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Walker, Richard (Richard Kennedy)
The Savile Row story : an illustrated history / Richard Walker.
London : Prion an imprint of Multimedia Books Limited, 1988.
Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 27 cm
Reference Library
TT580 .W35 1988 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes index.
This illustrated history of the Savile Row story is in fact the definitive history of the world's most famous concentration of bespoke tailors and coincides with the centenary of the Federation of Merchant Tailors, their exclusive trade association. This is not only a history of the street and those who flourished there, but of the social changes that Savile Row has seen and influenced.
Subject Terms:
Clothing and dress -- England -- London -- 19th century.
Clothing and dress -- England -- London -- 20th century.
Clothing and dress.
Clothing Production
Costume -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Costume -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century.
England -- London -- Savile Row.
England -- London.
London (England)
Savile Row (London, England)
Tailors -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Tailors -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century.

  • 1. Pickadils and lordly dreams
  • 2. The prince and the Beau
  • 3. The artists of St. James
  • 4. Craft wars
  • 5. Henry Poole, Savile Row
  • 6. Hustle, bustle, and suicide
  • 7. Swank and sweat: the Duke of York's trousers
  • 8. Edwardian sunset
  • 9. Prince Charming and the Hollywood connection
  • 10. War and worse
  • 11. Beatles on the ramparts
  • 12. American deliverance
  • 13. Decay and renewal
  • 14. Savile Row under siege
  • 15. Pomp and changed circumstance: Royals and the Row
  • 16. In search of the Golden Fleece
  • Appendix: The complete Savile Row ; Savile Row Jargon ; Care, maintenance and the complete gentleman.