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17 December 2019

A very happy Christmas and holiday season, and best wishes for the New Year from everyone at the Savile Row Bespoke Association. From top to bottom, Christmas windows and decorations at our members Anderson & Sheppard, Norton & Sons, Huntsman and Richard James.

10 December 2019

A Call To Garms II is now open at 31 Savile Row until Wednesday 19th December. Set up as it was last year by stylist and writer Tom Stubbs and Anda Rowland of Row stalwart and founding Savile Row Bespoke Association (SRBA) member Anderson & Sheppard, the store is teaming with donations from SRBA members and leading menswear labels, outfitters 

27 November 2019

The Crisis pop-up store A Call To Garms returns to Savile Row this festive season, opening its doors on Monday 9th December. Savile Row Bespoke Association (SRBA) members and a wealth of top menswear labels and cloth merchants including (full list below) Anderson & Sheppard, Davies & Son, Grenfell, Jimmy Choo, JW Anderson, Richard James, Scabal, Sunspel, Troubadour, Villebrequin and 

13 November 2019

The first ever Savile Row Christmas lights are now on! Supermodel and long-time Savile Row customer and aficionado David Gandy (pictured) did the honours last Thursday as a big crowd of onlookers enjoyed an evening of music and festive drinks on the Row and late-night shopping at Savile Row Bespoke Association members Anderson & Sheppard, Cad & The Dandy, Huntsman 

31 October 2019

For the first time in its storied history, Savile Row will be illuminated by festive lights this Christmas! The suitably stylish installation will be switched on by the fashion icon and longtime Savile Row patron David Gandy at 7.30pm on Thursday November 7th.  The street will be closed from 7pm to 9pm and visitors, who can obtain free tickets from 

21 October 2019

With the introduction of today’s 25% tariff on the import of bespoke suits into the USA, an increase from the previous 12%, the UK’s bespoke tailors have undoubtedly been dragged into a wider, long-running trade dispute relating to the airline industry. Imposition of this USA tariff comes at a particularly sensitive time. There’s a high degree of uncertainty amongst all 

30 September 2019

HRH Princess Anne gave an appropriately Royal endorsement to a glittering reception at Coutts’ headquarters on the Strand on 12th September to celebrate the bank’s two-hundred year association with the founding father of Savile Row, Henry Poole & Co. Pooles, as it is known on the Row, has been awarded some forty Royal Warrants since it was founded in 1806. 

5 September 2019

Five Savile Row Bespoke Association members will be offering a rare, behind-the-scenes look at working life on the Row later this month when they open their doors to all as a part of Open House London. Hunstman, which is celebrating its centenary on Savile Row, will welcome visitors to its exclusive Huntsman Club, while Chittleborough & Morgan, which is celebrating 

2 September 2019

With the Brexit deadline day of 31st October fast approaching, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is organising an event in London on 11 September, with a webinar option available, to give smaller companies guidance and information on EU exit readiness. The event, which takes place from 1pm – 3.30pm, will cover many of the key areas 

15 August 2019

Congratulations from everyone at the Savile Row Bespoke Association go to the new Master and Wardens of the Merchant Taylors’ Company, who took up their positions on July 15th. As has happened for centuries now, the Master and Wardens who have looked after the Company for the past year hand over keys and documents to their successors, who are entrusted 

16 July 2019

Further congratulations from everyone at the Savile Row Bespoke Association (SRBA) go to this year’s successful apprentices, who received their SRBA Diplomas at the Bespoke Tailors’ Benevolent Association (BTBA) summer party at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall on Friday 5th July. Pictured, from left to right, at the party are SRBA Director Su Thomas, Katarzyna Zlotorzynska of Huntsman, Tara Louise Hansen 

4 July 2019

We are delighted to announce that Cad & The Dandy has become the latest member of the Savile Row Bespoke Association. Cad, as this progressive house is known on Savile Row, was founded in 2008 and opened its flagship store and bespoke workshop at 13 Savile Row in 2013. There are also two Cad & The Dandy stores in the 

17 June 2019

The future of Savile Row was put under the microscope on Friday 14th June when the work of this year’s Savile Row Bespoke Association (SRBA) apprentices was assessed. Congratulations from everyone at the SRBA goes to the following, who each passed with flying colours: Iona Knight and Christian Greenwood – Dege & Skinner Keiichi Inakura – Gieves & Hawkes Katarzyna 

20 May 2019

Savile Row Bespoke Association member Richard James is celebrating the release this week of the Elton John biopic Rocketman with an in-store display of some of the very special bespoke pieces it has made for the legendary singer and songwriter. Highlights of the display include three of the Swarovski crystal-embellished tailcoats (first and third pictures) that formed a part of 

13 May 2019

Taking a break from preparations for Brexit, we are very pleased to report that a blue plaque to commemorate the final live performance of The Beatles has been mounted on the façade of no. 3 Savile Row. The Beatles performed live for the last time on the roof of the building, which was the headquarters of their own Apple Records, 

9 April 2019

With the terms of Brexit still unclear, the government has published details of which imports into the UK would be subject to new import tariffs under a ‘no deal’ scenario. Full details can be found on the UKFT website here. Around 100 products, including men’s jackets, gloves and jeans, will be subject to an average tariff of 12%. In addition, 

14 March 2019

The new Level 5 Diploma in Bespoke Tailoring is already reaping rewards. Developed last year by Savile Row Bespoke Association (SRBA) Director Su Thomas, leading educator Sue Fraser and UKFT, the comprehensive qualification provides students with all of the mandatory core skills they need to pursue a career as a tailor or cutter. The diploma was developed with the invaluable 

5 March 2019

The United Kingdom’s scheduled date for exiting the European Union of 29th March is now only a matter of weeks away and HM Government has issued further guidance to the UK fashion and textile industry. All importers and exporters to or from the EU are now being advised that they must register for an EORI number to continue to trade 

12 February 2019

With the United Kingdom’s date for exiting the European Union of 29th March fast approaching, the government has started to publish detailed advice on preparing for a ‘no deal’ scenario. The UKFT predicts that a ‘no deal’ Brexit will cause significant disruption to the fashion and textile trade and it will publish all relevant parts of the government’s advice on 

28 January 2019

A major step was taken to protect the time-honoured craft of bespoke tailoring north of the border this month with the launch of the new Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) for bespoke cutting and tailoring. Savile Row Bespoke Association Director Su Thomas provided support for the course with UKFT and a number of other companies and organisations, including Textiles Scotland, Johnstons 

7 January 2019

The Crisis A Call to Garms pop-up store on Savile Row proved to be a great success in the lead up to Christmas, taking in excess of £62,000. Additional funds were also raised by David Gray’s voluntary concert, which took place at the same venue at 31 Savile Row on 18th December and served to top off the six-day long 

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