A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 12, 2012
Savile Row (bespoke tailoring in NoHo/Nolita/West Village)

Savile Row is a shopping street in central London famous for its traditional men’s bespoke tailoring. An April 12, 2012 article on the Business Insider website was titled “A Bespoke Tailor Is Dressing Bankers And Lawyers On New York’s Savile Row” (Michael Andrews Bespoke, 2 Great Jones Alley in NoHo). The title of “New York’s Savile Row,” however, has been bestowed on several places.

A comment to an October 30, 2008 “Savile Row in New York” post on the website A Suitable Wardrobe said that “New York needs its own Saville Row.” A 2009 blog post suggested that the Lower East Side is New York’s Savile Row, a 2010 web article suggested that Christopher Street in the West Village (Doyle Mueser Bespoke, 19 Christopher Street) could be New York’s Savile Row, and Nolita (Duncan Quinn, 8 Spring Street) has also been suggested as New York’s Savile Row.


Wikipedia: Savile Row
Savile Row (pronounced /ˌsævɪl ˈroʊ/) is a shopping street in Mayfair, central London, famous for its traditional men’s bespoke tailoring. The term “bespoke” is understood to have originated in Savile Row when cloth for a suit was said to “be spoken for” by individual customers. The short street is termed the “golden mile of tailoring”, where customers have included Winston Churchill, Lord Nelson, Napoleon III and Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

Savile Row runs parallel to Regent Street between Conduit Street at the northern end and Vigo Street at the southern. Linking roads include Burlington Place, Clifford Street and Burlington Gardens.

New York magazine
Duncan Quinn
8 Spring St., New York, NY 10012
nr. Elizabeth St. 
212-226-7030
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This hip haberdashery has been earning heaps of praise ever since it set up shop in Nolita—GQ recently described it as “rock ‘n roll meets Savile Row.”

A Suitable Wardrobe
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Savile Row in New York
I spent Wednesday afternoon walking around Manhattan and dropped into 9 East 53d Street with a friend to visit bespoke tailor Leonard Logsdail (no web site). A transplanted Londoner, Logsdail has been offering New Yorkers a Savile Row styled suit (many of them cut and sewn in England) since 1991.
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COMMENTS
initials CG said…
New York needs its own Saville Row. London’s is a drag and the food is bad.
October 30, 2008 4:15:00 PM PDT

Andy’s Fashion Forum
Thread: Savile Row Bespoke quality in NYC?
CharlesAlexander
February 19th, 2009 09:43
Visit the Lower East side in Manhattan, there are tons of great tailors. It’s the closest thing in New York to Savile Row. If you do a Google map search on tailors or bespoke you’ll see what I mean.

this is fyf
12/15/2010
Is Christopher Street becoming New York’s Savile Row?
It’s a bit of a non-story in New York Magazine’s Wendy Goodman’s Design Hunting section today (I mean, it’s not THAT cute a store?) about the above men’s bespoke suit store (Doyle Mueser Bespoke, 19 Christopher Street, (347) 982-4382) just opened on Christopher Street, but the gentleman on the above right’s pose (Werk a foppish a/k/a queeny pose, Mr. I’m-trying-to-resurrect-Beatles-hair-post-Oasis!!) and the fact I used to live on Christopher when it still somewhat evoked its storied homosexual past led to this rumination…

Business Insider
A Bespoke Tailor Is Dressing Bankers And Lawyers On New York’s Savile Row
Matthew Kassel|Apr. 12, 2012, 5:04 PM
I felt slightly frumpish walking into Michael Andrews Bespoke in my Gap khakis and oversized L.L. Bean corduroy jacket on a recent morning.

Michael Andrews, a former lawyer who owns the elegant studio, had on a pair of chocolate-brown cotton trousers and a tightly fitted blue sports coat over a pink shirt with all-white banker collar and cuffs.

He had off that day and described his dress as “business casual” but said he wears a suit when he works, single-handedly fitting and measuring each of his customers’ suits.

Since 2007, Andrews, 39, has operated this gem of a clothing shop located in NoHo, right off of Great Jones Street, in an area described as New York’s Savile Row.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNeighborhoods • (1) Comments • Thursday, April 12, 2012 • Permalink


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