Henry Poole & Co.: The First Tailor of Savile Row



Known as the founding tailor of Savile Row, Henry Poole & Co. has dressed the world’s most important women and men for over two centuries. Their craft of bespoke tailoring used to be meticulously documented through the generations in a complete set of ledgers, to which sartorial expert James Sherwood has been granted special get admission to. Telling the story of Poole’s most colorful characters, this fascinating account distills Sherwood’s research into sixty iconic customers. Categorized as Emperors and Maharajas, Kings and Queens, Statesmen and Politicians, Financiers and Millionaires, Artists and Performers, or Heroes and Villains, each and every client is profiled with details of their signature garment. From artists and writers, such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Wilkie Collins, to financiers J. P. Morgan and Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, this book offers a unique window into an establishment on the very heart of nineteenth- and twentieth-century public life.

Illustrated with historic portraits and photography of the premises as they’re nowadays, this intimate glimpse into the private lives of a few of history’s most influential figures is very important reading for somebody interested in Savile Row and the evolution of style.

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