Henry Poole & Co. Collaborates with Jaguar to Create a Bespoke Savile Row Suit 

World-renowned Savile Row tailors, Henry Poole & Co, have worked alongside Jaguar TCS Racing to create a special dinner jacket and lightweight suit for its Team Principal, James Barclay. The collaboration demonstrates the coming together of two brands that share a heritage and a passion for excellence.

Meeting an international need

Barclay undertook a design consultation with the London tailors (who are known as the founder of the tuxedo), expressing his need for smart clothing versatile enough to withstand and remain comfortable in international climates. As a regular in all races in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the jet setter regularly travels to and attends high-end events in, Hyderabad, Cape Town, Jakarta and São Paulo. 

Henry Poole & Co x Jaguar

Established in 1806, Henry Poole & Co has a long history of offering the very best in fine British tailoring, while Jaguar has a rich motorsport history that has informed the evolution of its road cars. Jaguar TCS Racing competes in the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship street racing series, the world’s first net carbon zero sport, and tests and develops new electric vehicle technologies in a high-performance environment to support Jaguar’s all-electric future. Following its return to racing in October 2016, the company became the first luxury manufacturer to join the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship street racing series. In season eight, Mitch Evans finished as runner-up in the drivers’ standings – his most successful result in Jaguar TCS Racing’s Formula E campaign. Jaguar TCS Racing’s goal is to ‘Reimagine Racing’ (and the brand as a whole). The team has plans to test, develop, learn and collaborate, sharing insights across JLR which in turn will benefit all future road car development. 

Two exclusive pieces

The Savile Row team began their unique and meticulous tailoring process, using high standards of cutting and tailoring skills, and bringing their distinctive style to create two new and exclusive designs. The first is a dinner jacket crafted from midnight blue Barathea 120s worsted wool and the second is a dark blue midweight suit made from 100s wool and cashmere. 

James Barclay commented on the collab: “It’s been a pleasure to work closely and witness first-hand the skilled team at Henry Poole & Co working on these garments, they are rightly so very proud of their history and they are a key part of why Savile Row is world renowned for bespoke suit making. Jaguar too has a rich and illustrious heritage in motorsport, so I’m proud to represent the coming together of two iconic brands to showcase our passion for attention to detail and craftsmanship both now and as part of our innovative futures.” 

Simon Cundey, Managing Director of Henry Poole & Co, said: “We at Henry Poole & Co. are very proud to work with Jaguar, like ourselves a company of heritage, quality and craftsmanship. The concept of the synergy between luxury, style and performance relates to us both, plus with innovation going forward for the future.” 

Jaguar TCS Racing will compete in the final rounds of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in London on 29 and 30 July 2023. 

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