London's traditional suit makers on Saville Row have a new tool for the trade. Samsung and luxury men's brand Spencer Hart have teamed up to put the tablet-cum-smartphone Galaxy Note into the hands of their designers.
Nick Hart founded Spencer Hart on Savile Row in 2002 and has crafted suits for some of Britain’s best known actors and musicians, including Robbie Williams, Dermot O’Leary and James Cordon.
Spencer Hart has revealed the device will be used in the exclusive ‘Vault’ – a secret basement area of the new Spencer Hart flagship store in Brook Street Mayfair where, by appointment only, clients can enjoy the utmost luxury.
Nick Hart commented: “In our world we spend time with our clients to make sure everything is perfect and there’s a huge amount of detail we need to record to create clothing that’s tailor-made to them. When you work with high profile people things need to be done quickly and you’ve got to be flexible – using this new technology will make us more efficient as a business and allow more time for creativity."
Samsung has been keen to push the versatility of the inbetweener device that was launched at IFA 2011 in Berlin. The Galaxy Note features a stylus-style S Pen, a full touch 5.3” HD Super AMOLED screen for sketching, editing documents or annotating images and can also be used as a smartphone.