Buckle Up

Bench-made in Northampton, England exclusively for Richard James.

In select black pebble-grain leather with doubly durable Dainite soles.

Buckle up with our double monks.

At the Savile Row store and Richard James Online now.

All online orders addressed to London postcodes – E, SE, SW, W, NW, N – made by 12 noon UK time from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) can be delivered on the same day.

Richard James monk shoes

Top Off Your Look

Wonderfully warm Welsh-made Geelong wool beanies and a super selection of very snug cashmere, silk and wool scarves.

For topping off your look and keeping out the cold.

At the Savile Row store and Richard James Online now.

All online orders addressed to London postcodes – E, SE, SW, W, NW, N – made by 12 noon UK time from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) can be delivered on the same day.

Richard James scarves and hats

Visitor Experience

Myles (left) and his captivated audience of MA Luxury Brand Management students from Winchester College of Art at the Savile Row store.

Students from this course visit every year to give us the once-over and quiz us about our own, unique approach to Savile Row tailoring and British menswear.

Students visit Richard James Savile Row tailor

Students visit Richard James Savile Row tailor

The Museum Of Last Parties

Yes, it’s that man again…

Here’s our store interiors and window display and lighting wizard Philip Oakley – he of Philip Oakley Illuminations, of course – in his pomp (or his ‘dressing up days’, as he puts it) at the lamentably long gone subterranean London Bridge club Shunt.

This arresting image of Philip – save for the titfer, dressed completely in Richard James – is currently being used by the Museum of London to promote its multifaceted beano-come-expo The Museum of Last Parties, which is happening tomorrow, Friday 4th November.

Museum of Last Parties

Meanwhile, in Mayfair…

This is a Broadspeed Jaguar XJ12C, the coolly conspicuous car that enjoyed some success (it could be said) competing with a clutch of quicksilver BMW CSLs for the European Touring Car Championship of 1977. British beef takes on Teutonic tech.

You might have seen the recently auctioned ersatz Broadspeed Jag (it was body-tweaked; nothing extra under the bonnet) that John Steed drove in The New Avengers, but this is the real thing: a lightweight, 5.3 litre, 180mph or thereabouts, dry-sump engined Broadspeed Engineering competition car.

Drivers John Fitzpatrick and Tim Schengen gallantly achieved two second places and a fifth in qualifying in this beast of a motor’s three races but – in the true style of Jaguar’s then owners British Leyland – it suffered from reliability problems and a distinct lack of investment and its racing days came to an end at the conclusion of the 1977 season when Leyland pulled the plug on what was one of the briefest but most colourful episodes of British motor racing history.

Quite literally a ride like no other, the car is now available, POA,  in all its original, unrestored and unmodified red, white and blue glory from the peerless JD Classics, just around the corner from us in Mayfair on Mount Row.

Broadspeed Jaguar

Broadspeed Jaguar

Broadspeed Jaguar XJ12

Broadspeed Jaguar

Broadspeed Jaguar

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween by Ani Sarpe.

Richard James Halloween by Ani Sarpe

The Sound Of Richard James – 31st October 2016

Creeping by Obongjayar.

What To Wear And Where

The London Jazz Festival is now our own capital’s biggest music festival.

Ten long, city-wide days and nights of live acts at legendary venues, all starting on Friday 11th November.

Were you attending and wondering what to wear, we’ve put together a fittingly free-flowing look – featuring our grey tonal squares jacket – that we think will work well.

At the Savile Row store and Richard James Online now.

All online orders addressed to London postcodes – E, SE, SW, W, NW, N – made by 12 noon UK time from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) can be delivered on the same day.

Richard James at London Jazz Festival

Reel Inspiration – Argo

Resourceful CIA ‘exfiltrator’ (of agents from hot water) Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with a cock and bull, only-in-the-movies scheme to secretly spirit six of his fellow countrymen away from their refuge in the Canadian Embassy during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.

As well as compellingly telling the true story of possibly the most amazing (and appropriate) acts of CIA subterfuge of all time, Argo (2012, also directed by Ben Affleck) acts as a fine showcase for the Harris tweed jacket, which is worn by Affleck throughout the film. As Mendez himself explained when the film was released: “That was our uniform. The jackets were representative of our group. Those of us in the CIA who did overseas work, work in the field. If you were tracking Ivan (the Soviet Union), you had Harris tweed.”

Mendez also revealed at the same time that the CIA commemorated the operation by hanging in their headquarters at Langley, Virginia a portrait of himself and a Tehran-based CIA agent called Julio, with both of them wearing Harris tweed jackets.

AW16 Richard James Harris tweed jackets (right, bottom) available at the Savile Row store and Richard James Online now.

Harris tweed jacket

argo Harris tweed jacket

Richard James Harris tweed jackets

Light On Your Feet

You would have to walk a very long way indeed to find a lighter and simply smarter pair of shoes than our new Vibram-soled Derbies.

All but weightless and perfect for work and play.

In an immaculate black or burgundy cavalry calf leather.

Richard James shoes at the Savile Row store and Richard James Online now.

Richard James shoes - vibram sole