Day 1

Yesterday marks the first day of the two week Savile Row Project. We went to the Museum of London to have a tour of the history of London through clothing (were people say is the city that invented tailoring) and the different eras.

Museum of London
The Museum of London Garden Room

The Museum of London Garden Room

Top left is the first ever bikini

Top left is the first ever bikini

We also looked at a deconstructed mens jacket and really saw the ins and outs of what really goes into making a tailored jacket.

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Inside a tailored suit

Inside a tailored suit

The first week is focusing on research of tailors and the history of the industry, there is much more to come.

Inside: Peckham Rye

Founded in 1813, Peckham Rye has gone from a one man business into a globally recognised house of fine tailoring.
With a store just off Carnaby Street we paid them a visit prior to filming to get a sense for the place.

Record of customer details

Record of customer details.

A selection of items from their RTW line

A selection of items from their RTW line.

More commercially viable accessories from the RTW line - commercial lines have seen Peckham Rye grow globally.

More commercially viable accessories from the RTW line – commercial lines have seen Peckham Rye grow globally.

Men's suit, in construction.

Men’s suit, in construction.

Family photo.

Family photo.

A waistcoat awaiting collection.

A waistcoat awaiting collection.

To check out Peckham Rye in more detail, http://www.peckhamrye.com/

“We are totally above fashion”

With the filming dates creeping ever closer we took the opportunity to snoop around the workshops of the tailors who will be at the heart of the film.

Kathryn Sargent's Brook Street Studio

Kathryn Sargent’s Brook Street Studio

Our first appointment added a much needed sense of femininity to the preconceived concept of the male dominated atmosphere that surrounds Savile Row, with the female tailor Kathryn Sargent welcoming us to her incredibly refined, and totally bespoke, studio. Constructed entirely in Britain, naturally.

A look down into the Henry Poole & CO Studio

A look down into the Henry Poole & CO Studio

Working away in the Chittleborough & Morgan studio a few doors down, apprentice Francis constructs a bespoke pair of trousers.

Working away in the Chittleborough & Morgan studio a few doors down, apprentice Francis constructs a bespoke pair of trousers.

Chittleborough & Morgan hosted us, displaying their somewhat fashion-forward approach to tailoring.

"No, we are totally above fashion"

“No, we are totally above fashion”

Close-up of a women's blazer, in construction.

Close-up of a women’s blazer, in construction.