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July 28, 2006

Savile Row Strikes Back

Filed under: Men's Fashion,Tailoring — Izzy @ 11:58 pm

A reader has kindly informed Izzy that a master tailor has responded to Giorgio Armani’s attack on Savile Row:

If anyone reading this works for Mr. Armani, please pass this message along to your boss:

Thomas Mahon, the Savile Row tailor will gladly meet up anywhere with you, anytime, in front of the press and some bloggers. Then, armed only with basic tools i.e. tape measure, bolt of cloth, shears, needle and thread, chalk etc, you two will both measure and make a suit for a third gentleman, a customer, WITHOUT the assistance of anyone else. Just the tailor, the customer and the tools.

When completed, we will show our results live, to the press and the blogosphere. Then we can all transparently see how much the skills actually match the rhetoric. Easy.

Izzy loves the idea: Iron Chef meets Project Runway.


  1. “Iron Chef meets Project Runway”

    For serious Izzy, Bravo (w/ Top Chef) should be taking note.

    Comment by Ninjarina — July 31, 2006 @ 7:12 am

  2. Holy crap, I’d watch it.

    Comment by cari — August 2, 2006 @ 3:05 am

  3. …and then the loser can be thrown to the lions.

    Comment by Julia — August 2, 2006 @ 7:06 pm

  4. Can I volunteer to be “the third ‘gentlman'”?

    Comment by Petro — August 2, 2006 @ 8:59 pm

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