Savile Row and the winds of change

I came across a blog that mentioned an interesting Evening Standard article on the real estate and business model issues of today’s Savile Row. There’s no direct link to the ES website but the blog has links to the scanned article. Incidentally, the blogger in question is apparently one of Thomas Mahon’s friends/colleagues who convinced …

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Bespoke in Beverly Hills: A visit to Jack Taylor’s

Prior to my visit to his shop today, I only had a handful of references to Jack Taylor’s. Flusser’s entry in Style and the Man describes Taylor’s cut as “British-inspired, with narrow shoulders, shaped torso, slant pockets, and deep vents”. A recent article on Mr. Taylor in the Los Angeles Times Magazine. It was a …

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Disney Hall Concert: Kirov Orchestra

This evening I attended a wonderful concert by the brilliant Kirov Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev. The program included Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina Prelude, the Sibelius Violin Concerto (featuring Leonidas Kavakos) and Borodin’s Symphony No. 2 in B minor. The orchestra displayed spirited, dynamic intonation and pacing and virtuoso playing by the woodwinds and brass (French horn …

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Made to measure by Martin Greenfield at Brooks Bros

As I described in an earlier posting, many men decide to move from RTW to MTM. I myself recently made that transition to MTM. Last year around Thanksgiving, I ordered my first MTM garment – a sports jacket – through the Brooks Brothers store in Beverly Hills. In addition, in mid-March, I decided I would …

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Brooks Bros made-to-measure program: Martin Greenfield

Brooks Brothers offers three lines of MTM: Golden Fleece Made by Martin Greenfield, the Golden Fleece is Brooks Brothers’s highest quality MTM suit and starts at $1,250 for Super 100 fabrics (book A), $1,250 for Super 120s (book B), $1,650 for Super 130s (book E) and can go as high as $2,850 (Super 160s Loro …

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