I disagree – it looks really bady cut – the zip on the fly is exposed and pulling and the vest is too small it pulls across her chest – if saville row made suits that fitted like this they would never have got where they are in the first place. I think tradtions and craftmenship like those practiced on the row should be protected, i dont think the move in this street by the likes of A&F is progress
besides someone made a very good point in the other post – Savile Row is a destination, people don’t window shop and all of a sudden decide to drop in and by a suit, not like they would a pair of shorts.
Actually I’m surprised to hear so many people jump to the defense of a tradition that ,for the most part, will only benefit old, rich white guys.
Which is worse? Moving “the row” or opening the row to tailors from other countries like Rubinacci or Borrelli or even Thom Browne- oh, i know i didn’t just type that!!!!!!
This is unfortunate because if this was better quality fabric & tailoring to fit her curves, her look would be adorable in a 70s news journalist kind of way. Instead, it just looks itchy and uncomfortable.
Hope you are having a great time on your travels! cheers.
“kidding”?? Why did you post the picture then? I like the idea of the look but agree with ben, the fit on the pants is pretty bad and looks uncomfortable. I would have expected you to write as much in your comment.
The row is wonderful – but here’s the thing – Sart is 100% on the money here. If anyone read Tom Junod’s article last year in Esquire on the last tailors in NYC, then you’ll not only have a sad heart, you’ll also know that things need to change a little. That means the row – unless it wants to become a museum – needs to start welcoming in those who might help it adapt. It’s currently over-priced and snobby. It needs to have more younger members and cut some prices – whilst retaining what needs to be retained. Some are already trying – they know who they are – others haven’t bothered their shirt tail (pun intended). So Scott… I couldn’t agree more. Bravo!
I have have intention to get one vest suit like that for a while. But I don’t know what’s keeping me from going out and getting one. Maybe I am too busy to go shopping. Now I have to get out and go shopping for a vest suit. Love the overall look. Thanks for a great post, Sart!
i don’t mean to be crass, but looking at this is making me itch…and sweat. i wonder if she’s as uncomfortable in this suit as i feel just seeing her in it. perhaps the best thing about it is how great it would feel to take it off?
Well, Scott, the SR tradition’s not one that JUST benefits old rich white guys; it upholds (when it does) certain standards of style and manufacture that are constantly threatened–standards that are worth having in the world….
Meow! the comments here are really harsh today. I think she looks good and classy. She’s not wearing leggings, flip flops, or jeans and ballet flats, or even [UGH] a trapeze dress. Nice to see a YOUNG lady with some unexpected, classic style
i think menswear on women is one of the best looks there is — garbo, dietrich, hepburn, ysl “le smoking” and on and on — but it has to fit well to look good. this is a lovely woman but the suit doesn’t fit properly and the tailoring is off. compare this suit to sart’s woman in white at the nyc shows as a case in point. she has good instincts, and she’s so pretty she couldn’t ever look truly bad, but the execution could use some tweaking.