The house of Hardy Amies opened in 1945 on Savile Row which is located between Bond St. and Regent St. in Mayfair, London. The row, as it is commonly known, is famous for producing the highest quality tailoring since 1730. These tailors have a history of distinguished clientele- hand making suits for the royal family and celebrities such as Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, Mick Jagger, The Beatles, Jude Law and Daniel Craig.
As a true Savile row brand, Hardy Amies has it’s origins and heritage firmly rooted in the historical and spiritual home of tailoring.
Hardy Amies had a reputation for wicked wit and design flair and was quoted as saying“I feel that the success I have achieved in designing clothes for men.. is because I have been able to become a bridge between men of the established classes and those who shop in the high street.” Although Sir Hardy Amies himself is no longer with us, it is this spirit that lives on in the collection that today still bears his name.
Today, Britain – and London in particular – is genuinely cosmopolitan in terms of the people and cultures it embraces. British style for men is more fluid and dynamic now than at any time before. Hardy Amies reflects this changing world by making smart, timeless, functional menswear for the modern gentleman that is as at home in Mairfair as it is in any city across the globe.
Hardy Amies Design Philosophy
Style over fashion Contemporary fit and design The Hardy Amies product range is tailored to the needs of the modern man’s lifestyle Every Hardy Amies collection is designed exclusively in-house at no.14 Savile Row
Let’s face it, it’s fall. Temperatures are dropping and you can’t help but shiver when you walk out the door. As you may know we’re firm believers that DRESSING BETTER means DOING BETTER. So why stop when it comes to outerwear? This is the first and sometimes only piece people see so make it count.
Some of you might remember Mel C from her days at GOTSTYLE King West (she’s the one with the curly hair beside me). Energetic and bubbly, Mel has gone on to launch a very personal global charity to help her home country, Haiti.
Started in 2013, Melissa saw an opportunity to utilize her design skills and the boxes of unused scraps of fabric many manufacturers and designers had laying around. She designed “Buddy”- a stylish, handcrafted friend for kids with long arms (for big hugs), and big ears (to hear all your secrets). For every Buddy sold, Melissa would make a second Buddy to be given to a child in Haiti.
The business quickly grew to a point where Melissa, who just returned from Haiti, was able to set up a small production facility in rural town of Hinche with 6 full-time employees to produce the complete line of Buddies. Not only is she spreading happiness among kids, she is also giving back to the community.
And this is where you come in, Melissa launched a kickstarter campaign to help grow her business and to employee more people in Haiti. I’ve personally made a donation of $500, I hope you can help out Mel as well. Click here to make a donation.
This week we’re looking up to the King of Rugged Sport– Mr. David Beckham. Wondering how this guy manages to look so disheveled and put together at the same time? Here’s how:
First thing you should note is that bad ass military jacket… but wait it isn’t green? No. That’s the update. If you’ve already bought one in green don’t throw away it away just yet. Keep that around for afternoons with bae and weekend warrior-ing with the bro’s. This one is a little more dressed up, a little more matured, and allows you some extra wear when the sun goes down. So who do we turn to for a look this bad ass? R’n’R dressing legend John Varvatos of course. The team at JV put out some edgy military style jackets in unexpected fabrics this season.
Next, we’re giving the blue’s a break. Black denim is back and taking names. Ripping and distressing ain’t for everyone but it sure adds to that dirty rugged look that girls can’t get enough of. If you can’t stand paying for ripped jeans try a wax finish or a pair with ribbing details instead. The jeans are low rise with a slim straight leg. We find this fit works for guys like David Beckham, who have an athletic build who want a slim straight leg. Both locations have a wide selection of washes and finishes. No denim online, Shop the Bowrey jean in store.
Not only do we get new arrivals at our stores regularly, we also get in new brands. Melissa is dedicated to looking for the next best thing in menswear. This week we introduce you to three new brands Hip and Bone, Todd Snyder, and Scott Langton.
Hip and Bone Canadian menswear brand Hip and Bone focuses on creating timeless essentials and quality pieces that suit a man’s everyday wardrobe. Hip and Bone fuses luxurious materials with relaxed silhouettes to be enjoyed in an everyday setting. Expect contemporary sportswear such as sweatpants, tees, hoodies, joggers and pullovers.
Scott Langton Scott Langton creates luxury menswear that combines both innovation and style, providing for the modern man’s needs. Scott created the Scott Langton as the perfect version of his own wardrobe. Every nuance is in line with today’s fashionable gentleman: evolved, well traveled and stylish; demanding items that allow him to stand out in a sea of those blindly following tradition.
Todd Snyder American designer Todd Snyder launched his eponymous menswear collection in Fall 2011. Inspired by Savile Row craftsmanship, military tailoring, and a distinct New York sensibility, the line has garnered wide critical and commercial praise. Snyder’s knowledge of the art of cutting and sewing shows in each garment.
Tis the season for Hybrid Blazers! WTF is a Hybrid Blazer you ask? As most of you Canadian readers will know, our weather is all over the damn place. You need to have a few jackets in rotation to be prepared. Enter The Hybrid Blazer. This jacket is there for you when you feel too bare in your t-shirt and need an extra layer. The biggest selling feature is it’s versatility. We like wearing our more casual Hybrid Blazer from Canadian brand Tokyo Smoke with joggers from John Varvatos and a Peace Collective T-Shirt for a comfortable and on point airplane outfit. When you want to dress it up try mixing casual fabrics with a more tailored pant, like these fleece pants from Hiltl.
Our top picks for Hybrid Blazers are from LAB, Circle of Gentleman and Tokyo Smoke. As far as fit goes we’re recommending Tokyo Smoke for the smaller guys, LAB for regular-athletic and Circle of Gentleman for the fuller build. Their jackets run up to a 46T. If you have any questions about fit send us an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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For more tips and tricks on how to style a Hybrid Blazer Watch this video.