How Richard Anderson is bringing change to Savile Row

They may not be cut from the same cloth as their sartorial streetmates, but could the tailors of 13 Savile Row be the future of tailoring?

Take a walk down Savile Row and peer through the windows of any number of the 17th-century houses that play host to the iconic tailors and you’ll see a similar pattern emerging: dark wood panelled walls and low slung leather chairs and sofas – like a traditional gentleman’s club – reserved only for the most prestigious of members. Look into No. 13, however and you’ll find an altogether more modern spectacle.

A long corridor-style space with white-washed walls, a bright parquet wood flooring, jackets in a plethora of fabrics sitting neatly beneath framed modern art prints and black-and-white photographs of notable customers. While, at the end of the space, the cutters work away in view of each customer. It’s inviting, bright and above all, modern. This is Richard Anderson. Opened in 2001, 2016 sees them celebrate their 15th year on The Row.

How Richard Anderson is bringing change to Savile Row

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