Well-dressed chaps and chapettes protest Savile Row invasion by Abercrombie and Fitch

Readers of England's The Chap magazine staged an incredibly well-dressed protest outside Number 3 Savile Row, the former Apple Records headquarters, which is to become an Abercrombie and Fitch. Chaps of all description dressed in very nice suits and stood around bearing signs and banners with slogans like "give three piece a chance." The Chief Inspector of Savile Row Constabulary remarked "In all honesty, this is the best dressed demonstration I have ever seen."

The Siege of Savile Row

(Image: downsized, cropped thumbnail from The Chap Protest - Savile Row - Abercrombie & Fitch, by Stephanie Wolff)


  1. Fitch is lucky the chaps did not don their fighting trousers.  Nonetheless, the three-pieceniks put on a bloody good show.  Good sport, what?

  2. Fings ain’t wot they used to be. Some Savile Row firms outsource some of their work these days. But keep it quiet. Hush, hush, don’t ya know?

  3. As a commenter on The Chap site said, a fine example of Savile Disobedience. A&F should not be on the Row.

  4. Kinda disappointed…was expecting Antinous to show up in this thread musing on a “Row featuring suits wearing chaps.”

    1. I was wondering if the publishers of The Chap also publish a magazine called The Chav.

  5. If A&F were clever they could open a high-end safari/fishing/outdoorsman outfitter’s shop on Saville Row, as a reincarnation of their original stores. That’d be the right place to look for customers for that kind of thing.

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