Gieves Hawkes

20 Jan 19
Family Life Relationships

14 TRENDING GIFTS TO PRESENT TO YOUR BOY FRIEND Have you heard the old expression before: If you love me show it? This expression is really true, because the only way you can convince me about your love is to show it. The only way I would way I would be convinced by her deeper […]

11 Jan 19

I wrote this blog shortly before I found out that renowned tailor Hardy Amies had gone into administration, making this blog a lot relevant than I had previously anticipated. For a number of years now I have bought my trousers at Gieves and Hawkes, now before you get any ideas about me having money, it […]

09 Jan 19

  “A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them.” – Sir Edwin Hardy Amies. Among all the esteemed hallmarks of the original working streets of Central London lies /he bastion of tailoring craftsmanship at Saville Row.  The interweaving streets […]

08 Jan 19

Ceo Tim Baxter is seeking to develop a full lifestyle collection for the premium denim brand.

04 Jan 19
World's Today's News

Fashion designer Joe Casely-Hayford died at 62 years of age. Casely-Hayford, who had cancer for three years, was considered one of the great British designers of his generation. He became well-known and highly sought after in the 70's by his tailor-made seam, which he deconstructed to give him a sensitivity to streetwear. Graduated by the […]

04 Jan 19

Fashion designer Joe Casely-Hayford died at age 62. Casely-Hayford, who had had cancer for three years, was considered one of the great British designers of his generation. He became famous and highly sought after at the end of the 70s for his bespoke tailoring, which he deconstructed to give a streetwear feeling. A graduate of […]

04 Jan 19
News Archives Uk

Fashion designer Joe Casely-Hayford passed away at the age of 62. Casely-Hayford, who had suffered from cancer for three years, was considered one of the great British designers of his generation. In the late '70s, he became known for tailor-made tailors, which he deconstructed for streetwear sensitivity. He graduated from St. Martin's School of Art […]

03 Jan 19

The designer, who rose to the fore in the mid-Eighties London, died from cancer.

31 Dec 18
Robb Report UK
A leading light of the British luxury industry, Mark Henderson worked at Mary Quant, Thomas Lyte and Alfred Dunhill before joining Gieves & Hawkes – the Savile Row tailoring house of which he is currently chairman – in 1996. Also chairman of Proportion London, a manufacturer of high-end mannequins, Henderson co-founded The New Craftsmen in 2012 to showcase the work of British artisans and connect makers with patrons. Somehow finding time to also serve as director of Walpole, the UK’s luxury industries’ association, as well as QEST, the charity supporting young makers funded by the Royal Warrant Holders’ Association, Henderson lives in London and Dorset. What’s distinctive about the British approach to luxury? There’s often a humour to it – and a modesty. But Walpole exists to remind people that British luxury is also a very serious business – and one we’re very good at. We have a tendency to think, “Oh, the French and the Italians are the masters of luxury,” but then you sit in a place like this [Corbin & King’s Beaumont Hotel in Mayfair] and you think, “Where else in the world will you get this kind of service – warm and efficient but not at all fawning?” And just around the corner you’ve got The Connaught, and parked outside there’s that Rolls-Royce, and all around us there’s everything Mayfair has to offer, and down the road there’s Harrods … And you have to say well, actually, we’re rather good at luxury. I’d argue that Walpole played a part in giving us a confidence that we lacked 30 years ago. How did you end up doing what you do today? When I left school I didn’t know what to do. I worked in film for a while, I trained as a lawyer for a year, then I worked in engineering. But then I spent seven years working at Mary Quant and that was really the beginning. I’m quite hedonistic and I’d never do a job just because it paid well, though of course it’s handy if it pays well too. But looking back, I’ve had so much fun. So, not a meticulously planned journey? It’s been entirely organic. If you’d told me years ago that this was what I’d be doing today I’d have been delighted. The New Craftsmen – a start-up entering its sixth year – has been an extraordinary ride, and has reached heights I’d never have dreamed of in terms of the projects we do and the customers we work with. And QEST helps British craftspeople get from being good to being world-class. What future do you see for British luxury? That’s a timely question, as the industry is in flux. It’s had 500 years of unbroken growth, and luxury is changing all the time, but that growth is going to continue. Luxury is no longer about the big logo in gold. It’s about the choice to have exactly what you want. Consumers are valuing experiences more than mere objects now. You’ve mentioned before the “return of the patron” as a luxury trend …I work every third Saturday at The New Craftsmen showroom, and what’s exciting is that we’re only one step removed from the makers. People can come in and just buy something, but if you also want to go to the studio, we’ll set that up. It’s amazing to see someone who is extremely successful and wealthy who is extremely moved by seeing a beautiful object and meeting the craftsman who made it. How does it make craft more human? The craftsman has spent 10,000 hours learning the craft, and they’re encountering a man or woman who’s spent 10,000 hours learning to be very good at what they do – someone who has done something utterly different but in a sense it’s the same, because it’s all about excellence. Making things using your hands and your mind is an important part of being human. I’m a great crier. I get moved by something and the tears well. I cried when The New Craftsmen did the Makers House: there was 8000 sq ft of space that we worked up with Burberry and we had 30,000 people coming through that space. What are your own personal luxuries? I’m not a great buyer of things – I’m a great consumer of experiences, of travel, of food. Right now I am loving Londrino in Bermondsey, Portuguese chef Leandro Carreira’s first restaurant. His food is exquisite. I really enjoy diving, and last year we went to Borneo. We spent the last six days on an island called Maratua and every morning you walked onto the pontoon and you either went left down the reef or right. That was your day. And material objects? I collect [things by] a few of our makers. My favourites? My shooting suit by Davide [Taub] from Gieves & Hawkes, and at home I have the biggest piece ever made by the ceramicist Matthew Warner – a big bowl that sits in the middle of our living room. If my house was on fire, that’s what I’d grab – the suit and the bowl.
12 Dec 18

