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By Robin Dutt

One of the perhaps most unlikely colours in the suiting and sartorial palette in general is green.  And at the Men’s Collections in January for autumn/winter, green was a palpable hit.  But it’s not only next season, there’s plenty of the green stuff around for spring/summer too, whether as an accent accessory or complete suit.

Ah… but there is green and then there is Green – and we are not talking about fashion staples like drab, olive and khaki shades.  Instead, think zingy limes, zesty emeralds and feisty spearmints, all of which work very well with solid blacks and navy hues – trousers, chinos and the like.  Even cords.  (Choose from Cordings’ established rainbow range).  Of course a slice of sharp green can do wonders – like a slice of lime in a Hendrick’s and Tonic, or perhaps consider a tie or even contrast laces to lift a workaday suit, no matter how well sculpted.

And it is not just because spring is definitely here… just look at the departing daffodils and bluebells.  Designers and fabric makers have realised that this often-neglected colour is strong and refined – especially when whipped up as a sharp suit, or even duster coat.  Forget the received opinion that the colour is unlucky and completely forget the Henry VIII ‘Greensleeves’ connection with all its associations to do with misfortune. Step out in confidence in the colour that the departing daffodils and crocuses would understand.

By Robin Dutt One of the perhaps most

All of the team at Savile Row Style Magazine were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Marie Scott, founder and long time editor of the Magazine. I was, like so many others, very fond of Marie and her vivacious personality and appetite for life. She remained throughout her life a loyal and passionate advocate of Savile Row and bespoke tailoring. The news of her sudden passing has come as a great shock to all those who knew her well throughout the Row. The magazine will pay a full and fitting tribute to Marie in the July edition. Should any readers wish to contribute to the feature with any photographs or memories of Marie, please email

Stewart Lee, Managing Director, Savile Row Style Magazine

All of the team at Savile Row

Savile Row, London, April 2016

For the first time in four centuries of Piccadilly’s association with tailoring, Kathryn Sargent, will be the first woman to open her own tailoring house on historic Savile Row.

Head Cutter and Master Tailor, Kathryn Sargent says: “I am delighted to be opening a shop on Savile Row. As a tailor it has been a long held ambition of mine, and throughout my career, I have upheld the excellent values of Savile Row. I am thrilled to be making history, although for me being a woman is incidental, I am a tailor first and foremost.”

William Skinner, Managing Director of Dege & Skinner and Chairman of Savile Row Bespoke Association commented: “It’s fitting that the first woman to be appointed as a Head Cutter on Savile Row is returning, to open a shop of her own and is testament to the continued appeal of Savile Row as the sartorial home of high quality, hand-crafted tailoring.

The shop will be sister to Kathryn Sargent’s established atelier on Brook Street, tailoring for both men and women. The house does not have a specific style, Kathryn’s approach to her craft, from the initial consultation to the finished garment, is tailored to the wearer, their lifestyle and requirements.

Kathryn Sargent on Savile Row will open for Spring/Summer ’16 as a seasonal residency.

Savile Row, London, April 2016 For the first

By Robin Dutt

Often the last resort of the last minute gift hunter, cufflinks must never been taken for granted.  And more and more men of style are realising their potency.  Of course the discreet, almost anonymous (yawn) silver or gold examples are daily musts but there is a panoply of delightful examples available – even in the most unexpected places.  Shoot a cuff with a dash.  Double cuff of course.  The wonderful thing about these jewels is that they can remain hidden unless you wish to display.  Longmire has long created wonderful animal inspired pieces, exquisitely crafted and Stephen Webster’s Gothic owls and Pop Art word explosions, for example, a radiant star on one side and a word bubble as a foil in a lavishly polished silver are magnetic.  Of course, intrinsically. There is nothing at all wrong with the plain silver or gold ovals.  But so much is out there from Paul Smith finds to the finds YOU find in the bottom of your less visited drawer. Ah…that gift you thought you’d never wear…

By Robin Dutt Often the last resort of

By Robin Dutt

One might be thankful that trends are cyclic.  Not so long ago, no ensemble would have been complete without a cane and every hallstand from town to shire, an explosion of sticks informed, with confidence – intended for day, night, a seaside stroll or the opera.  Thank goodness we still have James Smith – legendary umbrella and stick shop now sadly surrounded by 21st century commercial detritus.  The amazing frontage remains the same from the early days.  But also consider Michael German just passed the dog leg bed on Kensington Church Street, London for canes you MUST shake a stick at dating from centuries ago.  Or drag out the contemporaneous in you and head to the sublime Guy West, whose Jeffery-West boutiques, known for their signature shoes for urban dandies (are there anyothers) also stock fine, tightly furled umbrella-canes with handles in the shapes of rearing cobra heads, crystal orbs clasped by bony hands, skulls and skeletal hands.  A walking cane is increasingly the accessoire du jour and every outfit will benefit when you judiciously pair.  And also… think of this. You will provide panache for yourself, appreciation in observers and have a device to point to that certain box of mushrooms in Waitrose when asked by an assistant. Well…if you want assistance.

Also, you will be a walking example of yesterday.  Today.

By Robin Dutt One might be thankful that