A row has developed or a Row has developed. I’m not quite sure which. What I do know is that the impeccably dressed folk down at Savile Row have been protesting against the application by Abercrombie and Fitch to open a new kids store on the iconic street. The argument is that Savile Row serves a very specific purpose and that A&F… Well… doesn’t! It is after all a high street store disguised as a nightclub with incredibly sexy (and yet somehow slightly alien and asexual) naked boys stood on the door catching colds. Inside the shelves are piled high with overpriced hoodies that you can just about see as you stumble over teenagers in the dark. Turnbull and Asser this ain’t.
Now don’t get us wrong. This isn’t bandwagon jumping. You are much more likely to catch me in a pair of A&F cargo shorts (the pockets are great for carrying dolls) than a three piece suit (the pockets are rubbish for carrying dolls), but I love the idea that London has a very specific street for tailoring, something it does do well. A&F could open anywhere (and transform a neighbourhood in a positive way) so why try and invade the Row?
We’re dressing up and joining the protesters and you know we love to smarten up on a Monday…
What do you think of the suit? Pretty chic. And how about these new shoes?