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John Kent - Trillion Dollar Tailor: How To Dress Like Dan Peña & Achieve Success

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How To Make a Good First Impression

The first impression you make on anyone is based on what you’re wearing. That’s why this week I brought in the world-renown Savile Row tailor, John Kent, to talk about what you should be wearing.

John has dressed everyone. From members of the Royal family like the Queen of England and the Duke of Edinburgh, to Bing Crosby.

He’s made hundreds of suits for Dan Peña, and he has amazing stories of dressing the Royals, and Sean Connery.

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Savile Row Suits

In this episode, John walks us through what makes a Savile Row suit, why dressing well is still so important and how you can dress well on a small budget.

It was lovely sitting down with him and this is a must-watch for anyone interested in looking your best.

I hope you enjoy this incredible episode with John Kent.

Join us as we discuss:

  • What it’s like to dress the Royal Family and his Royal Warrant
  • Dan Peña’s suits, Burt Lancaster, and Kent & Haste
  • Charles II of England and the history of Savile Row
  • Fashion in California, ticket pockets, and bone buttons
  • Three-piece suits, morning suits, and boutonnieres
  • James Bond, John Hurt, and Bing Crosby
  • Sports Coats, Marbella, and Alexander McQueen


00:00 | Trailer.
02:39 | Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
03:57 | Brian’s introduction.
05:11 | Why have a tailored suit.
06:56 | What it means to be British in fashion terms.
08:32 | What distinguishes a Savile Row suit from an Italian made suit.
09:53 | Why men wear suits.
11:45 | The history of Savile Row, London.
13:05 | How Kent & Haste received a Royal Warrant.
15:42 | How to serve Royalty in a business context.
19:42 | The importance of first impressions and looking the part.
20:50 | When Dan Pena first ordered suits from John.
27:46 | Today’s fashion for dressing down seems almost like a race to the bottom,
31:00 | Demonstration of what makes a Savile Row suit.
57:03 | What to look for when buying a suit off the peg.
1:00:53 | What it is like to make suits for his famous clients.
1:12:49 | Remembering Alexander McQueen.
1:14:21 | Why John prefers to make suits for men rather than women.
1:15:41 | A Savile Row suit is a long-term investment and relationship with the tailor.
1:24:53 | Success secrets.
1:25:38 | Brian’s summing up.


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