Richard James

The only Savile Row tailor to have won the British Fashion Council’s Designer of the Year award, Richard James was established in 1992. It was the first of the modernising New Establishment tailors on the street and offers bespoke and made-to-measure tailoring, and seasonal ready-to-wear collections. All of its bespoke tailoring is hand-made on Savile Row.

Jacob Elordi wearing pink for GQ’s Men of the Year; Stormzy showing off Shantung silk for the Brits; the exquisitely cut wool twill suit George Clooney  chose personally for his Nespresso campaign; Elton John on-stage and off… Richard James clothes some of the most stylish and individual personalities in the world.

The headquarters is Richard James House, an imposing, Grade II listed Georgian townhouse at 19 Clifford Street. Spread over three floors and 2500 square feet, it’s the optimum way to discover Richard James’ bespoke and made-to-wear tailoring operations, plus a full-range of its classic and seasonal ready-to-wear collections. There is also a sumptuous first-floor lounge and cocktail bar, an events space, a cloth library, private fitting rooms, and a fully equipped workshop and cutting area. There are further expansive stand-alone stores directly across the road at 29 Savile Row, and at 461 Park Avenue in New York.

“We started in 1992 with what was the smallest store on the street,” says Richard James co-founder and Managing Director Sean Dixon.” On Clifford Street we have got 2,500 sq ft, so we have grown. A lot of our customers have been with us since we opened that first store, and many of them have gradually moved from ready-to-wear tailoring to made-to-measure and bespoke, so there is a certain symmetry to the way we are set up here. The ground floor now predominantly features our seasonal ready-to-wear collections, and there is more of a focus on bespoke and made-to-measure on the first floor.”
Richard James is known for its Modern Classic house style of tailoring: elegant, clean-lined suits with waisted jackets that are cut with slightly higher armholes to accentuate the silhouette.

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