For over two centuries London has been the world capital of masculine style. Gathering together Savile Row tailors, the gentlemen’s houses of St James and London’s best shirt and shoe makers, The English Gentlemen celebrated the British bespoke tradition with a series of exclusive events, held two times per year during London Collections: Men in collaboration with the Woolmark Company. The renown Savile Row firm Anderson and Sheppard has recently announced that the showcase will no longer take place.
For the last edition of The English Gentleman, the Earl of Mornington opened the doors of the prestigious Apsley House, home of the first Duke of Wellington. The marvelous presentation paid homage to the bicentenary anniversary of the Duke’s victory at the Battle of Waterloo with a military-inspired theme. The finest British craftsmen meticulously realized bespoke outfits made specifically for the event. Each room in Apsley House showcased an abundance of beautiful paintings, elegant interior and a wealth of history that helped to build a suggestive atmosphere around the clothes. Visitors were brought back in time, and had a taste of the unique British cultural and artistic heritage, which was wonderfully expressed by the tailors through great examples of artisanal excellence.