I think we have probably all heard of the name Savile Row. I am sure for most gents out there who are into their suits will know they are well known for their tailoring. If you want a well made British suit… you go to Savile Row and now they also cater for women but mainly focusing on shirts. To me Savile Row is a real British gentleman brand. When I think gentleman my mind associates glasses because I do love a man in a suit with a very smart pair of glasses. It just gives out a very positive confident vibe so it is no surprise to know Savile Row also have an eyewear collection that have been going since 1898. In 2015 we will be seeing a revamped version because since eyewear manufacturer Inspect bought the Savile Row brand in 2004 not much has been done to them and it is now about time to give them a massive face lift.
Savile Row is quite well know for their classic rimless styles (by classic I mean they looks like something from the 30’s / 40’s) so it was very exciting to see they have injected some fun and are bringing the eyewear range to the 21st century by introducing acetate for both optical and sunglasses styles.
You can see with the shapes and the finishing details (such as the use of metals) still ties in with what Savile Row is all about but the use of acetate gives the collection a much more vibrant and fun approach which should appeal to the 30 something professionals bracket. The quality as you would expect is pretty good and all the frames are hand made in the London Algha factory, so Savile Row are sticking to their British heritage even with their eyewear range.
They are also sticking to their heritage by producing some rimless frames which are more modern looking but keeping all the finishing in line with what they are all about. Here are some facts for you on the range, all solid gold frames are crafted from 18k gold, all the acetate is sourced from Italy (where else?) and the Algha factory (where the frames are produced) have produced some of the most iconic glasses for some of the most iconic people in the past 80 years! The factory has produced frames for people such as the Queen and John Lennon but also for iconic film characters such as Harry Potter! So yes, this factory is good at what they do and it is pretty much the last British factory standing for producing frames. With so much British history this of course goes nicely with Savile Row.
If you want to check out the range for yourself then have a browse online and if you want to see them first hand then drop them a line to find your nearest stockist. Prices start from around £200.