Near the end of several enjoyable months spent viewing thirty-some episodes of the BBC television series The House of Eliott, about a London couture house in the 1920's, I was sent publicity materials for Stowers Bespoke. Stowers is a Savile Row tailor presenting couture for ladies.
Now, the English tailors of my acquaintance will all make clothing for ladies. Unfortunately, most of that looks disappointingly (at least for those of us who like our women to look like females) like their clothing for men. The Stowers pieces do not suffer that disadvantage.
The highlight of the collection in my opinion is the bespoke two piece grey houndstooth skirt suit in the photo that reminds me of the on camera daywear of the Eliott sisters - high praise indeed. And at £3,000 (about $4,250 ex VAT) it is pricey but hardly exorbitant compared to the cost of, say, Valentino ready to wear at the neighborhood department store. Especially considering that it is the kind of thing that should be wearable for decades.
Photo: Stowers Bespoke