Here’s a closer look at the all-new Richard James Bespoke, which now occupies two beautifully fitted-out floors at 19 Clifford Street.
It’s all the work of our lighting, display and general interiors whizz Philip Oakley of, yes, that’s right, the No. 1 neon and other lighting designers and manufacturers Oakley Illuminations.
On the ground floor (top), one is immediately met by Philip’s stunning and reassuring neon likeness of Richard in familiar, patriarchal pose. And then, moving upstairs, we now have a customer lounge and bar (featuring a pair of nice re-upholstered ’60s-vintage French chairs) and a new fitting area, with one of Philip’s own mirrors.
The baroque-come-brutalist wall lights (fourth picture) are apparently Swedish and, again, were manufactured in the ’60s, and the spotlight (bottom) comes from Italy and first saw light (… ) in the early 70s. The picture, which is by Michael Boothby (contact Philip for details), and the greenery all come from closer to home in Hastings.
To celebrate the opening of the new Bespoke store, we have some special, once-only offers on our bespoke and made-to-measure tailoring until Monday 2nd October.