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The three day presentation of

London Collection: Men A/W 2014

(Monday – Wednesday, 6 – 8 January)

has come to an applause resounding end.

Yet the concept on which it is based:

celebration of stylish and inspiring menswear –

is part of a long and enduring history

of which menswear label E. Tautz participates.

Founded 1867 by Edward Tautz in London’s West End

E.  Tautz  & Sons

has dressed many a style- panache-conscious gentleman .

British premier statesman Winston Churchill

number among its earliest clients.

As a young man (between 1895 – 1897)

a debonair Winston Churchill frequented the shop.

(image from wikipedia.org):

a young Winston Churchill:  3 piece suiting

The American man of fortune

Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Sr  (1874 – 1948) –

who was the inspiration for the play and movie

The Happiest Millionaire

was also an E. Tautz customer.

Known for its interpretative of Savile Row tailoring

with added military / hunting attire influences,

the label (given re-birth as part of Norton & Sons, 2009)

is headed by creative director

Patrick Grant

who remains true to the original design philosophy and aesthetics.

Well crafted

Well proportioned

Simple elegance

Bold accents

Colour nods

E. Tautz a/w 2014

The Collection

(images from http://www.britishfashioncouncil.com):

The runway presentation