By Hannah Moss | June 28, 2012
Savile Row Style
Want to find out which of our London Shopping Walks is the one for you? Here’s the style lowdown on Savile Row & Jermyn Street…
Situated close to the exclusive clubs and coffee houses of St. James’s, the area came to prominence when it was frequented by dandies like the infamous Beau Brummel, whose statue stands in Jermyn Street. This is where gentleman would promenade in their finest after spending hours honing their look, and Brummel himself is credited with popularising the suit at the turn of the nineteenth century.
Tailors including Norton & Sons and H. Huntsman have stood in this pocket of St. James’s for well over 100 years, with their account books bursting with the names of the great and the good they have dressed. Will you be next?
The dandy look is far from being dated – just look at Gossip Girl’s Chuck Bass with his immaculate suit and foppish pochette handkerchief, and what girl can resist a man in a suit? Savile Row style is all about carefully crafting a look – down to the details. You won’t just want a sharp suit, but a pristine shirt, shiny new cufflinks, handmade shoes and a briefcase that shows you mean business. With our Savile Row Shopping Guide you’ll know just where to find them…
Menswear looks from Hackett; Daks bag, was £345 now £240; Daks wallet, was £95 now £65; Hackett polo shirt, £75; Church’s Diplomat shoes, £370; Thomas Pink men’s blue shirt, £75, ladies pink shirt, £69; Gieves and Hawkes tie, £85; Dunhill belt, £160; Dunhill cufflinks, £250