02/03/2011 06:54 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Inside London's Savile Row (VIDEO)

City travel and shopping go together like frick and frack. But in today's era of personalization and customization, there's nothing like tailor-made clothing. I've had garments constructed and altered in Amsterdam, New York and of course Hong Kong and been pleased with my unique take-backs to the States. Beyond the usual HK or Milan tailor trek, every true gent knows that getting suited up in London's Savile Row is the ultimate.

Not too long ago, Rizzoli released a beautiful book called Bespoke: The Men's Style of Savile Row by James Sherwood, and I had the chance to read it and learn about the pop culture, history and inner workings of Savile Row, and its vicinity (Bond Street, Cork Street, and so on) -- in advance of my upcoming trip to London. Check out my short video (below) on Bespoke and Savile Row.