Walking tour: The History of Savile Row
21 Feb 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
Gieves and Hawkes
This tour will last just over two hours, and stay largely on Savile Row. We might not be covering that much ground, but Cindy will have plenty to talk about -- introducing you to the history of British tailoring in the Golden Square Mile of menswear, and to the people who work there.
The tour will explain both how bespoke suits are made and how British tailors, royals, military heroes and celebrities have together set many of the prevailing fashions for Western men for hundreds of years, going back to the seventeenth century. Several individual tailors and merchants are visited, and, if possible, staff members and craftsmen will take the time to explain the beauty of what they make and sell.
Groups are limited to 6 people, as some of the spaces in tailoring houses are small and we must not get in the way of customers.
Please could I also ask you to please not bring rugsacks.
NB This tour is running most Wednesdays. Please email us to check if your preferred date is available.
Presented by Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff
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