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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Deborah Shelton in Body Double
Craig Wasson in Body Double
SS14 turquoise slub linen shirt. In the Savile Row and Online sales now.
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