Thursday, 4 October 2012

Savile Row Tailors

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Photography has given me access to many places I would never be able to go otherwise. A great example of this was a recent commission to photograph three fantastic gents who work on Savile Row.

The Mayfair Resident asked me to capture a group image of three tailors from different companies on the street. I of course jumped at the chance - and made the most of it. Instead of just turning up, taking the group shot and leaving I chose to contact each of the gentlemen myself and arrange to shoot them separately as well as in the group. This lead to a rather mad day (with another shoot in the early morning as well) where I dragged my kit around Savile Row and got to see many fascinating things.

All three of the tailors were exceptionally approachable and fun gents, I can imagine it being the most awesome experience getting a suit made by any of them. So here is a promise: sometime in the future I am certainly returning to one of these tailors to get a fine suit made for myself.

Lee Webb from Geives and Hawkes:

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John Hitchcock from Anderson and Sheppard:

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Dario Canera from Huntsman:

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Massive thanks to Catherine from The Mayfair Resident for the awesome commission, to everyone at all the tailors for their kindness and help, and to the taxi driver that stopped to hold up the traffic when we were photographing in the street.

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1 comment:

  1. Fascinating article. I wholeheartedly recommend Anderson & Sheppard London Tailors and I can confirm that it is a brilliant experience getting a suit made with them.

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