Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Savile Row Research

During two month my stay in London in 2010 I was given very generous access to the people and the archives on Savile Row, the home of bespoke tailoring and therefore the spiritual home of the dandy. Here are some photographs from my time on the Row.

Ledgers from Meyer and Mortimer of Sackville Street dating back to the early 19th century:

Account books from Anderson and Sheppard, including items made for Duke Ellington, Noel Coward, Evelyn Waugh, and Marlene Dietrich:

The elegant interior of Anderson & Sheppard:

 A print of an illustration of two famous Regency dandies - Hugh "Golden" Ball Hughes and "Kangaroo" Cook. Hanging on the wall at Anderson & Sheppard:

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