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Robin Dutt’s brilliant interview with fashion icon Pierre Cardin is the centrepiece of another splendid edition of Savile Row Style Magazine, which has just been published.

Also in this edition is all the news from the Row, including how Henry Poole helped with the making of the Darkest Hour, the Winston Churchill film tipped to win all the awards, how Maurice Sedwell’s Andrew Ramroop won a top British business honour and the inside story about the staff buyout at Davies & Son.

Tom Corby and Michael Parkinson remember that legend of Savile Row tailoring, Doug Hayward, while Cindy Lawford recalls five famous Savile Row tales.

Award-winning sports journalist Malcolm Folley looks at the glamour of the Monaco Grand Prix while Savile Row tailor David Ward recounts his cycle across America.

Read all this – and more – HERE

 

Robin Dutt's brilliant interview with fashion icon

Proving that there’s no room for unkindness in the sartorial world, Huntsman are supporting ‘Be Cool Be Nice’, the anti-bullying movement by designing a pocket square featuring the BCBN teddy donning the house’s country tweed and a flat cap. Hand rolled in the UK this 100% silk pocket square provides the delicate finishing touch to any jacket while also supporting a fantastic cause.

 “Huntsman are pleased to support BCBN’s action against bullying,” said Huntsman’s chairman Pierre Lagrange. “Whether it is in enterprise, at home or at school, there is no room for bullying practices and negative energy. We are eager to encourage positive behaviour, and nothing beats that message coming from creative leaders and influencers who are listened to by young people.”

Advocating kindness, good manners, and civility, alongside encouraging positive interactions on social media, Be Cool Be Nice have also invited big fashion names such as Burberry, Lenny Kravitz, Marc Jacobs, and Alber Elbaz, to give the BCBN teddy their signature creative makeover.

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Proving that there’s no room for unkindness

The widow of Lord Lucan died from a cocktail of drink and drugs after diagnosing herself with Parkinson’s disease, an inquest heard this week as Coroner Dr Fiona Wilcox recorded a verdict of suicide. Police discovered 80-year-old Lady Lucan’s body after forcing entry into her London home last September where she was found on the dining room floor with a pill bottle under her body. Here, Tyne O’Connell, in a piece published in the current edition of Savile Row Style, pays tribute to her friend.

The widow of Lord Lucan died from a cocktail of drink and drugs after diagnosing herself with Parkinson’s disease, an inquest heard this week as Coroner Dr Fiona Wilcox recorded a verdict of suicide. Police discovered 80-year-old Lady Lucan’s body after forcing entry into her London home last September where she was found on the dining room floor with a pill bottle under her body. Here, Tyne O’Connell, in a piece published in the current edition of Savile Row Style, pays tribute to her friend.

The huge popularity of historical war films is set to continue early in 2018 with the release of World War II drama, the Darkest Hour. Once again, Winston Churchill is centre stage as we see Hitler close in on Britain during the early years of the conflict.

Historical accuracy is central to these period productions, no more so than in how the main characters are dressed, so it was no surprise that director Joe Wright and costume designer Jacqueline Durran turned to  Henry Poole & Co, the real-life tailor to Churchill, to make sure everything was correct.

“We at Henry Poole were honoured to be entrusted with creating suits for Gary Oldman and Ben Mendelsohn, who play Churchill and King George VI respectively,” said the firm’s MD, Simon Cundey. “Just as the former Prime Minister had regular fittings at Henry Poole & Co, we also fitted his on-stage character Gary Oldman on set during rehearsals.”

Oldman wears a dark grey flannelled chalk stripe suit and what might be described as a “lounge morning suit”, while Mendelsohn wears a double-breasted lounge suit in mid blue worsted and a royal Naval undress uniform as an Admiral of the Fleet. The cloths used are exclusively sourced in Britain with Oldman’s and Mendelsohn’s bespoke attire cut in the period correct manner.

Simon adds: “The Churchill Chalk Stripe flannel, which we made especially for Churchill in 1936, is still one of our House exclusive Hall of Fame fabrics and is still manufactured by Fox Brothers, as it was back then, exclusively for Henry Poole.”

The huge popularity of historical war films

By Jane Sandwood

The global male grooming market continues to grow due to the changing perceptions of masculine beauty and celebrity influences. Male pampering culture has certainly evolved past the basics of shampoo, deodorant, and shaving cream. Now, bathroom cabinets all over the world are filled to the brim with moisturisers, serums, facial cleansers, concealers and anti-agers specifically designed for men. According to statistics, the global grooming market is estimated to be worth about $29.14 billion by 2024 as more men strive to look good and feel good. If you want to upgrade your daily grooming routine, you may want to take a few pointers from other health and grooming-conscious men from around the globe. Here’s how to incorporate global grooming tricks into your daily routine.

Italy

When it comes to dressing up, most men all over the world typically look to Italian men as they always look dapper no matter what time of day. Apart from wearing a well-fitting jacket and trousers, you can adopt the Italian way of grooming by slicking and sweeping your hair back to show off your face, keeping your hair color as natural as possible, getting a tan, and having just a hint of stubble. Complete the look with a splash of cologne and can look like a native of Milan or Naples.

South Korea

South Korean men are known for taking fastidious care of their skin, as evidenced by Korean drama actors and K-pop boy bands. In Korea, being young and active are considered to be attractive qualities, so looking lean yet lightly muscled and having young-looking skin is a must. Apart from using weight loss supplements, men in Korea go on diets and frequent the gym to attain that K-drama leading man body. To keep their face looking smooth and glowing, they do a 10-step Korean skincare routine and are not averse to using makeup such as BB cream or cushion compacts to enhance their looks. If you want to have youthful, hydrated skin, you can start by using a cleanser, toner, essence, and moisturizer as part of your daily skincare routine. Use a face mask every week, and try wearing a bit of moisturizing BB cream before heading outdoors.

Scandinavia

Scandinavian men usually go for minimalist style and prefer clean cuts, neutral colors, and classic garments. To enhance their looks, some Scandinavian males usually grow a beard and use a variety of products to care for their facial hair. They are known to use beard shampoo, beard balm, beard oil, and even colorants to keep facial hair looking healthy. As for the hair on their head, they either wear it swept back and off their faces or carefully disheveled in keeping with their minimalist look.

Amp up your look by following any of these global grooming tips and tricks. You may find that incorporating a few global male grooming secrets in your daily routine may be the key to better-looking skin and hair.

 

By Jane Sandwood The global male grooming market