DOMINIC SEBAG MONTEFIORE #008

Key Players are important people in a particular area of activity who shape and define the future of it. As such Edward Sexton is definitely the key player for tailoring in Savile Row. We don’t know the famous street how would look like today if it wasn’t for the Nutters who brought and defined a new tailoring wave there on the late sixties and early seventies.

Edward Sexton has become celebrities most wanted tailor and icons like Naomi Campell, Mick and Bianca Jagger, Anni Lennox, Yoko ono,  the Beatles and many more have enriched their wardrobes with some of his most iconic pieces like the total white John Lennon’s look for the Beatles on the Abbey Road Cover in 1969.

It seems that the famous tailoring street starts to regain its glory with the coveted Edward Sexton’s come back in Savile row ( at number 36) fifty-one years after co-founding Nutters and the late seventies revolutionary British tailor is ready to create a new heritage for the next generations.

*photography by Hannah Miles

My guest this week is Edward Sexton’s creative director, Dominic Sebag-Montefiore. Dominic and I discussed the role of the gentleman today, what are the essentials for a timeless wardrobe, how he gained Edward sexton’s trust, what’s the importance of fine clothing today, the future of tailoring and how the difficult times we’ve been going through can make us better human beings.

Dominic describes how Edward Sexton clothing is timeless and relevant to today’s celebrities like Mark Ronson, Harry Styles and more, who want to feel the magic of an ES suit while they perform or interact with their audience.

At the Savile Row Sexton’s pop up shop, you can find some of the most iconic pictures of the legendary suits but also the ready to wear collection, and fine accessories to complete your style.

Now let’s see if this temporary yet move, could possibly lead to a permanent spot for the well known British brand to remain in our favourite tailoring street.

*Dominic was a great host as he offered me a fine whiskey while we were chatting and I would recommend you to try it while you listening to this podcast.

The Kilkerran 12-Year-Old single malt Scotch whisky is lightly peated and non-chill filtered and has been matured in a combination of 70% bourbon casks and 30% Sherry casks.

*pictures by Alex Natt

Music and editing was by grey studios Athens. Don’t forget to listen to Andro-Nikki’s radio for bespoke and sophisticated music 24 hours per day on andronikki.com. For updates, you can also follow me on my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter account under the name- Andronikki Ximeri and send me your feedback.

Also for those who love reading Dominic suggests a book that will help you hold of your optimism.” How to stay sane in an age of division” by novelist Elif Shafak who according to my guest she unfolds her poetic memoir about living in the world that we do with pragmatism magic sensitivity.

 

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