The professional life of one of Savile Row’s (most distinguished tailoring houses on London’s famous Savile Row) best known characters has been captured in a new book called ‘The Savile Row Cutter’ published by our friend Hormazd Narielwalla . Now Chairman of Dege & Skinner and a Master Cutter, Michael Skinner’s career started in 1952 when he joined the family firm as an 18 year old and he has since trained a great number of the bespoke tailors currently plying their trade on the Row. The book provides a fascinating insight into the life and work of a Master Tailor who has been at the forefront of bespoke tailoring for more than 50 year and features anecdotes and photographs collected during the firm’s long and illustrious history. The book also features a reprint of the double portrait of Prince William and Prince Harry by Nicky Philipps, which was unveiled last year and currently hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in London. In that portrait both Princes are wearing the No.1 Dress Uniform of the Household Cavalry (Blues & Royals), created for them by Dege & Skinner.
‘The Savile Row Cutter’ is published in August by Bene Factum Publishing, an independent British non-fiction publisher and is available to buy from bene-factum.co.uk, Amazon and a number of other outlets for the cover price of £25.00.