See How We Make Our Shirts & WIN with Grosvenor

See How We Make Our Shirts & WIN with Grosvenor

Last week we celebrated British shirt making LIVE on Jermyn Street.

For 2 days only, skilled cutters direct from Grosvenor’s factory took over our window.

The crowds gathered to witness British shirts being expertly created and many took the opportunity to purchase a freshly cut shirt.

See highlights from the event in a short video created by Drapers Record below.

If you would like to WIN your own Signature Shirt from Grosvenor simply like this post or share tosig1

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The winner will be announced on Monday 1st December 2014.

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See How We Make Our Shirts

See How We Make Our Shirts

Celebrate British shirt making live on Jermyn Street.

Exclusively on 7th & 8th November from 10am.

At Grosvenor we are proud to design & make all our shirts in the UK and unlike many others, we can honestly say that we are one of the last true British shirt makers.

For 2 days only we will be celebrating skilled craftsmanship live in our store window. This very special one-off event is open to everyone and promises to showcase the making of our bestselling signature shirts. Skilled cutters will be hand cutting and giving you the chance to watch or even buy your own freshly cut British shirt.

This not to be missed event takes place on Friday 7th November & Saturday 8th November 2014 from 10am.

We hope to see you there.

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Anything but Square

Anything but Square

Whatever the season we at Grosvenor do not need a reason to wear a Pocket Square.

For centuries they have served us well and allowed gentlemen the world over to add a touch of glamour and individualism to their look.

Here we celebrate the rise of the humble pocket square to a modern man’s wardrobe staple. From its fundamental invention to wipe sweat from your brow or blow your nose, to its first appearances in the pockets of distinguished gentlemen. We salute you.

Here we present our new silk paisley additions for Autumn – Winter 2014.

These three styles are from a wider selection available at our Jermyn Street store now.

New AW14 silk pocket squarePick a Pocket Square – Our love affair with this accessory shows no signs of wilting.

During the golden age of Hollywood the male movie stars had their own ways of styling a square. Clark Gable liked a one point triangle fold, while Fred Astaire sported a more flamboyant and showy fold.

Here are some of our favourites.

Flat

Flat Fold

Puff

Puff Fold

One point

One Point Fold

Q & A with Grosvenor’s Design Director, Juan Credidio

Juan Credidio

What shirt from AW14 do you feel is the most versatile?

The Signature collection is by far the most versatile, with the subtle details inside the collar, under the cuffs and under the front placket, these can be worn formal with a tie as well as casual with some interest.

If you had to pick 3 accessories from AW14, what would they be and why?

I really love the new tie range for Autumn, we work with Vanners (silk weavers) in Sudbury England, and in particular the paisley is my favorite.

The new pocket squares are really great, we have 6 monotone shades that have just arrived and will be in store next week.

I know is still very warm, but I am really excited about the new scarves for this autumn, we have lightweight options and cashmere from Scotland.

How far ahead do you work on seasons and how do you start to work on a new collection?

I work one year in advance, the majority of our cloth is exclusive to us and woven in the 2-fold 100’s Royal Twill, I start designing the cloth 12 months ahead. We have a wholesale collection, so the range needs to be ready to show 6 months before delivery. The same would apply to all of the accessories, ties, silk hanks, belts etc. I am currently working on AW 15.

What is your favorite look from Grosvenor AW14?

My favorite look would be the full outfit; we have just added chinos and blazers to the collection. The chinos are made in lightweight 100% cotton that has a great luxurious finish on the cloth, the blazer is a wonderful shade of navy and made in Super 110’s fine wool. Teaming the chino and blazer with a great casual shirt and adding a pocket square makes a great look.

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What inspires you creatively?

I have always been interested in fashion, even from a young age, in Panama I had the nick name “Fashion” because I always spend so much time and money on the way I dressed. I have a great interest, not only in the fashion industry but I also love interior design and visual merchandising. I can get inspiration in many ways, it can come from visiting cities and observing the way people dress.

Who are your style icons?

I do not have a style icon in particular; I like to take influence from many areas. Coming from Central America, I am not afraid to inject some colour into the collection, but this is always combined with classic styles and shapes.

Grosvenor - 18/19 Jermyn St . London W1 pix and copyright Nick Cunard nickcunard.co.uk

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Behind the Camera

Behind the Camera

It might be Summer outside but we are getting ready to bring you our new collection for Autumn – Winter 2014

Last week we shot some stand out pieces on location in London. We were very fortunate to be given access to the Victoria marvel that is The Bishopsgate Institute. This Grade II listed building is in the heart of the City of London and has recently been restored to it’s former glory.

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Our small team and the faces for the new season spent the day in this amazing venue. With beautiful oak doorways, painted paneling and many historical marble busts, we were not short of backdrops for our shirts.

Here are some behind the camera images from the day, along with a sneak preview of some new styles.

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