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Shop Name: 
Henry Poole & Co.
Address: 
15 Savile Row ,W1S 3PJ
Category: 
Fashion
Dimension: 
H 12 x W 6.5 x L3.8 cm
Material: 
Fine Bone China
£1 800.00
SOLD

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No. 50Savile Row today and to the shop that has been in the same family for 5 generations, originally specialising in military uniforms including The Battle of Waterloo, made suits for Winston Churchill who bought his first suit from them over 100 years ago but also invented the Tuxedo.In 1860, Henry Poole made a short evening or smoking jacket for the Prince of Wales to wear at informal dinner parties at Sandringham. In 1886, a Mr. James Potter of Tuxedo Park, New York visited London and subsequently was invited by the Prince to spend a weekend at Sandringham House. He was also advised that he could have a smoking jacket made by the Prince’s tailors, Henry Poole & Co.When the Potters returned to New York, Mr. Potter proudly wore his new smoking jacket at the Tuxedo Club and fellow members soon started having copies made for themselves which they adopted as their informal uniform for club “stag” dinners. As a result, the dinner jacket became known as a Tuxedo or Tux in America.

Delivery is FREE within the UK, £55 per artwork to Europe and £75 per artwork for overseas orders. If you purchase any other items from the V&A Shop website, separate delivery charges will apply and your order will be delivered in separate shipments.

The display is now closed. However, a selection of shop fronts is still available to purchase. Each piece is being carefully de-installed and prepared for despatch. Delivery will commence on 20 November so please allow up to 7 days for your order to arrive. Pre-orders placed during the course of the display will be prioritised for despatch.

If you wish to purchase more than one artwork for delivery outside of the UK, please contact our Customer Services team on 020 7942 2696 or email customerservice@vandashop.com for a quote or to discuss delivery options. There may be local duty and/or taxes payable on goods delivered outside the UK. The V&A Shop is not responsible for paying these charges.

To return your chosen artwork, simply send it back to us within 28 days of receipt of the order in the same condition it arrived and you will be fully refunded. The cost of returning the item will be your responsibility.

V&A Shop terms & conditions apply. For more information visit Vandashop.com or contact our customer service team at customerservice@vandashop.com