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Description - One Savile Row: History of the English Gentleman by Simon Crompton

Savile Row is the world's iconic address for the best in bespoke tailoring, and home to legendary Gieves & Hawkes, suppliers to the British military for more than two centuries and furnishers to elegant gentlemen today. The company began by designing attire for Britain's most illustrious officers, including Admiral Lord Nelson and The Duke of Wellington, as well as ten generations of British royalty, from King George III in 1809 to Princes William and Harry today. As masculine attire evolved after World War I, Gieves & Hawkes added civilian clothing to its repertoire, applying centuries of expertise in creating hand-made garments-proportion, cutting, fitting, and quality fabrics-to the finest bespoke tailoring. This volume traces the rich history of tailoring, drawing from Gieves & Hawkes' vast, unpublished archives of client ledgers, garments and accessories, and photographs. Including today's bespoke tailoring and ready-to-wear collections, this is an indispensible book on classic men's style and fine tailoring.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9782080201881
ISBN-10: 2080201883
Format: Hardback
(350mm x 265mm x 30mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Flammarion
Publisher: Editions Flammarion
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2014
Country of Publication: France

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Author Biography - Simon Crompton

Marcus Binney, founder and president of Save Britain's Heritage and architectural correspondent at The Times, received an OBE and the London Conservation medal. Simon Crompton wrote Le Snob: Tailoring and contributes to the Financial Times, GQ, and his Permanent Style website. Colin McDowell was chief fashion writer for the Sunday Times and has written 22 books including McDowell's Directory of Twentieth Century Fashion and biographies of Ralph Lauren, John Galliano, and Manolo Blahnik. Peter Tilley men's fashion historian and former Dunhill archivist, is Gieves & Hawkes' company historian. Bruno Ehrs is a lifestyle photographer.

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