The Beatles begin crossing Abbey Road (for the soon-to-be-iconic album cover, photographed by Iain Macmillan) on 8 August 1969, photographed by Linda McCartney.
“Tommy Nutter dressed three out of the four Beatles for the Abbey Road album cover. True to his non-conformist roots, George Harrison opted to dress in denim.” - “Rebel Tailor Tommy Nutter | The Legendary Savile Row Strutter,” The Selvedge Yard, 4 April 2012
“Well, I dressed them. George Harrison is wearing denim - he was always a tricky bugger.” - Tommy Nutter to Timothy Everest, quoted in Yorkshire Post, 31 October 2015
“Following a tailoring relationship that began when working with Benedict on the set of Atonement in 2007, Timothy Everest Bespoke have dressed the English actor for his recent wedding and attendance at the Oscars 2015. For his investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace Tuesday 10th November, Benedict wore a Timothy Everest Bespoke three piece Morning Suit, with braided black Venetian wool tail coal, braided black silk double breasted waistcoat and narrow leg cashmere striped trousers. The Sherlock star looked every inch the sartorial gentleman, joined by his theatre director wife Sophie Hunter.” -timothyeverest.co.uk
CULT Fashion: London Collections: Men SS13; Superdry + Timothy Everest
The top floor of casual wear mega brand Superdry’s Regent St. flagship served as the location for the Superdry + Timothy Everest launch presentation, the next stop on our fashion week itinerary. An on-schedule part of London Collection’s, the high street giant and the super tailor showcased ‘The Serbio Collection’ , a trans seasonal capsule collection of suiting separates designed with the intention that the pieces be mixed and matched with Superdry’s regular casualwear offerings.
It has to be said that the unlikely pairing of Superdry and Everest has turned out to be a match made in heaven. Each model looks enviably slick in these well fitted and slim to skinny cut offerings. The launch range was designed with four key characters in mind, The Bank Robber, The San Franciscan, The Country Rebel and The Super Spy providing plenty of scope for the male shopper regardless of his personal style preference. Each jacket is hard to fault; the Super Spy in black sateen was a particular stand out, an investment piece that would look equally good over a t-shirt for a night on the town or over a dress shirt for more formal affairs. The line also, thankfully, features a much more subdued use of logo-ing and branding than is the norm for Superdry.
Styling made a great impact here; a heavily tattooed model dressed as a Town & Country gent, and a City Banker toting a shotgun both of whom made the clothes look so good it was hard to resist feeling some serious fashion envy. A big thumbs up for this sophisticated new direction that Superdry has taken.
There’s obviously something rumpus in the air at present, as both THE RAKE and our friends at Timothy Everest have each recently come up with graceful musings on pugilism. Mixing fisticuffs and shirt cuffs, a fashion editorial by Andy Barnham in the new September / October issue of THE RAKE (see images here) plays upon the theme of two sharp-dressed east London ‘firms’ pitting their champs against one another, while an elegant short film conceptualized by the house of Everest (embedded below) and directed by Joshua Osborne shadow-boxes around similarly fracas-focused matters. Tailoring and contenders – the mood’s a little bit Savile Row, a tad squabble and row.