James Sherwood is the author of five Thames & Hudson titles: Savile Row: The Master Tailors of British Bespoke (2010), Fashion at Royal Ascot: Three Centuries of Thoroughbred Style (2011), The Perfect Gentleman: Timeless Elegance in London (2012), James Sherwood’s Discriminating Guide to London (2016) and Jewelry for Gentlemen (2018).
The connection with Savile Row began in 2006 when he was asked to curate the first exhibition bringing all of the Row tailoring houses together entitled The London Cut which opened at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence and toured to the British Ambassadors’ Residences in Tokyo and Paris. He was invited to curate an archive at No 1 Savile Row for Gieves & Hawkes and for the past decade has been curator of Savile Row founding father Henry Poole’s archive. His next book (2019) is Henry Poole & Co: The First Tailor of Savile Row. For eight years, James was the BBC’s fashion critic at Royal Ascot and he has subsequently commented on royal and sartorial history for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and UKTV. He has co-edited and written the Louis Vuitton Guides to London for a decade including the 2018 edition.