Size 46

2016
Henry Poole & Co, Turnbull & Asser and Lock & Co Hatters woven labels, 88 x 72 cm.

The opportunity to assemble a portrait of Sir Winston Churchill has been made possible through collaboration with his preferred outfitters. Churchill was certainly a man of style, choosing Henry Poole & Co, the most famous Savile Row tailor to measure, cut, fit and sew his bespoke three-piece suits.

Turnbull & Asser were also favoured by Churchill, pattern cutting and crafting his shirts and spot silk bow ties. Later referring to Churchill simply as size 46 and designing his famous ‘siren suit’.

Our vision of Churchill today would certainly not be complete without the addition of a Homburg hat, first ordered by Churchill from Lock & Co Hatters at No. 6 St. James’s Street, London in 1911. Now the oldest hat shop in the world.

Henry Poole & Co, Turnbull & Asser and Lock & Co Hatters are proud to have been of service to Churchill and are delighted to supply their bespoke labels for inclusion in his portrait. The result is a contemporary image of Britain’s greatest war leader, portrayed through dress and reflecting on quality couture craftsmanship.

EXHIBITION 2016 from september 12th
Savile Row & St James 2016 installations.
Winston Churchill portrait tours to bespoke collaborators to coincide with the issue of #thenewfiver pound note featuring Churchill:-

September 12th - Lock & Co Hatters, No. 6 St James's Street, London. SW1A 1EF (window installation)
October - Henry Poole & Co, 15 Savile Row, London. W1S 3PJ (window installation)
November - Turnbull & Asser, 71-72 Jermyn Street, London. SW1Y 6PF (displayed in store next to Churchill's famous green siren suit)

Limited edition giclee print available contact joy@joypitts.co.uk

Work in progress...