At one time the sartorial arbiter for gentlemen, it lost the way after WWII. Lacking a stylish frontman like Edward VIII (the Duke of Windsor), the influence ceased. It has always been the ultimate in British bespoke tradition. You bespeak! it is bespoken! and you walk out of a Savile Row shop in all your bespoke glory down to your dark-brown lace-up semibrogue with the perforated cap toe. Word.

Savile Row is a street in Mayfair in London, England. It is famous for its tailor shops, which make traditional bespoke men's suits. The street was built in the 1730s and named for Lady Dorothy Savile, the wife of Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington. Tailors had been on the row since it was built, but did not get much attention until the early 19th century. The street is also well known to fans of the Beatles as being the location of the Apple Corps offices.

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