Transandine

The house edit of this month’s AW15 Transandine show at London Collections: Men.

Our AW15 Transandine collection hitches an exhilarating, high-altitude ride by rail through the towering, snow-peaked and sun-stippled mountains of South America with the plucky, ground-breaking band of Brits that was responsible for one of the greatest feats of engineering ever achieved.

When at the end of the 19th-century the Chilean government looked to put a railway through the sky-high, impossibly imposing Andes to neighbouring Argentina they turned, as they only could, to the renowned prowess and pioneering spirit of the British.

And so, zipping up the sheerest of mountainsides to a height of 13,000 feet, barreling along the brinks of the most dizzyingly precarious of precipices and cutting a snake-like swathe through a score and many more valleys and rock-ribbed gorges, the Transandine railway came to be.

The Sound Of Richard James – 19th January 2015

Those Who Can’t, Cheat by Clarence Clarity.

Reel Inspiration – The Man Who Fell To Earth

They’re spitting feathers at home, so august humanoid alien Thomas Newton (the beautifully turned out David Bowie in his first big screen role) pilots himself to Planet Earth in search of a drop of water, hitting the allegorical jackpot when he splashes down in a lake somewhere in the wastes of the Mid-West.

Coming – as tends to be the case with aliens – from a planet that’s light years ahead of our own in every way, the extraterrestrial with the soft Sarf London accent puts his brimming-over brain to good use building the biggest hi-tech conglomerate in the world to put himself in a position to buy up enough briny to save his people.

All proceeds swimmingly until he discovers the grabbier side of big business, human hanky-panky with Mary-Lou (Candy Clark) and, leaving the water behind, a taste for the harder stuff in the form of Gin and Tonic.

Nicolas Roeg’s the Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) is a stunning film in every way.

The Man Who Fell To Earth

The Man Who Fell To Earth

Richard James Savile Row tailor Herringbone coat

Black and olive herringbone overcoat.
At the Savile Row store and Richard James Online.

Boot Boy

Here’s our resident Wardrobe Warden and Adviser-at-Large Andreas busying himself backstage preparing a pair of our really quite elegant new suede ankle boots for last Sunday’s London Collections: Men show.

If you’d like to know how to properly care for suede or would like a bit of expert advice regarding the size, style or fit of anything in the Savile Row or Online stores, Andreas is itching to hear from you.

As you may already know, in addition to his work with Richard James, Andreas acts as a judge on the infinitely more interesting Norwegian version of The Great British Sewing Bee, Det Store Symesterskapet.

You can call Andreas on +44 (0)20 7434 0203 between 10am and 5pm UK time from Monday to Friday or email him on andreas@richardjames.co.uk.

These pictures were taken by the brilliant Andy Barnham for Riddle Magazine.

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM show by Andy Barnham 9_

Savile Row tailor LCM show AW15 by Andy Barnham 8_

It’s A Wrap

Here’s that Richard James BMW i8 in the making and, bottom, in all its finery at our London Collections: Men show at BMW on Park Lane.

This brilliant job was undertaken at BMW UK’s HQ in Bracknell, where they have quite a collection of rather special cars.

Look out for the Richard James i8 outside the Savile Row shop and around town all week!

Richard James Savile Row tailor BMW i8

Richard James Savile Row tailor BMW i8

Richard James Savile Row tailor BMW i8

Richard James Savile Row BMW i8

Richard James Savile Row BMW i8

Richard James Savile Row tailor BMW i8

Richard James Savile Row tailor BMW i8

Richard James Savile Row tailor BMW i8

Richard James Savile Row tailor BMW i8

Richard James Savile Row tailor BMW i8

Richard James Savile Row tailor BMW i8

Backstage

Backstage at yesterday’s AW15 London Collections: Men show with Ani Sarpe.

The theme of the show was Transandine, and it took inspiration from the plucky, ground-breaking band of Brits that put a railway through the sky-high, impossibly imposing Andes from Chile to Argentina at the end of the 19th-century.

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM

RichardJ James Savile Row tailor LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM

Car Out

We’re dressing a BMW i8 for London Collections: Men.

Richard James Savile Row tailor BMW i8

Further Reductions! Up to 60% OFF!

Further reductions in the sale!

Now up to 60% OFF at Richard James Online and the Savile Row store.

And further reductions at Brushfield Street.

Tailoring, outerwear, knitwear, shirts…

Please note that sale prices do not apply to our core line, year-round tailoring and other items.

Richard James Savile Row tailor sale

 

Out In The Cold

Out in the cold… The festivities really are over for another year.

Richard James Savile Row tailor snowman

Show Ahead

Two small clues to the theme of our very fast approaching AW15 London Collections: Men show, which is taking place this Sunday.

Top, the show invite and, bottom, a bit of the dramatic wallpaper that is now up in the showroom, which is where buyers and the like come to have a close up look at the collection.

All will be revealed on the day.

Richard James Savile Row tailor LCM invite

Richard James Savile Row tailor AW15 wallpap