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Les Smokings - Hayward: Streaming Live from Monday 18 July 2011!

The latest addition to our Les Smokings series commences this Monday 18 July 2011 as Ritchie Charlton of storied tailor Hayward joins us at our Bruton Place LiveStudio for a three-day residency, sure to be a masterclass in one of the oldest and most refined arts in fashion as well as an insight into the working practice of one of the craft's true originals. Using the intricate and entirely hand-worked methods of bespoke gentleman's tailoring - slip-stitching, basting and miles of pad-stitching across horsehair interfacing, alongside much steam and even more blood, sweat and tears - Charlton will be creating his own quintessentially English interpretation of the tuxedo jacket, at the same time giving a fascinating insight into the age-old methods that form the backbone not only of the tailoring trade, but of the entire British fashion industry. Stepping off a hectic festival circuit and in as fit model will be none other than Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie, the latest Hawyard-wearer in a list that includes icons of modern masculinity from Michael Caine to Steve McQueen.

Our live stream begins at 11:00 BST on Monday 18 July 2011 - tune in then!

1 comment

  1. CarrieScott
    17:33 14 Jul 2011
    Literally over-excited to see, actually, how a pattern evolves from an outline into a finely tailored suit.