50% OFF In The Sale!

Further reductions in the Sale!

There is now 50% OFF suits, jackets, shirts, knitwear, accessories

At the Savile Row store and Richard James Online.

Please note that the Sale discount does not apply to our classic, non-seasonal tailoring and other items and accessories.

Richard James Savile Row sale

Small Change

It is often the smallest things that present the biggest challenges.

Indeed, of the five identical bespoke wedding suits we were recently asked to make for a groom and his children, aged between ten and seventeen, it was the smallest child’s suit that proved by far to be the largest task.

Pictured here (right) are said suits, which were cut from the same lightweight grey wool ‘fresco’ cloth, which is spot on for a summer wedding.

Cutting a bespoke suit for a child has been a new experience for our Head Cutter, Ben Clarke. Using a smaller length of cloth makes it harder to cut the pattern, because everything from the size of the pockets to the armholes is smaller and the proportions of a suit change when it is scaled down.

Children’s shoulder blades also protrude a little more than adults’, which also makes creating an accurate pattern tricky. “All the rules go out of the window,” says Ben. “And you have to change your system”.

Richard James Bespoke suit

Richard James Bespoke

The Seagull of Savile Row

It’s that time of year again and the Seagull of Savile Row (or adjoining Clifford Street, to be exact but less alliterative) is back.

Visitors to our Bespoke store in the early summer months will quite possibly be familiar with this screeching and swooping presence. We certainly are.

To put your mind at rest if you were thinking of paying us a visit, the Seagull of Savile Row is merely keeping a protective eye out for its young, which hatch in early June and fledge in August. You could be forgiven for thinking otherwise, but it is not out to pick a fight.

That said, it does pay to stay on your toes (or possibly knees) when there are dive-bombing seagulls around as they have also been known to help themselves to food, particularly, it seems, chips, sausage rolls, Gregg’s Chicken Bakes and anything from McDonald’s. Clean eaters will presumably be able to pass by without too many problems.

Seagull at Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor

Light Show

Someone familiar to watch over us all in the very smartly refurbished slate grey Bespoke store.

This super neon portrait of Richard was made by our friend Philip – yes, he of Philip Oakley Illuminations – with the help of the artist Danny Mooney.

Says Philip, philosophically: “Sometimes, people who aren’t that familiar with the company ask if there is such a person as Richard James, which of course there is, and I thought this was a fitting thing to do to mark the 25th anniversary of the business and my association with Richard.

“I asked Danny to do the sketch based on my favourite photograph of Richard, because he is so skilled in capturing things with the absolute minimal amount of detail, which is essential when you’re working with neon.

“In fact, Danny didn’t include a nose or mouth and although we later tried them it turned out better with just the trademark specs.

“I always associate Richard with colour and it was this above all that catapulted Richard James into Savile Row 25 years ago. So we used some strong colours and gave our Richard red glasses, a yellow shirt, a bright green tie and a classic strong blue suit, which Richard James is very well known for.

“I think the portrait sums up Richard and Richard James. Above all, Richard likes it so I’m happy.”

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor

The Sound Of Richard James – Thursday 15th June

Ojai by Joe Lutcher.

But a brief snatch of the super soundtrack our own Kevin Medley put together for Sunday’s London Fashion Week Men’s presentation of our SS18 Atlantic collection.

You can see the collection until Friday 16th June at Pitti Uomo – G/1, Padiglione Centrale, Piano Attico.

Our SS18 Atlantic collection steps back savvily to 1957 and the canny, clear-sighted confines of the Whitney Museum of American Art, where it casts a keen, captivated eye over Ellsworth Kelly’s three crisp and coolly confident contributions to the cutting-edge Young America exhibition…


Bespoke News

Please note that the Bespoke store will be closed this coming Saturday June 17th and Monday June 19th for refurbishment.

If you would like to make an appointment, please email kevin@richardjames.co.uk or call the Savile Row store on +44 (0)20 7434 0605.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor

The Pitti Things

We’re at Pitti with our SS18 Atlantic collection until this Friday, June 16th.

G/1, Padiglione Centrale, Piano Attico is where you will find us.

Our SS18 Atlantic collection steps back savvily to 1957 and the canny, clear-sighted confines of the Whitney Museum of American Art, where it casts a keen, captivated eye over Ellsworth Kelly’s three crisp and coolly confident contributions to the cutting-edge Young America exhibition…

Richard James SS18 Atlantic at Pitti

Richard James SS18 Atlantic at Pitti

Film Show

Here’s the video of our SS18 Atlantic collection, which we presented at London Fashion Week Men’s on Sunday.

You can see the collection now at Pitti Uomo – G/1, Padiglione Centrale, Piano Attico –  in fair Firenze until Friday 16th.

And you can see the lookbook and sign up to receive more information about it and all things Richard James here.


Six Appeal

Six looks from our SS18 Atlantic collection, which we presented at the Savile Row store as a part of London Fashion Week Men’s this afternoon.

See all twenty-four looks on Facebook now.

And sign up to receive more information about the collection and all things Richard James here.

Richard James SS18 Atlantic

Richard James SS18 Atlantic

Richard James SS18 Atlantic

Richard James SS18 Atlantic

Richard James SS18 Atlantic

Richard James SS18 Atlantic

Sarpe Shooting

Behind the scenes with super snapper Ani Sarpe.

We are presenting our SS18 Atlantic collection at London Fashion Week Men’s today at 2.30pm UK time.

Watch it live on Instagram and sign up to receive more information about the collection and all things Richard James here.

Richard James SS18 Atlantic

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