Required Finish

"My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can."

~Cary Grant
voxsart:

Only In England.
A prince, a patched suit coat, and a Dalek.

voxsart:

Only In England.

A prince, a patched suit coat, and a Dalek.

voxsart:

Charles And Diana See That You’ve Switched From A Windsor To A Four-in-Hand Knot.
Guess what they think.

voxsart:

Charles And Diana See That You’ve Switched From A Windsor To A Four-in-Hand Knot.

Guess what they think.

carolinastyle:

Young @ftoddhowell doing his thing (at Coffman’s Mens Wear)

carolinastyle:

Young @ftoddhowell doing his thing (at Coffman’s Mens Wear)

voxsart:

Prince Charles Tells You How To Keep That Ensemble Simple.
But, will you listen?

voxsart:

Prince Charles Tells You How To Keep That Ensemble Simple.

But, will you listen?

putthison:

Savile Row, 1939

This article from England’s defunct Picture Post magazine depicts the process of ordering and making a suit at Williams, Sullivan, & Co., a firm that occupied 12 Savile Row at the time of publication in 1939. Today the building houses Chittleborough and Morgan, formerly of Tommy Nutters’ shop, and the Scabal flagship store. (Check out a recent Chittleborough and Morgan suit in navy seersucker at Permanent Style.) Picture Post was a photo-heavy publication not unlike LIFE, and this piece gave the reader a glimpse into the clubby atmosphere of a tailor’s shop (for the customers, at least; the article mentions sewing girls making £3 a week—around £165 today).

"Even if you cannot tell an Englishman abroad by anything else, you can tell him by his suit. The suit may be old, it may have done a dozen years’ service, but its cut and the way it hangs on his body identify the owner as an Englishman."

-Pete

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