyboards and comics and the dark undertones of American film noir and pulp fiction. Heightened realism, you could call it.

The subjects are superficially attractive, but betray an underlying sense of narcissism and inkling of the illicit that results in the viewer being cast as a voyeur, stuck somewhere between observation and accusation.

Contact Colin directly regarding prices, commissions and exhibitions.

C McMaster at Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor

Golden Palms by Colin McMaster

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor

Golden Palms by Colin McMaster at Richard James Bespoke

C McMaster at Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor

Flo by Colin McMaster

C McMaster at Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor

Studio Cuts no3 by Colin McMaster

The Sound Of Richard James – Wednesday 8th October

This Is Not About Us by Kindness.

Scent Away

It’s back and it’s at the Savile Row store and Richard James Online in 100ml and 50ml bottles now!

Our celebrated Richard James Savile Row eau de toilette first appeared in 2003, ushering in a new era in sensual, vibrantly crafted men’s scents. And now, due to customer demand, we’ve reintroduced it, exactly as it was first created by Richard and legendary parfumier Yves Cassar. Same scent, same weighty, dimpled bottle.

A truly masculine, seductive scent, Richard James Savile Row’s fresh, floral burst is anchored with warm, rich undertones of precious leather. Its soft suede accord gives it a deliciously subtle note that blends perfectly with muscular vetyver and smoky Darjeeling. This remains the only men’s fragrance to use tuberose in such high quantities, yet its combination with the soft suede accord ensures this beguilingly feminine flower is given an immediate masculine twist. Bergamot adds lifting, zesty notes and mandarin imparts freshness.

Top notes: Italian bergamot, mandarin, fresh Chinese ginger, green tea leaves, petitgrain citronnier, Tunisian rosemary and Egyptian basil oil.

Heart notes: Guatemalan cardamon, coriander seed oil, evening dew tuberose, Lily of the Valley, rose and lavender.

Base notes: precious leather, Indonesian patchouli, Indian sandalwood, tobacco absolute, amber, Haitian vetyver, musk and oak moss.

You will find exactly what went in to it (was it really the first fragrance to openly list each of its ingredients?) listed on the box.

Says Richard: “I wanted to create a truly bespoke infusion that perfectly captured the Richard James ethos of respecting traditions, but at the same time pushing the boundaries. The unusual combinations I selected ensure the scent is unique. I was overwhelmed by the number of people who contacted me personally asking if I was going to reintroduce Richard James Savile Row and I’m now thrilled to have done so.”

Richard James Savile Row eau de toilette is now available through the following outlets:

Richard James Online and the Savile Row store

The Grooming Clinic (UK)

allbeauty.com (UK)

Colette (France and Europe)

And coming very soon:

birchbox.com (USA)

Richard James Savile Row tailor fragrance

Richard James Savile Row EDT at the Savile Row store

 

Richard James Savile Row tailor fragrance

Richard James Savile Row EDT in 100ml (left) and 50ml bottles

Hot Socks

Our five top selling AW14 socks to date.

Blue is (predominantly) the colour, you could say.

From top to bottom:

1. Navy contrasting top, heel and toe.

2. Aqua herringbone.

3. Black and lilac dogstooth.

4. Racing green and turtle big stripe.

5. Petrol blue contrasting top, heel and toe.

It’s the time to think Merino and cashmere and refresh your sock drawer in readiness for some chillier times ahead.

Richard James Savile Row tailor socks

Richard James Savile Row tailor socks

Richard James Savile Row tailor socks

Richard James Savile Row tailor socks

Richard James Savile Row tailor socks

Watch Out

A few stages in the making of a Black Watch tartan jacket at Richard James Bespoke.

Somewhat unusually, we made this jacket for use as both evening and casual wear. Hence the straight cross pockets (traditional for a dinner suit) where our everyday jackets more normally feature our preferred slanted flap pockets. A pair of black barathea trousers that we’re currently finishing will form the other half of the dinner suit.

Black Watch is the tartan of  The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (3 Scots), and takes its name from its dark, subdued tones and the regiment’s original job of keeping an eye on goings on in the Highlands.

Official business aside, we think it works particularly well under the lights as evening wear.

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row suit

Preparing for the pockets

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row suit

Putting in a pocket

Richard James Savile Row suit

The two canvassed fore parts with side bodies attached

Richard James Savile Row suit

Putting in a cross (side) pocket

Richard James Savile Row suit

Finished bar the finishing

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row suit jacket

And the finished article

 

Same Day Delivery!

Looking to make an immediate impression? Got a bit of a night on? Generally impatient?

Order online for delivery to any London postcode – and by that we mean postcodes beginning E, W, SW, N, NW etc etc – by 12 noon from Monday to Friday and we’ll get your order to you the same day!

All Richard James Online orders for London deliveries received by 12 noon are now despatched by express courier for same day delivery.

In response to your feedback, we’ve expanded our online service hugely so you now have fingertip access to much, much more, straight from the Savile Row store!

The Curzon overnight bags (right) are a part of our new luggage collection, which is available online now.

Richard James Savile Row tailor bag

Richard James Savile Row tailor bag

Richard James Savile Row tailor bag