Ozwald Boateng: The King of Savile Row

"Ozwald Boateng has been awarded with an OBE and a client list which includes names like Barack Obama, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Robbie Williams, Daniel Day Lewis and Jamie Foxx. He’s the most talked about couturier on Savile Row. At 6ft 4in and as lean as a race horse, he is a walking advertisement for his clothes."

Cindy-Lou Dale

For heads of states, celebrities and media moguls, Ozwald Boateng is the beginning and the end when it comes for them to remain fashionable, while they stay relevant in the public eye. No surprise there. Ozwald is so brilliant at combining Savile Row style with very trendy colored cloths, some of them silk and wool combinations.
That is why he's also well known as "the peacock of Savile Row". The exuberant fabric colors he uses in his ready-to-wear collections and bespoke suits are exquisite! Savile Row is a world famous shopping street in Mayfair, London. In fact, 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. In the past, public figures who frequented this "très chic" street include Cary Grant, Winston Churchill, and Napoleon III. This post is the launch of my Gentleman's Corner Series and I wouldn't dream of starting with no one other than the King of Savile Row himself. Now if only he would design a suit or two for yours truly - gratis. Hah!

Interesting Fact: Did you know that Savile Row was named after a woman? The subject in question was Lady Dorothy Savile, wife of the 3rd Earl of Burlington.

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