Savile Row


Savile Row
   Traditionally, the best suits for men have been tailored in Savile Row, London. Austin Reed, Dunn’s, Gieves and Hawkes and Moss Bros are names of tailors whose work has become the basis for nationwide retail outlets, though the most sought-after suit makers are the smaller Savile Row tailors. However, in recent years, fashion houses in Italy (particularly Armani) and elsewhere have challenged Savile Row’s hegemony. Savile Row has also been hit by trends towards casualwear (including denim) and particularly sportswear. Computerized manufacture in the Far East has also undermined Savile Row’s position, which was based on traditional tailoring skills and exclusive British cloths which have now been copied extensively abroad.
   See also: Knightsbridge; Smith, Paul
   MIKE STORRY

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