Camo


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Camo Role

A 2006 vintage Richard James Bespoke camouflage jacket on display in the Savile Row store.

This is a jacket that we made for our own archive and it is similar to those that Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman wore on the cover of the late George magazine in 1999 (right, below). One of the suits we made for that shoot is now owned by the Victoria and Albert museum in London and featured in its fascinating British Design 1948 -2012: Innovation in the Modern Age exhibition of 2012.

The camo is a variataion of the classic Disruptive Pattern Material which served the British Army in both its woodland (seen here) and desert colourways from 1963 until 2009.

We first made a camouflage suit for a customer who doesn’t much like wearing suits to make a point in at the opera. There are bespoke Savile Row suits and there are bespoke Savile Row suits…

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row suit

De Niro & Hoffman Richard James Bespoke Savile Row tailor

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row suit

Richard James Bespoke Savile Row suit

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Green Stuff

Our lighting and window display whizz Phil – he of Oakley Illuminations – and his hound Jarvis make the acquaintance of Popeye (aka Ron) at yesterday’s Jack in the Green revelries in Hastings.

In keeping with the green theme, Phil dug out a vintage Richard James camo shirt and tie ensemble.

Popeye ate spinach.

Phil in Richard James Savile Row tailor shirt and tie meets Popeye

Phil meets Popeye

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Camo Role

Tinie Tempah in a Richard James camo suit

Two leading artistes of our time. One look. Tinie Tempah and (below) Usher out and about in the same two-button Richard James camo suit.

The camo is a variataion of the British Army’s classic Disruptive Pattern Material which was in service in both its woodland and desert colourways from 1963 until 2009. We first made a suit from it for a customer who really doesn’t like wearing suits to make a point in at the opera. There are Savile Row suits and there are Savile Row suits…

The snatched picture of Usher was taken in New York and though we’re not sure where that of Tinie Tempah eminates, with what looks like Sir Les Ferdinand in the background, it could well be London.

Usher in the same Richard James camo suit