Chester Barrie is a quintessentially British brand. Based on London’s Savile Row, home of many great tailoring names, Chester Barrie was founded in London in 1935 by Simon Ackerman, an Englishman who had emigrated to the States.
He came back to create an English look for the American market and in the process built a brand that is highly regarded the world over. Indeed, Ackerman was a pioneer on Savile Row, creating ready-to-wear tailoring with the look and feel of the best of bespoke. The name itself came from Ackerman’s desire to have an English sounding moniker; Chester was derived from the Roman city of the same name, near where he had established his factory, while Barrie came from JM Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, whose name, Ackerman thought, sounded particularly English.
Chester Barrie opened its first store on Savile Row in 1937 and the business has maintained a presence there ever since. Today, the shop at number 19 acts as a flagship for the brand, showing the clothes and
It was nice for ICANDRESS2 to have the pleasure of seeing one his presentations. It was a very classy presentation, but why would it be anything other. We ate the fanciest Hors d’Oeuvres and drank champagne all while having great convo and seeing some of the most dapper men’s clothing. The designer is such a sweet humble man who I thank God for because I dropped my phone (Raquel) and he returned to me. Imagine how this trip would have went if I lost my phone. Especially since the room was packed with people who couldn’t wait to catch the first glimpse of this wonderful collection. Dejon looked great in this picture with the designer as they discussed his collection. This presentation showcased everything from shawl lapel tuxedos, pin stripped suits, window pane double breasted suits to trench coats. They had it all and they were all accessorized perfectly. Kudos to the Chester Barrie Collection. I can’t wait to see what comes next.