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How to dress like a Londoner: the Savilised Gent

Posted at 9:15 am, August 19, 2012 in Shopping & Style
Savilised Gent

Looking to assimilate with the natives this summer? Here’s our failsafe guide to recreating the city’s stand-out styles. Today’s look: Savilised Gent

He’s had his suits made on Savile Row for more than 140 years. His wardrobe is in elegant stasis, composed of the quality classics that never go out of fashion. (Fashion? How very vulgar.) Savilised gent favours true British artisans. He has a suit made every year by Richard James or Gieves & Hawkes (or makes a quiet trip to the Paul Smith sale shop or the tailoring department of M&S if he’s more Skid Row than Savile Row of late), which he teams with handmade brogues by Loake, Church’s or Trickers – expensive, but resoled by James Taylor & Son of Paddington, they’ll last longer than his peerage. He keeps the rain off his Crombie coat with a James Smith umbrella, carefully colour matched to his gleaming croc briefcase. Regarding gadgetry with distaste, he still uses a fountain pen and shuns an online calendar in favour of a handsome Smythson diary, engraved with his initials – lest he forget them.

Coat Crombie, £795
Shirt Turnbull & Asser, £145
Suit Savile Row Inspired (by Richard James) at Marks & Spencer, £349
Brogues Loake, £195
Document case Aspinal, £395
Umbrella James Smith & Sons, £75

Haircut and wet shave Gentlemen’s Tonic, £72

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