Tag: Hardy Amies
Tom Baker specialises in both traditional and avant-garde bespoke tailoring. He trained for five years at Hardy Amies (Savile Row) until 1996 when he founded Sir Tom Baker in Soho, London. It was on Savile Row that he was taught to cut and fit in the most classical English way.
This season there were 65 designers showing on schedule, and 65 designers in the Designer Showrooms in the January edition of the event.
Having written a regular column for Esquire on men's fashion, in 1964, Amies published the book ABC of Men's Fashion. Amies's strict male dress code included commandments on everything from socks to the summer wardrobe. When, in July 2009, the Hardy Amies Designer Archive was opened on Savile Row, the Victoria & Albert Museum reissued the book. He stated, "A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them." In 1974, Amies was entered into the Vanity Fair International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.
The modern necktie was born in 1926 and it was part of the formal menswear for a long time, but recently, much more open and relaxed business-casual dress code has become popular. Today, it is acceptable and even fashionable for gentlemen to wear their collars opened at the neck.
TOPMAN and Fashion East’s leading designer support scheme MAN returns to London Collections Men in June 2014 to showcase the most exciting new menswear talent. Established in 2005, MAN continues to champion and launch the brightest emerging designers in an unmissable group catwalk show.