One Savile Row - Gieves and Hawkes

The Invention of the English Gentleman


Author: Marcus Binney,Simon Crompton,Colin McDowell,Alasdair Macleod,Peter Tilley

Publisher: Flammarion

ISBN: 9782080201881


Page: 239

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A handsome volume covering all aspects of bespoke tailoring. Savile Row is the world’s iconic address for the best in bespoke tailoring, and home to legendary Gieves & Hawkes, suppliers to the British military for more than two centuries and furnishers to elegant gentlemen today. The company began by designing attire for Britain’s most illustrious officers, including Admiral Lord Nelson and The Duke of Wellington, as well as ten generations of British royalty, from King George III in 1809 to Princes William and Harry today. As masculine attire evolved after World War I, Gieves & Hawkes added civilian clothing to its repertoire applying centuries of expertise in creating hand-made garments—proportion, cutting, fitting, and quality fabrics—to the finest bespoke tailoring. This volume traces the rich history of tailoring, drawing from Gieves & Hawkes’ vast, unpublished archives of client ledgers, garments and accessories, and photographs. Including today’s bespoke tailoring and ready-to-wear collections, this is an indispensible book on classic men’s style and fine tailoring.

The Materiality of Mourning

Cross-disciplinary Perspectives


Author: Zahra Newby,Ruth Toulson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351127640

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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Tangible remains play an important role in our relationships with the dead; they are pivotal to how we remember, mourn and grieve. The chapters in this volume analyse a diverse range of objects and their role in the processes of grief and mourning, with contributions by scholars in anthropology, history, fashion, thanatology, religious studies, archaeology, classics, sociology, and political science. The book brings together consideration of emotions, memory and material agency to inform a deeper understanding of the specific roles played by objects in funerary contexts across historical and contemporary societies.

Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry


Author: Francesca Sterlacci,Joanne Arbuckle

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442239093

Category: Design

Page: 746

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,400 cross-referenced entries on designers, models, couture houses, significant articles of apparel and fabrics, trade unions, and the international trade organizations.

The Rough Guide to London


Author: Rob Humphreys,Judith Bamber

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843530930

Category: Travel

Page: 633

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Humphreys covers London's latest bars and clubs, the hottest neighborhoods, and the newest trends, as well as a thousand years of colorful history and culture. 42 maps. of color maps.

Raiders of the lost Empire

South Africa's 'English' identity


Author: Dan Roodt

Publisher: PRAAG

ISBN: 1920128174

Category: History

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Dan Roodt is a well-known Afrikaner author and commentator in South Africa. In this essay he explores the country's "new" English identity which is founded on the old colonial identity of the nineteenth century when the redcoats invaded the Cape of Good Hope. Althouth there are only 1 million "real" English people in South Africa, thanks to the global Anglo-Saxon Empire, the country is anxious to model itself on present-day England and America. Political correctness and anti-racism are but two of the fads slavishly followed by South Africa's media, academic and political elite. Although the country tries to recreate itself as an inverted mirror image of its so-called "apartheid" past, more and more it is looking like a giant bantustan, with casinos and Afro-kitsch shopping centres being built everywhere. But also its English authors and critics still regard England as "home" and aspire to become global sovereign individuals. So no-one is really "South African" anymore. Roodt situates the extreme social violence that has characterised South Africa since 1994 also within the ambit of its identity crisis. A society in which fathers are absent, where people speak no defined language but various forms of broken English, will produce the very high murder rates that South Africa has. Afrikaners, who have their own centuries-old identity forged within the country, are suffering from the revolutionary new ersatz "English" identity being imposed on everyone. Afrikaans institutions have been appropratiated by mostly white and radical English-speakers regard Afrikaners as foreigners or interlopers in their own country. The cause of the revolution in South Africa has been the radical children of conservative British immigrants in the country who were re-educated at the very left-wing universities and so espoused "Boerehaat" or hatred of Afrikaners, along with the ideas of sixties-America and cultural Marxism. The author analyses Nelson Mandela's stature in the wider English-speaking world where he is seen is a kind of demi-god or king.

An Italian in Britain


Author: Beppe Severgnini

Publisher: Bur

ISBN: 8858632214

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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England and the English deserve to be examine in depth and Mr Servegnini goes on to explore this mysterious island with irony and verve. He describes how English dress, what they eat, how much they drink, and why they are so obsessed with a certain kind of wallpaper. It may not be a tourist guide but any tourist will find all kinds of suggestions, explanations and information about the country.

Villa Balbiano


Author: N.A

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: 9782080203656

Category: Architecture

Page: 246

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"From its prominent position on Lake Como, Villa Balbiano radiates a majestic charm emblematic of the most splendid chapter in the history of great villas in the idyllic Italian region. Each successive owner brought new splendor to the villa through additions, new frescoes and statues, and increasingly extensive and sumptuous gardens. The villa's history reached an acme at the end of the eighteenth century, when the enlightened Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini, as master of the house, transformed Villa Balbiano into a crucible of philosophy and art, framed within the villa's archetypical Roman lines. Today, esteemed interior architect Jacques Garcia has undertaken painstaking restoration work that combines a stunning array of precious materials and a worldclass collection of paintings and antique furnishings set against the backdrop of the original design that had been obscured over the centuries. The glorious new restoration inaugurates a new season in the life of the villa in one of the world's most glamorous locations."--

The Examiner

A Weekly Paper on Politics, Literature, Music and the Fine Arts


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Publisher: N.A



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