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.