"Everyone was wearing black when we started. I like to think we brought a bit of colour to Savile Row."

Richard James, 2012

Richard James
Colour, Cut & Design

Richard James was founded on Savile Row in 1992 by designer Richard James and his business partner Sean Dixon with a simple if cunning philosophy that remains to this day: to produce classic men’s clothing of exceptional quality and push the boundaries through colour, cut and design.

Richard James
Richard James
29 Savile Row, London
"There is an odd atmosphere these days in Savile Row. Nothing tangible, you understand. But from time to time, people stop to peer with uncertainty, with Incomprehension, even with vague horror through the plate glass window of No. 37A.

There's a

new boy

on the row and he's causing quite a stir."

There's a

new boy

on the row and he's causing quite a stir."

Nick Sullivan, Esquire UK, September 1992
Richard James
Menswear for every occasion

Richard James respected the two hundred-year history of tailoring on Savile Row and each of its perfectly practiced traditions, but set out with a not always quiet determination to do things its own way.

"Richard James was the first bespoke tailor to advertise in the style monthlies and the first to art direct a TV advertisement. In the short film screened for the first (and last) time in London cinemas, a young man is shown dressing himself beautifully in a suit, shirt and tie before jumping to his death from the top of a high-rise building."

―James Sherwood, Savile Row: The Master Tailors of British Bespoke (Thames & Hudson, 2010)

Richard James

There are certain technical issues that I must consider when cutting a suit: the balance of the coat, the shoulder angle, the pitch of the sleeve... And certain styles of suits do work better for certain physiques than others. But to be restricted by rules takes the pleasure out of it.

Ben Clarke, Head Cutter, Richard James Bespoke

Richard James

Our AW17-Camofleur collection takes inspiration from British camofleur Norman Wilkinson’s graphically jarring razzle dazzle camouflage of the First World War and the Op Art movement of the Sixties that it influenced.

"The visual aspect of his work aside, it really struck a chord with us that Wilkinson and his team came up with something so innovative and individual at the Royal Academy of Art, which is just a couple of hundred yards from where we are on Savile Row."

―Toby Lamb, Design and Brand Director, Richard James

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