Monday, January 22, 2007

FLORENCE - Pitti Uomo

Villa Victoria – Savile Row Showcase – Henry Poole and Co. My blog on Savile Row and bespoke tailoring wouldn’t be complete without this photograph of Sir Winston Churchill taken at the Henry Poole and Co. space at Villa Victoria. In addition to celebrating its bicentenary in 2006, it was the 100th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s first order placed with Henry Poole and Co. To mark this event they have reproduced a chalk striped cloth from the suit, circa 1936, which was later depicted in this photograph of Sir Winston with a Tommy Gun. Famous customers: : H.I.M. the Emperor Napoleon III, H.M. King Umberto I of Italy, Prime Minister Benjamin Disreali, J.P. Morgan, William Randolph Hearst, H.H. the Maharajah of Cooch Behar, H. M. King George V, H.M. King George VI, H.M. Queen Elisabeth II.

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