With the market at a high and big companies looking to get bigger, dealmakers came out of hibernation in 2018.

04 Dec 18
The Anonymous Widower

On Saturday, I visited an event between Knightsbridge and Sloane Square stations. I was thirty minutes early and the person, I was meeting was running a few minutes late, so I decided to have a coffee. I remember Sloane Street from the 1960s, when we would take the kids to the area to area to […]

27 Nov 18

The key to a suit looking good is fit. If you’re buying off-the-peg, focus on the fit across the shoulders because getting the chest and waist altered is a relatively easy job according to Davide Taub, head of bespoke suits at Savile Row tailor Gieves & Hawkes. “Be cautious about wearing a period suit unless […]

27 Nov 18

Department stores the world over lavish attention on and invest heavily in their windows.

26 Nov 18
School Archives: Caps to Blazers

Last year, I acquired three Harrow School straw hats (incorrect to say boater) from a relative of the former Matron in ‘The Grove’ house, who worked at Harrow in the 1980s to 1990s. One of the three was a Harrow hat that is last of its kind. It was one of the last batches of […]

26 Nov 18

Alexander McQueen is a famous English designer. He was born on March 17, 1969 and committed suicide on February 11, 2010. He was born in EsatEnd, England. His father is a taxi driver. He helped his three sisters make clothes since he was a child, because he wanted them to wear his clothes and become […]

22 Nov 18
Robb Report UK
One is a leading British luxury leather accessories brand; the other has the most prestigious address in London (No.1  Savile Row), and has been one of the capital’s leading bespoke men’s tailors and outfitters since it was founded in 1771. Now Ettinger and Gieves & Hawkes have come together, with a beautifully appointed collection from the former now residing in the latter’s dedicated accessories area. Visitors can expect to encounter Ettinger Bridle Hide leather accessories in three complimentary colours – black, nut and British racing green – in a special presentation display cabinet while adjacent glass wall cabinets display its portfolios and briefcases. Specifics of the collection include Ettinger’s Mayfair briefcase, Bakerloo Portfolio with retractable handles and new lightweight Bridle Hide Large Zip-Around Portfolio, as well as billfold and coat wallets, card holders, a key fob and  gifts such as 8oz Hunter flasks with 4 cups, 6oz captive top flasks and  travel shoe horns which neatly fold in half to be stored in their own leather pouches. As many readers will know, along the back wall of an upstairs room at No.1 Savile Row there’s a floor-to-ceiling glass cabinet containing a row of scarlet uniforms with gold tassels and braided cord aiguillettes belonging to the Queen’s Honourable Bodyguard, and Ettinger CEO Robert Ettinger feels he has a personal connection to Gieves & Hawkes’s long-standing military connections. “My great grandfather was a military tailor in Prussia at the turn of the 20th century and was commissioned to make the military uniforms for Wilhelm II, the Kaiser and King of Prussia between 1880-1918,” he explains. Nick Keyte, Managing Director of Gieves & Hawkes, adds: “The opportunity to showcase Ettinger’s collection of world class leather goods, produced in England, is a perfect complement to our own proposition.” Customers visiting on either Thursday 22nd or Friday 23rd November receive complimentary initials (up to five, in gold, silver or blind emboss) on any items purchased.