This timeline helps to compare and track the history of the two Savile Row bespoke tailors.
Created by JordanThomasClark on 15/03/2011
Last updated: 06/04/11 at 10:54
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This all red suit is a prime example of Ozwald Boateng's clothing style.
This checkered suit is a classic Henry Poole design.
A traditional smoking jacket by Henry Poole & Co.
This purple checkered suit is a design that people have come to expect from Ozwald Boateng.
Henry Poole & Co Style of Cut:- Traditional, royal, grand, formal. Famous/Infamous Customers:- Emperor Napoleon III, King Edward VII, King George V, King George VI, H.M Queen Elizabeth, Chrales Dickens, Winston Churchill. Ozwald Boateng Style of Cut:- Structured, sharp, dandy, slim fitting, elegant, stylish, body enhancing, luxurious yet still in keeping with British traditions. Famous/Infamous Customers:- Will Smith, Daniel Day Lewis, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Usher, Jamie Foxx, Wesley Snipes, Lennox Lewis, Westlife, Lenny Kravitz, Mick Jagger, Jude Law, Pierce Brosnan, Samuel L Jackson, Richard Branson and Patrick Viera.
Ozwald Boateng screens 'House of Boateng', a documentary series commissioned and directed by Hollywood legend Robert Redford for American television. Busses and billboards within Los Angeles displayed Ozwald Boateng wearing a tangerine coloured suit. Along with the image there was also a quote, "This Brit has designs on America.", which made a huge impact.
In 2006 Ozwald Boateng travelled to Buckhingham Palace where H.M The Queen Presented him with an O.B.E, in recognition of his services to bespoke tailoring
Ozwald Boateng releases his after-shave 'Parfum Bespoke'.
Henry Poole Bicentenary.(200th Anniversary)
Ozwald Boateng Begins plans to open more stores in London, Moscow and Dubai.
Henry Poole & Co celebrate forty years of business in Japan.
1990-2000 was a hugely successful period for Ozwald Boateng which well and truly cemented his place on Savile Row. During this period of establishment Boateng built his reputation by tailoring film stars, footballers, heads of states, bankers and even the odd gangster.
Henry Poole & Co win the 'U.K Fashion Export Award' in 1996.
After the huge success of the Paris fashion show Boateng is able to move into the very top end of Savile Row, on the corner of Vigo Street.
After securing his place on Savile Row Ozwald Boateng sets himself the highly ambitious target of saving Savile Row's tradition and future during particularly hard times.
Ozwald Boateng manages to sustain years of consistent success createing, selling and promoting his clothing. During this hugely sucessfull period Boateng gained huge order's after ruling the catwalk at a Paris fashion show.
Ozwald Boateng steals the show at a Paris fashion show, successfully promoting his creations to the rest of Europe.
Boateng and a friend create clothing for a fashion show. He receives an order from a Covent Garden retailer, which enables him to move into a Portobello Road studio.
Ozwald Boateng begins to create clothing using his mother's sewing machine. He sells his creations to fellow students. Boateng also switches from studying computing and instead begins a course in fashion, which he graduates from with a degree.
Boateng's style of clothing is glamourous and luxuryous but also in keeping with the traditional British style of Savile Row.
Ozwald Boateng studies computing at Southgate College, London. Boateng meet his first girlfriend who introduces him to cutting and designing clothing.
Henry Poole & Co move back into Savile Row. This time at number 15 in 1982.
Sam Cundey dies in 1981.
Hugh Howard dies in 1980.
In 1968 Simon Cundey, son of Angus Cundy was born. Today in 2011 he is director of sales at Henry Poole & Co.
Ozwald Boateng is born on 22nd February 1967 in Muswell Hill, North London, England.
Henry Poole & Co were evicted from number 37-39 Savile Row and the building was flattened in order to make more room for car-parking. Henry Poole and Co were forced to set up shop at 10-12 Cork Street, London against their own will, where they stayed for a further 21 years.
1952 marks the year of the queens coronation. H.M The Queen awards Henry Poole and Co with a Royal Livery Warrant. This means that Henry Poole & Co have earned the right to construct garments for such royal servers as the Mews and the Coachmen.
Henry Poole and Co's bespoke tailors cross the Atlantic in order to sell their merchandise for the very first time.
General Charles de Gaulle (Precedent of France 1959-1969) has garments constructed for the first time in 1940.
Angus Howard Cundey was born June 7th 1937. Today in 2011 Angus Cundey is the director of Henry Poole and Co.
Howard Cundey dies in 1927.
In March 1921 Henry Poole designed garments fo the Japanese Emperor Hirohito.
Hugh Howard Cundey is born in 1907.
Samuel Henry Howard Cundey (Sam Cundey) is born.
Winston Churchill becomes a customer of Henry Poole & Co.
Henry Poole & Co design a dinner jacket for James Potter of Tuxedo Park, New York. The dinner jacket became and instant hit among fellow Tuxedo Park Club members in New York. Their and then the tuxedo as we know it today was born.
Henry Poole dies 4th May 1876.
After the death of Henry Poole on May 4th 1876 Samuel Cundey takes charge of Henry Poole & Co.
H.M Queen Victoria awards Henry Poole and Co with a Royal Warrant.
1865 saw Charles Dickens order his first suit from Henry Poole & Co.
Henry Poole & Co become royal tailors to the Prince of Wales (later crowned King Edward VII.)
The French Empereror Napoleon III becomes a customer of Henry Poole and Co for the first time.
James Poole dies September 21st 1846.
Henry Poole takes charge of the family business after the death of his father James Poole on 21st September 1846. Henry Poole & Co is born. Upon entering the company Henry Poole starts to trade at number 36-39 Savile Row, making the bespoke tailoring company the first to establish their position on Savile Row.
James Poole opens a new showroom at number 4 and 5 Old Burlington Street. The premisses had a rear staff entrance on Savile Row. The Regent Street showroom was a sublet.
Samuel Cundey was born to Joseph and Emma Cundey on August 27 1823. Joseph Cundey was the first cousin to Henry Poole.
James Poole opens a new showroom at number 171 Regent Streer, London.
Henry Poole was born on November 8th 1814 in Everett Street, London.
In 1806 James Poole open's his first tailoring shop at number 6, Everett Strett, Russel Square, London.