Vintage Gieves & Hawkes Silk & Cashmere Blend Fringed Scarf Savile Row London
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This is a vintage mens scarf made by Gieves & Hawkes of No.1 Savile Row, London. The silk is printed with a geometric pattern in green, yellow and red on a blue background. The back of the scarf is made in a 70% cashmere and 30% wool blend in a striking maroon colour. The scarf has hand knotted navy blue silk fringe at either end.
Label: Gieves & Hawkes No.1 Savile Row, London. For more history on Gieves & Hawkes, read further below.
Material front label: All Silk Dry Clean Only Made in England
Material back label" 70% Cashmere 30% Wool Made in Scotland
Size: 11 1/2” wide by 54” long, exclusive of its 3" fringe, 60" long including the fringe
Condition: It is in excellent condition, very clean with no wear, tear, staining or odour. This looks to have seen little use and has been well cared for.
This is an exceptional quality scarf offered by a venerable London tailor, here is more info on Gieves & Hawkes:
Gieves has a long history dating back to a partnership formed in 1852 - it was formed into a limited company in 1887 when James Watson Gieve bought out his partner. They were primarily a military and naval supplier, but evolved into a bespoke tailor for gentlemen. Gieves was located at 27 Bond St. London, so technically they were not a Savile Row tailor, although they were located within 2 blocks of Savile Row. In 1974, they acquired Hawkes & Co., which was located at No 1 Savile Row, so then officially became a Savile Row tailor. Hawkes has an even longer history, originally founded in 1771 by Thomas Hawkes. It became a military tailor in 1860 and was the first bespoke tailor on Savile Row to offer ready to wear suits, during the 1920s