So you’ve heard this term “SavileRow” batted around a fair bit in the fashion industry but what exactly is it and why should you be clued up on it? Ever since the 19th century SavileRow has been a cornerstone of men’s tailoring – the Japanese word for suit is actually “sabiro” (try saying it). You can find the SavileRow style book HERE.
The street is best known for it’s hand crafted British bespoke suits, the word “bespoke” was used when customers had chosen their cloth it was said to “be spoken for”. Recently the row has been packing up with international designer labels and less historic tailors so to speak.
*Here are a few generalised questions and answers that will get you a little more ‘clued up’ for your next conversation on SavileRow and suits*
What is the “House Style” of these British designers
Often suits are found to have a traditional British shape with a nipped waist, and high arm holes, despite this the suit can be tailored to your style whether you like slim fitting, silhouette suits or contrasting square suits
How long does a suit take to make?
A bespoke suit normally requires around 3-4 fittings and can take up to 8weeks, but if you are an established client needing a suit for an event a suit can be made at cost within a week
How much does an entry-level wool two-piece suit cost?
Bespoke £4,000 (inc. vat). Made-to-Measure from £1,000 (inc. VAT). (GQ estimates)