Why We Love Savile Row
What is it about the famous Savile Row that draws so many people to it? Is it a mythical place where unicorns roam and the streets are paved with gold. Well, not quite. Since the mid 18th century, Savile Row in London has been the epitome of men’s style and taste in terms of tailoring.
Suits made from tailors from Savile Row are in a class all by themselves. The elite row of tailors grew over time, but the street itself was founded in 1733, when the Earl of Burlington had a row of buildings erected behind his London residence in the name of his wife, the Countess Lady Dorothy Savile.
Savile Row tailors went on to name some of the most influential and distinguished of customers, from politicians and British nobility to Queen Victoria and the French Emperor Napoleon himself.
The famed street has had it’s fair share of challenges. Designers like Ozwald Boateng, who was the youngest and first black designer to take up residence on Savile row have done their part to modernize their collections and bring a resurgence back to to the row.
In the next couple of weeks we will be taking a historic view of Savile Row in a weekly web series that we will be featuring here on Jobtrakr. As someone who respects history and the origins of things, this is definitely something I hope you all will enjoy.