December 2nd, 2013
Just in time for Christmas, we have introduced a new range of handmade silver cufflinks and collar bones, from independent jeweller, Karin Kraemer.
An established talent, Karin began her career in Munich. After completing three years of vocational training in jewellery, gemmology and allied crafts she headed to London’s Bond Street to work at world famous jeweller De Beers, where she developed her skills and acquired a host of independent commissions. Eventually setting up solo in Hatton Garden, the centre of London’s jewellery community, Karin focused on the design and manufacture of individual commissions as well as developing her own collections.
Our new cufflinks range consists of COCO – the 18carat gold-plated brass-tops of which have been individually moulded from the tip of a coconut shell – and Sepia – solid Sterling Silver tops cast using cuttlefish bones, giving the ridged effect visible on the surface of each pair. The cuttlefish are sourced from a fisherman located on the Dorset Coast, whom Karin met at a South Kensington farmers market. Apart from the COCO cufflinks all of the cufflinks are Sterling Silver and stamp-hallmarked in London.
The collar bones are also Sterling Silver, stamp-hallmarked in London, and available in either plain polished on both sides, or with a textured surface on one side – taken from a linen impression. These can be engraved to order, allowing for a more personal touch.
All are available to buy from our City and Savile Row shops. Cufflinks start at £150, collar bones at £175.
November 15th, 2013
The Savile Row Training Academy are organising The National Tailoring & Design Awards 2014, for which we are a sponsor, encouraging new talent into the world of tailoring. Find out what the awards are all about, and how to enter, via the Men Style Fashion blog – http://bit.ly/17rXK6d
October 29th, 2013
Flannel coating from the LBD’s ‘Woollen and Flannels’ bunch. A lighter, more interesting cloth choice for a winter coat when compared to the traditional heavier coatings, which tend to come in more limited palettes of blacks, greys and blues. This 14oz weight also gives more scope for wear during the milder autumn and spring months. Starting price from £950.
Soho’s ‘new kid on the block’ Coal Vault
Classic Brasserie fayre at Covent Garden’s Balthazar
The Michelin starred Little Social in Mayfair
Fine wines in the East at Sager and Wilde
Eagerly anticipated pub finery at this West End newcomer The Running Horse
Admiring the stash at The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels
Heading north to the Bowes Museum’s Henry Poole & Co. Founder of Savile Row: The Art of Bespoke Tailoring and Wool Cloth
Poster Art 150 at The London Transport Museum
Clothing: A Global History
Tweed Guide – The Curiously Compelling Story of Tweed via The Gentleman’s Gazette
Advertising and Propaganda in World War II: Cultural Identity and the Blitz Spirit
Shooting accessories from William Evans
The Menswear Dog 2014 Wall Calendar
September 13th, 2013
As some of you may already know, we recently bought the shoemaker company, Wildsmith, the second oldest shoemaker in London. This new venture is run and part owned by Chay Cooper, who, as a second generation shoemaker has over 20 years experience in luxury hand-made footwear. An enterprise in this arena is a natural progression for us and one to which we will apply the C&D ethos – offering the ultimate in British style and quality at the most competitive prices. Shoes can be bought from www.wildsmith.com, both the C&D London locations and selected retailers around the world.
To mark the relaunch of Wildsmith, Chay will be in London for two days, at our City location on Thursday 19th September, and at our Savile Row location on Friday the 20th of September, showing the ready to wear range and offering advice on style and fittings.
Individual consultations are available from 11am – 7pm. To make your booking, or for further information, simply email email@example.com or telephone 020 7434 4344 for Savile Row and 020 7283 1975 for the City.
Wildsmith was founded in London in 1847 and quickly established a reputation for excellence in fine footwear. This garnered them an elite, sophisticated clientele which included Kings, Princes and Presidents – notably King George Vl, Prince Charles and John F Kennedy – Lords and Generals, entertainment legends such as Cary Grant, David Niven and Adam Faith, and a continued loyal following from a wide range of discerning clients with the most exacting style, quality, fit and comfort requirements.
In this newest phase of the Wildsmith story, we will continue to work with the craftsmen of Northamptonshire who have over 100 years of skills and experience in making exceptional shoes and boots. Resolute in our mission to maintain the integrity of this historic brand we aim to ensure that the quality and attention to detail that has become synonymous with Wildsmith footwear throughout the world remains undiminished.
September 12th, 2013
An exploration of London’s unique and historic passion for bespoke tailoring from Semperey Magazine – http://bit.ly/14FRQCk
August 29th, 2013
With autumn just around the corner, we are delighted to have received three new, Fox Flannel cloth bunches. Fox Brothers luxury flannels have been woven in Somerset “West of England” since 1772. Their world famous mill sits in an area of outstanding natural beauty, between the Quantock Hills and Exmoor. Choose from the London Lounge, Jacketing or Classic collections for essential work or play updates to your autumn wardrobe.
The London Lounge collection (bottom row) comprises a selection of 18oz cloths. Available in a range of 38 patterns, each have been taken from the Fox brothers 1930s archive books, using the original specifications. The Jacketing collection (middle row) has a range of intricate yet classic designs in soft, warm autumnal shades at between 10oz-18oz in weight. Offering a range of high quality woollen and worsted cloths, the Classic Collection (top row) takes its inspiration from both seasonal trends and Fox’s extensive archive.
Classic – machine made from £1050, handmade from £1450
Jacketing – machine made from £1050, handmade from £1450
London Lounge – machine made from £1550, handmade from £1950
August 7th, 2013
Brace yourselves! In today’s Huffington Post, James explains why red is dead.