The bespoke roll of honour grows for ‘Sheep on the Row’
Continuing our series of articles in support of ‘Sheep on the Row’ The Campaign is delighted to announce the next in our series of contributing tailors, weavers and merchants who’ve been working so hard behind the scenes to produce bespoke looks for the event. We can’t wait to see the final looks being unveiled on October 5th!
Gieves & Hawkes of No1 Savile Row are a luxury menswear brand with a 250 year history and presently have all three main Royal Warrants, appointed to HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales. Ever since 1884, Leichtfried in Austria has specialised in producing high quality woollen fabrics made primarily from extra fine Australian Merino wool. Together, their look is from the Icelandic theme.
Graham Browne are City of London bespoke tailors with over 40 years experience of catering to the city gent. Working with Italian weavers of fine, luxury suiting, Ermenegildo Zegna, they will be creating a look from the bespoke theme.
Mens bespoke tailoring is at the heart of the Huntsman brand. Based on Savile Row, Huntsman has a distinctive house style and offers an uncompromising level of workmanship and service.
Harris Tweed Hebrides is an award-winning company based at Shawbost on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis that works with over 130 self employed home based weavers to produce its globally renowned cloth, loved by designers such as Alexander McQueen, Chanel and Paul Smith. Their chosen look is from the Icelandic trend.
Known as the founding tailor of Savile Row and famed for inventing the dinner jacket Henry Poole also produces livery dress for the Royal household of Her Majesty The Queen. Johnstons of Elgin are one of only three vertical mills left in the UK, taking raw fibre right the way through the production process to finished garment. Johnstons of Elgin were granted the appointment of a Royal Warrant to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in 2013. Together they are creating a look inspired by the bespoke theme.
Tweed coat by John Pearse
John Pearse is a Soho tailor who started his career aged 15 as an apprentice at Hawes and Curtis in 1961. He went on to open the legendary ‘Granny Takes A Trip’ boutique in 1966 and has been known as something of a ‘Savile Rogue’ ever since. Butterworth & Roberts are Huddersfield based weavers of fine worsted cloth. Together they are creating a look inspired by the traveller theme.
Kathryn Sargent was the first woman to hold the post of head cutter during her 15 year career at Gieves & Hawkes. Having set up her own atelier in 2012 in Mayfair, London, Sargent offers a luxury bespoke tailoring service to both men and women. Working with Charles Clayton, the Yorkshire weaver of fine worsted cloth they will create a look from the Icelandic theme.
Kathryn Sargent’s atelier
Kent, Haste and Lachter came together in 2012 to open their own tailoring house, bringing over 40 years of experience each to their clients who include His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Reid & Taylor are luxury weavers based in the Scottish borders, an area famed for it’s soft water which is vital to fine cloth making. Together their outfit is inspired by the bespoke theme.
Andrew Ramroop arrived in the UK from Trinidad in 1970 with a burning ambition of becoming a Savile Row tailor. Today, he owns and runs Maurice Sedwell at 19 Savile Row, making bespoke suits for customers around the world. Ramroop established the Savile Row Academy (SRA), a training institute for bespoke tailors, in 2008. Founded in 1938 in Brussels, Scabal was originally a cloth merchant and supplier of fabrics. Now managed by the third generation of the same family, Scabal has gone from 6 employees to 600 worldwide and is now one of the most prestigious textile businesses in the world. Together their chosen look is from the Icelandic theme.
For over 200 years Mayfair tailors Meyer & Mortimer have been dressing their customers to the highest standards of Savile Row bespoke tailoring and are Royal Warrant holders to Her Majesty The Queen for their military uniforms. They have chosen to partner with the Very English Weaving Company, a Huddersfield based weaver who designs and manufactures all their cloth in house – and together they will create a look from the traveller theme.
Originally based on the Strand, Norton & Sons moved to Savile Row in the 1860’s and have been based at No16 ever since. Each Norton & Sons suit is cut and sewn by hand in the on-site workrooms following their simple, fuss-free house style. Working with Harrisons, merchants who’s cloth is woven in both Scotland and Huddersfield, together they will produce a look from the Icelandic theme.