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Concours Savile Row Starts Today

Unremarkable cars – please obey the diversion signs...

MATTHEW HOWELL

Charlie Watts certainly knew about the link between classic bespoke tailoring and exotic motoring: the late Stones sticksman used to have Savile Row suits made to reflect the age and character of each vintage car in his sizeable collection (despite not owning a driving licence).

Meanwhile, driving suits and coats have long been a Savile Row staple, the Goodwood Revival is replete each year with apparel made on tailoring’s most famous street, and The Row’s resident artisans have even cut cloth for vintage car interiors.

So there’s plenty of synergy at play when, today and tomorrow from 10am-8pm, The Row will be closed off to everyday vehicles, and instead lined with 30 world-class rare cars, ranging from pre-war thoroughbreds to contemporary electric hypercars. Pininfarina’s Testarossa Spider, Italian industrialist Gianni Agnelli’s first and most recent Ferraris, the Kingsman movie Jaguar E-type and the new Maserati MC20 are just a few of the exotic pieces on the bill.

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Tailors, shoemakers and art galleries will be open late to visitors, in a two-day event produced by Hothouse Media in collaboration with The Pollen Estate. Key figures from the worlds of tailoring and automotive design will take to the stage, and the fruits of partnerships including Dege & Skinner and Morgan Motor Company, J.P. Hackett and Aston Martin, Holland & Sherry and Bizzarrini and Huntsman and Bentley will all be on display.

Geoff Love, the Managing Director and Co-founder of Hothouse Media, refers to the event as “not only a celebration of stunning cars and garments but also the craftsmanship and skill of bespoke manufacturing and tailoring”.

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The images above and below are from last year’s event – watch this space for shots of this year’s event…

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