Raincoats


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What to Wear and Where

Clignancourt market in Paris is commonly known as Les Puces (The Fleas), but to call it a flea market is to do it a disservice.

Seven hectares of curios and collectables and restaurants like the ever endearing Chez Louisette, it is an experience nonpareil.

Were you visiting soon and wondering what to wear, we’ve put together a light and layered weather-watchful look that we think will work very well for the occasion.

At the Savile Row store and Richard James Online now.

All online orders addressed to London postcodes – E, SE, SW, W, NW, N – made by 12 noon UK time from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) can be delivered on the same day.

Richard James tailor look for Clignancourt

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What To Wear And Where…

For when you really don’t know whether it’s going to rain or shine…

A light, weather-watchful look that will serve you well if you’re at home or away for the long holiday weekend.

A superbly waterproof English-made raincoat, an unbeatably adaptable Scottish-made 2-ply cashmere crew neck, easy-wearing English-made cotton twill trousers, perfectly-understated English-made suede sneakers, a must-have white tee and a refined and roomy English-made wool cheviot holdall.

Classic, perfectly practical pieces for every eventuality.

All online orders addressed to London postcodes – E, SE, SW, W, NW, N – made by 12 noon UK time from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) can be delivered on the same day.

Richard James Savile Row tailor weekend pick

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What To Wear And Where – Head Of The River Race

The bracing Head of the River boat race takes place on the Oxford vs. Cambridge course on the Thames, but in the opposite direction, from Mortlake to Putney.

Over 400 crews of eights compete, which makes it one of the biggest and impressive sporting events in London. Catch this year’s action on Saturday 19th March.

If you were wondering what to wear, we have put together a neat and very practical look which includes an English-made waterproof raincoat to keep off any rain and a blue and green birdseye knit and a blue summer jungle silk pocket square to give some enlivening, aquatic colour and contrast.

All Richard James Online orders addressed to London postcodes – E, SE, SW, W, NW, N – made by 12 noon UK time from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) can be delivered on the same day.

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Reel Inspiration – The Ipcress File

Antagonists unknown are snatching Britain’s top boffins from the streets of a grey, noticeably unswinging ’60s London and brainwashing them. And getting to the bottom of this mind-bogglingly bad business in his first appearance on the big screen is Harry Palmer (Michael Caine), grammar school educated Len Deighton’s brusque working-class answer to Old Etonian Ian Fleming’s James Bond.

Palmer wasn’t half as brazen as Bond, but he was far from a bore and undoubtedly the more modern man, not least in the kitchen (see the clip, below) where he personified gourmand Deighton’s – who at the time was producing his eponymous cookstrips for The Observer – own appreciation of the pleasures and seductive qualities of the table by grinding his own coffee and knocking up fine omelettes fines herbes and the like.

Characterised by some striking, seriously skewed cinematography and with Palmer’s fetching windowpane check coat proving just the job for London at its greyest and grimmest, The Ipcress File (1965, Sidney J Furie) is an absolute classic of the espionage genre.

The Ipcress File

The Ipcress File poster

The Ipcress File on Richard James Savile Row tailor blog

 

Richard James raincoat

Richard James mocha raincoat. Made in England from rubber bonded cotton and with rubber bonded seams for total protection. Available from Richard James Online and the Savile Row store now.