Guide to Savile Row
(Fortune Magazine) -- From perfectly fitted bespoke to a new breed of off-the-rack options, Savile Row has something to suit every style (if not every budget). Here's a look at the players, plus a few spots to grab a pint when you're in the neighborhood.
Richard James No. 29 Savile Row
Since he opened in 1992, James has lead the Row's new-wave tailors. The suits, both ready-to-wear and bespoke, feature modern flourishes like high pockets and vented sides. Oh, and Nicole's a client. richardjames.co.uk
Gary Anderson No. 34 - 35 Savile Row
This newcomer (2001) is good for those looking to go dandyish with brightly colored silk suits, top hats, cravats, and waistcoats. And it's a veritable bargain--some bespoke suits start at only $1,030. garyanderson.com
Mulligan's Oyster Bar No. 13 Cork Street
A true Row denizen's pub. You might run into tailor Thomas Mahon, who blogs about suits and Row gossip at englishcut.com.
Timothy Everest No. 35 Bruton Place
Some New Guard tailors like Everest have ditched the Row entirely. Don't miss his trademark ties. timothyeverest.co.uk
Sketch No. 9 Conduit Street
Visitors with spare pence may be drawn to this expensive restaurant. The bar is the best thing about it.
The Eve Club No. 3 New Burlington Street
A reopened version of the once famous 1940s café society hangout. At night it's high-fashion clubby, so you can debut your new Savile Row style before you leave town.
Sartoria No. 22 Savile Row
The only restaurant on the Row, but a tourist destination rather than an authentic tailor's hangout.
Henry Poole & Co. No. 15 Savile Row
The Row's oldest name (in business since 1806) and the inspiration for the American tuxedo. Their suits emphasize materials and comfort, not flashy design detail. henrypoole.com
Richard Anderson No. 13 Savile Row
A young gun but adamantly old school. Start with a bespoke suit in Anderson's favorite style (single-button, long-lapel) cut by the man himself, then get accessory advice, all at his Savile Row premises. richardandersonltd.com
Ozwald Boateng No. 12A Savile Row
While the new-generation style icon (ask clients Mick Jagger or Jamie Foxx) keeps his off-the-rack storefront on Vigo Street, for a bespoke job you'll have to visit his atelier on the Row. ozwaldboateng.co.uk
H. HuntsmanNo. 11 Savile Row
On the row since 1919. Very classy one-button, sharp-shoulder bespoke suits. Shirts are also custom cut on site. Tweed is a favorite material. h-huntsman.co.uk
Evisu No. 9 Savile Row
A denim emporium specializing in Japanese styles, with both men's and women's lines. Cutter Ravi Tailor and tailor A.J. Hewitt, who work with Evisu, can make you a classic suit using the store's hip fabrics. evisu.com
Kilgour No. 8 Savile Row
The only tailor Cary Grant ever trusted. And in these retro-loving times, today's Alfie (Jude Law) and James Bond (Daniel Craig) still sport the Kilgour look. Make an appointment for a bespoke version of its retail collection, the Row's first. kilgour.eu
Apple Records No. 3 Savile Row
The Beatles' Let It Be was recorded in this onetime basement studio.
Gieves & Hawkes No. 1 Savile Row