Savile Row – Golden mile of tailoring

Before my last travel post is ready…is here some london warm up…

Last time I was in London I did a photo reportage about an amazing topic – Savile Row. I just can not believe that I was studying fashion photography and I haven’t heard about this before… And what it is Savile Row? Wicky: Savile Row is a shopping street in Mayfair, central London, famous for its traditional men’s bespoke tailoring. The term “bespoke” is understood to have originated in Savile Row when cloth for a suit was said to “be spoken for” by individual customers. where customers have included The short street is termed the “golden mile of tailoring”,Winston Churchill, Lord Nelson, Napoleon III, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Picasso, Dali, Garry Coper,

Clark Gable, Michael Jackson, Batman, most of the kings, sultans and tzars got their suits here and they still do…

I was shooting this reportage for Diners Magazine Exclusive and I suppose to take 3-4 photos… But when I started I just could not stop and I ended up with about 40 selected photos (out of 800 or so…)… It was a fascinating trip in the past. Talking to all this amazing tailors, about their craft, luxurious materials, famous costumers, football…

I really enjoyed listening about specifics of each shop… Some specialized in really strict, military look… Some in more causal look… And of course also rock n roll look… Some use only the British materials, other the best materials from all around the world…

Average price for the suit (jacket and pants) starts with 3000 pounds, you have to come in for about 3 measurements/fittings and it takes 2 – 3 weeks to be completed.  Suit has lifetime warranty…

I am really suggesting you to read more about Savile Row and to check it out next time you are in the area…

~ by matjazz on February 27, 2011.

8 Responses to “Savile Row – Golden mile of tailoring”

  1. Ne mi zamerit Matjaž ampak te fotke so mi boljše kot vse iz dopusta… 🙂 Noro dobra reportaža…odlični prikaz zgodbe, portreti in detajli! Bravo!! Bom poslal vsem sošolcem, da vidijo… Se vidi, da si se res potrudil do konca in se enostavno začuti na fotkah. 😉

  2. Živjo. Danes sem naletela na tvoje fotke in blog. Wauu, res nore fotke. Obožujem dobro fotografijo, ure in ure lahko preživim ob tem, ko razmišljam kakšna je zgodba za njimi. Res, top of the top. Čestike tudi za Vogue shortlist!
    Veliko uspeha še naprej ti želim 🙂

  3. Hehe..Ciro, le zakaj bi zameril… Kot si ze sam ugotovil, so tisto fotke iz dopusta..Snapshoti mimogrede… Tukaj pa je slo za naroceno reporazo in je bil temu primerno pristop povsem drugacen…

    Thx Manca! Glad u like it!

  4. goooood work Mr. T!
    and very inspiring….

  5. ODLIČNO !!!

  6. Thx guys means a lot!

  7. mega!

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