OK, it’s only a work site at the moment, but the Gaziano & Girling shop on Savile Row is looking exciting. At number 39, it might be the only shop on the west side of Savile Row that’s worth going into, and it certainly compliments tailors opposite such as Dege & Skinner and Kilgour. 

More importantly, it’s another piece of good news in the ascension of great, British, craft-based companies. Being an eternal optimist, whenever people bring up the number of brands owned by the Chinese, or the downfall of great tailoring names, I point to the Drake’s store, to the Anderson & Sheppard haberdashery, and now to Gaziano & Girling. Some companies are rescued by millionaires and treated as toys. Not so this new breed. 


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This is excellent news. Really looking forward to the opening.


Simon, What are your thoughts on Norton & Sons?

Scott Fisher

My shoe wardrobe consists primarily of John Lobb,from the english factory, and Bontoni. I’ve been very pleased with both,but reading your posts concerning G&G shoes has me intrigued. Are G&G shoes of comparable quality to Lobb and do you have a preference and if so,why? Scott

Scott Fisher

Thank you, that is very helpful. Is there a G&G shoe that you would recomend for a first purchase? Do you have any opinion on Bontoni shoes or the spanish shoemaker Carmina?


Following on from previous comment , would be very interested to hear your thoughts on Oswald Boateng.


Nice one from G&G,can G&G be compared with Grenson shoes