We recently learnt of the death of one of the great tailors of Savile Row, Edward Sexton.
We have had a look back on his life to see why he made such an impact on British tailoring
There are few men that can compare to Edward sextons influential and iconic mark he has left on men’s fashion. He was a trailblazing Savile Row tailor who redefined menswear through innovative design and incredible craftsmanship as well as his unique style and his view on the contemporary gentleman.
Born with a un matched love of fashion Sexton began his journey as an apprentice with the legendary Tommy Nutter, the two of them together created daring and unconventional designs and pushed men’s style into bigger and better things.
As well as dressing many great gentlemen over his life Sexton’s own style was also something to be marvelled at, he was famous for his artistic flair and non-conformist approach.
With wide lapels and a distinct nipped waist with exudes confidence and elegance, he also loved bold patterns and unconventional colours which set him apart from the crowd.
Even though he loved a bit of flair in his own style Sexton was exceptionally good at his ability to seamlessly blend classic technique with contemporary elements such as sharp defined shoulders and the balance between the structure of the coat with the fluidity of the cloth.
We would say that every piece Edward Sexton worked on is a piece of art.
Over his many years on the Row Sexton created a loyal client base including Mick Jagger, and Cary Grant. His allure travelled far and wide and was a very sought-after man to be dressed by.
Despite how much Savile Row and British tailoring has changed over the year Edward Sexton’s influence has very firmly remained undiminished. His dedication to quality and innovation has allowed his name to withstand the test of time and he will be forever remembered as an icon and pillar of British Tailoring and Savile Row itself.
He will be forever be thought upon and missed among the tailoring community
RIP This Icon tailoring great -Edward Sexton