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last updated on 15 September 2017

Hardy Amies is a modern British heritage brand, offering contemporary and versatile formalwear staples.

Founder, Sir Hardy Amies’ book the ABC of Mens Fashion was first published in 1964 as a definitive guide to a man’s dress code and is still in print today. Hardy Amies remain an authority on contemporary styling for the modern man.

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History of Hardy Amies

1940’s Hardy Amies served in the British Intelligence and later with the Special Operations Executive during WWII and had his British Army uniform tailored on Savile Row.

1909 – 2003 Sir Hardy Amies was an English Fashion Designer, best known as couturier to the Royal Family.

1945 Hardy Amies moved into 14 Savile Row and pioneered the idea of the democratization of menswear, taking Savile Row beyond Mayfair.

1962 Sir Hardy unveiled the first men’s ready-to-wear catwalk show at the Savoy Hotel, London.

1964 Amies published the book ABC of Men’s Fashion, serialised at the time by Esquire, and still in print today – it is the definitive guide to a man’s dress code.

1966 Hardy Amies designed the suits for the England winning team during the football World Cup.

1967 Hardy Amies was commissioned by director Stanley Kubrick to design costumes for 2001: A Space Odyssey.

1996 Hardy Amies received a knighthood from the Queen.


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