Castore partners with Savile Row tailor on high-performance suit
Premium sportswear brand Castore has partnered with Savile tailor Richard James to create a high-performance suit that marries the two fashion categories.
Designed for everyday wear, the two-piece suit is crafted to deliver an uncompromising range of movement with ventilation to facilitate city-dwellers who are always on the go, without a wrinkle or drop of sweat in sight.
The Performance Suit combines lightweight and technical materials with the expert cut and fit of bespoke tailoring. Castore’s specialty fabrics was selected to enhance athletes’ performance. The ensemble is not only breathable, but its four-way stretch and specialised cut ensure ease of movement.
Mehm Kali, Chief Creative Officer at Castore, commented: "Our collaboration with Richard James has focused on reworking ‘the suit’ through the lens of performance. Technical properties such as water repellence, enhanced breathability and natural stretch combined with a lightweight construction to create a truly forward-looking iteration of the classic suit."
The single lapel jacket emulates a classic look with bespoke detailing to set this suit apart from any other performance suit available on the market. Tailoring shears used on ‘The Row’ have been substituted for laser cutting technology.
Sean Dixon, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Richard James, added: "A good suit should be as practical as it is stylish and comfortable to wear, and our collaboration with Castore meets each of those qualities with ease. We have combined Savile Row craftsmanship with technological innovation to produce something that is light, durable, easy-wearing and, not least, elegant. In short, this is a suit for today."
The suit jacket is available for £325 and the suit trousers retail for £225. Both pieces are available via Castore.com and richard-james.com, as well as Richard James stores on Savile Row, London and Park Avenue, New York.