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Bespoke: The Men's Style of Savile Row Hardcover – October 26, 2010
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“His illustrated book traces the history of Savile Row and its influence on men’s fashion over the past two centuries….For those seeking a definitive treatise on the power of dress, look no further.” ~OUT Magazine
"...a new tome as handsome as its subject." ~New York Times
"With engaging text accompanied by hundreds of photos and illustrations, Sherwood delivers a portrait of modern Savile Row..." ~Metro Source
"...lavishly illustrated and encyclopedic in scope" ~Luxist.com
About the Author
Tom Ford, former creative director of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, opened his eponymous fashion house in 2006. He directed his first feature film, A Single Man, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2009.
Top Customer Reviews
Only caveat? The author, like everyone else who has written about the world of Savile Row, was too selective. Why did he choose the particular tailors that he showcases in the book and not others? I found no reasoning in the book for this. Before buying it, know that, while it is a great "eye candy" book and also full of accurate information (a rare and good thing), it's by no means the definitive guide to Savile Row. For that, I will point you to Savile Row Story: An Illustrated History -- lots of meat, less sheen, although it does contain some very interesting photographs. However, it is rather outdated, as it was released in the 1980s. Buy them both and you'll have a solid Savile Row library!
In summary, this is a book any tailoring enthusiast will enjoy, but my only complaint is that when I pay a steep price for a book I always expect a certain "Bible" aspect, a sense that I will need not buy another book on the subject since this will last a lifetime. Rather like the feeling of walking away from a tailor with a bespoke suit....
All of the major players in Savile Row are featured, including some of their most illustrious and notorious clientele.
One sees 19th century fashion plates (including one for the livery of one's servants), military tailoring and how to buy anything from court dress to a shooting jacket. The various incarnations of the men's jacket (from severe Brummelian tailcoat to the American Tuxedo), the modern spin on the oft ignored waistcoat, the cutting rooms, and unique fabrics and cuts: it's all here.
Fine for the coffee table or the library of a scholar of men's fashion, this book is filled with color photographs of the last word on men's bespoke tailoring. This book is a must for anyone interested in the history of clothing and costume.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this book and for any fan of Saville Row its a must readPublished 5 months ago by Peter Leadbeatter
Useful tool to help my consultants and I better service our clients.Published 8 months ago by GvS Custom Clothier
This books four corners were bent. If I didn't want/need this book so bad I would have sent it back!Published 14 months ago by mason
What an excellent book on English style suits, very hard to find another one of it's kind. Lots of photographs and interesting historical backgrounds, you will have a good time... Read morePublished 20 months ago by SPL
This is a great book, well documented. It is way bigger than expected in size though. So far my second favorite book on men's style after Flusser's. I highly recommend it.Published on July 27, 2012 by Dry
I bought Savile Row the master Tailors for $70 thinking it was about the tailors on Savile Row,all it was about was the shops on Savile Row,I also bought Bespoke the mens style of... Read morePublished on July 20, 2011 by Joseph Mcaveety