TOKYO

In April 2008, The London Cut was invited to the British Ambassador's Residence in Tokyo by Ambassador Sir Graham Fry. The charming mansion, modelled on Sir Edwin Lutyens' Art Deco Washington Residence, brought a new mood to this third presentation of masterpieces by the master tailors of Savile Row. Curator James Sherwood invited Steve Lidbury Design - a Tokyo-based consultancy led by the eponymous British-born designer - to consider framing Savile Row in a Modernist mis-en-scene that reflected the timelessness of the bespoke tailor's art. A further ten pieces were cut especially for Tokyo to show all the disciplines of an elegant man's contemporary wardrobe including black tie, white tie, morning tails, shooting tweeds and a collection of blazers and flannels anticipating the 2008 film Brideshead Revisited. Archive pieces acknowledging the link between Japan and Savile Row were shown at the Residence including Henry Poole's Royal Warrant for the Japanese Imperial household (1923), order books relating to Prince Imperial (later Emperor) Hirohito and a rare 1930s Japanese Prime Minister's court coatee worn in the presence of the Prince of Wales (later Duke of Windsor). The event at the Residence was followed by a satellite exhibition at Isetan who gave The London Cut all of their windows and an in-store exhibition space also designed by Steve Lidbury.
The British Ambassador's Residence, Tokyo, built in 1930 after the Lutyens Residence in Washington.
Evening Tails & Opera Cloak and Morning Tails, both Ede & Ravenscroft.
Henry Poole & Co celestial blue velvet Smoking Jacket.
Henry Poole & Co Smoking Jacket flanked by (left) Henry Poole & Co Evening Tails and (right) Anderson & Sheppard Evening Tails.
Henry Poole & Co Evening Tails inspired by those tailored for Crown Prince Hirohito in 1921 flanked by Poole's Royal Warrant for the Japanese Imperial Household.
Huntsman house check Tweed Suit (centre), Davies & Son Tweed Suit cut from Dashing Tweed designed by Guy Hills (left) and Dege & Skinner Cashmere three-piece Shooting Suit (right).
Huntsman house check Tweed three-piece knickerbocker Shooting Suit.
Davies & Son 'Dashing Tweeds' three-piece suit.
Gieves & Hawkes archive Royal Naval cocked hat (c.1930).
Anderson & Sheppard Prince of Wales Check Blazer and Grey Flannel Trouser inspired by Anderson customer Fred Astaire.
View from the Ballroom of The London Cut Tokyo.
(left to right) Henry Poole & Co archive King George III state Livery (1817), Henry Poole & Co archive Lord Chamberlain Privy Councillor Coatee (1937) and Huntsman archive Hussar's Uniform (c.1850).
(centre) Anderson & Sheppard Black Tie tailored for Ralph Feinnes in The English Patient.
(by the piano) Davies & Son double-breasted ivory Dinner Jacket with shawl collar.
Gieves & Hawkes celestial blue velvet Evening Suit.
Huntsman for Alexander McQueen Evening Coat embroidered with jet peacock motif (2002).
(foreground) Richard Anderson black sequin Dinner Jacket originally tailored for Bryan Ferry.
Anderson & Sheppard blue velvet Smoking Jacket embroidered by Hand & Lock inspired by (foreground) Huntsman archive Hussar's uniform (1850).
Gieves & Hawkes archive Rear Admiral's Full Dress Coatee & Cocked Hat (c.1925).
(foreground) Henry Poole Archive Japanese Prime Minister's Court Coatee (c.1930).
(foreground) Anderson & Sheppard ivory double-breasted summer suit inspired by Gary Cooper. Pink & ivory tie rewoven to the pattern ordered from Anderson & Sheppard by Cooper.
(left to right) Davies & Son Yachting Blazer & white flannel trousers, Dege & Skinner Harrow Wanderers Cricket Blazer and Gieves & Hawkes navy Gieves Crest Blazer & white flannels.
(left to right) Gieves & Hawkes navy shadow pinstripe City Suit, Ozwald Boateng Bespoke Couture purple shadow pinstripe City Suit, Dege & Skinner navy pinstripe City Suit and Richard Anderson dove grey pinstripe City Suit.
A collection of luxury men's suiting cloth made by Dormeuil.
The London Cut Tokyo curator James Sherwood wearing Anderson & Sheppard bespoke grey flannel suit.

TOKYO

In April 2008, The London Cut was invited to the British Ambassador's Residence in Tokyo by Ambassador Sir Graham Fry. The charming mansion, modelled on Sir Edwin Lutyens' Art Deco Washington Residence, brought a new mood to this third presentation of masterpieces by the master tailors of Savile Row. Curator James Sherwood invited Steve Lidbury Design - a Tokyo-based consultancy led by the eponymous British-born designer - to consider framing Savile Row in a Modernist mis-en-scene that reflected the timelessness of the bespoke tailor's art. A further ten pieces were cut especially for Tokyo to show all the disciplines of an elegant man's contemporary wardrobe including black tie, white tie, morning tails, shooting tweeds and a collection of blazers and flannels anticipating the 2008 film Brideshead Revisited. Archive pieces acknowledging the link between Japan and Savile Row were shown at the Residence including Henry Poole's Royal Warrant for the Japanese Imperial household (1923), order books relating to Prince Imperial (later Emperor) Hirohito and a rare 1930s Japanese Prime Minister's court coatee worn in the presence of the Prince of Wales (later Duke of Windsor). The event at the Residence was followed by a satellite exhibition at Isetan who gave The London Cut all of their windows and an in-store exhibition space also designed by Steve Lidbury.