When I developed my own sartorial flair in my twenties it became an immediate ambition to own a suit made on Savile Row. Tailors living on Savile Row inherit the rich heritage of being the pinnacle in men’s tailoring and people travel across the world to shop there.
Sitting at No.8 is Hardy Amies. It’s a brand we’ve given plenty of coverage after recent collections have been forward thinking and befitting of a Dapper Chapper. Hardy Amies recently moved into ready-to-wear which so far seems to be proving a successful venture.
The No.8 store now fully caters for the modern man, which is an original concept to the Row. Alongside bespoke, made-to-measure and off-the-peg tailoring, the space is also filled with a carefully curated selection of products from grooming to footwear. All products in the store fit the Hardy Amies brand of course, but the expansion into a wider lifestyle approach reflects how the education process of men’s style continues to evolve.
This blog is actually about the off-the-peg option, which allows you to own a Savile Row suit, with touch-ups, for under £500. They are good looking pieces of kit too!
Below I’m styled in the Brinsley Fit which is your perfect Thursday / Friday suit. It’s comfortable enough to work in it all-day but still looks the part for an evening in town straight after. The modern, classic fit allows the suit to be dressed up or down to meet the occasion.
It’s nipped in at the waist for a slightly more tailored look and the lapels are slightly bigger for more impact.
Here’s the rest of the sub £500 range: