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Lord Mayor’s Show

On Saturday 12th November six students from Wallingford School participated in the world famous Lord Mayor’s Show, with their bespoke clothing as well as the Merchant Taylors’ official float being sponsored by us here at 10 Savile Row.

Stellar Design

And they certainly stood out in their eye catching outfits, which were designed by our very own Jon Pickering. This outfit won Jon the accolade of 'Rising Star' at the Golden Shears competition and consisted of a double-breasted coat with oversized lapels and patch pockets, worn with wide leg trousers with turn-ups, underneath a billowy cloak with an exaggerated velvet collar.

All the outfits were created from the same bold red and black, long pile check cloth kindly provided by Holland & Sherry.

Jon commented: ‘I’m proud of the fact that the same outfit that I designed for last year’s Golden Shears competition has now been replicated and worn by students from Wallingford School during this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show. 

Being able to show the Wallingford students how we make our bespoke clothes in the workshop at 10 Savile Row has been inspiring and rewarding, hopefully for them too!

Then watching with my family as all six outfits, complete with capes, walked in the Lord Mayor’s Show parade; what a personal highlight for me in my career so far and also for Dege & Skinner who sponsored the float in support of the Lord Mayor of the City of London.’

To watch a re-run of the Lord Mayor’s Show, with our outfits being seen 19 minutes into the parade, simply click here.

Once described by eminent style writer and author Eric Musgrave as “the Oscars of the tailoring world”, the bi-annual Golden Shears celebrates the next generation of tailors in the UK and is open to entries from the very best fashion students and apprentice tailors from around the country.

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