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  • H.Huntsman & Sons, 11 Savile Row, London W1S 3PS, England, U.K.
  • H.Huntsman & Sons, 11 Savile Row, London W1S 3PS, England, U.K.
  • Dege & Skinner, 10 Savile Row, London W1S 3PF, England, U.K.
  • Bernard Weatherill, 8 Savile Row, London W1S 3PE, England, U.K.
  • Ozwald Boateng's Flagship Store, 30 Savile Row, London W1S 3PT, England, U.K. Coined the term bespoke couturier.
  • Gieves & Hawkes, 1 Savile Row, London W1S 3JR, England, U.K.
  • Kilgour, 8 Savile Row, London W1S 3PE, England, U.K.
  • Anderson & Sheppard, 32 Old Burlington Street, London W1S 3AT, England, U.K.
  • Timothy Everest's Spitalfields atelier, 32 Elder Street, London E1 6NH, England, U.K.

Complete Guide London's Top 30 Savile Row Tailors

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"Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquillity that no religion can bestow." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

SAVILE ROW is a shopping street in Mayfair, central London, famous for its traditional men's bespoke tailoring. The term "bespoke" is understood to have originated in Savile Row when cloth for a suit was said to "be spoken for" by individual customers. The short street is termed the "golden mile of tailoring", where customers have included Winston Churchill, Lord Nelson and Napoleon III. Savile Row runs parallel to Regent Street between Conduit Street at the northern end and Vigo Street at the southern. Linking roads include Burlington Place, Clifford Street and Burlington Gardens. Savile Row was built between 1731 and 1735 as part of the development of the Burlington Estate, and is named after Lady Dorothy Savile, wife of the 3rd Earl of Burlington. It originally ran from Burlington Gardens (then Vigo Lane) to Boyle Street, with houses only on the east side, but in 1937-8 it extended to Conduit Street, and in the 19th century houses were built on the west side.

During the 19th century, the gentry became concerned with neat dress, and Beau Brummell epitomised the well-dressed man. He patronised the tailors congregated on the Burlington Estate, notably around Cork Street, and by 1803 some were occupying premises in Savile Row. None of those original tailors survive today. In 1846, Henry Poole is credited as being the 'Founder of Savile Row' after opening a second entrance to his late father's tailoring premises at No. 32 Savile Row; however, there were tailors on the Row long before Poole's. In 1969, Nutters of Savile Row modernised the style and approach of the traditional tailors; a modernisation which continued in the 1990s with the arrival of designers like Richard James, Ozwald Boateng and Timothy Everest.

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  • ALEXANDER AMOSU - "King of Bling Bling". Creator of the world's most expensive suit: £70,000. See YOU TUBE VIDEO.
  • Alfred Dunhill Custom.
  • Alfred Dunhill Custom - bespoke at Alfred Dunhill, 2 Davies Street, Mayfair.
  • Anderson & Sheppard, 32 Old Burlington Street.
  • ANDERSON & SHEPPARD - "Savile Row Bespoke Tailors since 1906."
  • ANTHONY J. HEWITT - 11 St. George Street. Since 1976.
  • ANTHONY SINCLAIR - No. 6 Sackville Street, Mayfair. "In the late 1950's from his bespoke tailoring premises on Conduit Street in Mayfair, Anthony Sinclair created a classic, pared down shape, which became known as the Conduit Cut." When Sinclair retired in 1982, his shears were handed down to his apprentice, Richard W. Paine, who continues to work for the company today, maintaining the standard of exemplary quality and style set by the master.
  • AQUASCUTUM - since 1851. Personal tailoring. "Understated British elegance."
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  • Benson & Clegg's head cutter Tony Martin with bespoke suit jackets.
  • BENSON & CLEGG - since 1937. Jermyn Street, London. "Our team of cutters and tailors are based on site at our premises of 9 Piccadilly Arcade, which means that you have the satisfaction of a garment entirely made in England, hand cut and handmade at our London premises. Our head cutter drafts your unique pattern, with at least three fittings. The Benson & Clegg ‘House Cut’ is a traditional three piece suit fitting the contours of the body perfectly. Our house style has a clean square shoulder line and a shape that is cut to accentuate the waist and hug the hips. The trousers are an English cut made to be practical and comfortable, but always with style in mind."
  • Sean Connery being fitted for his James Bond suit at Benson, Perry & Whitley, 9 Cork Street, London W1, England, U.K.
  • Benson, Perry & Whitley - 9 Cork Street, London W1 (now defunct). James Bond-author Ian Fleming's preferred off-Savile Row tailor. His suits cost 58 guineas in the early 1950s (about £1,330 today) and came with distinctive features such as turn-back cuffs.
  • Bernard Weatherill, 5 Savile Row.
  • BERNARD WEATHERILL - 5 Savile Row. Founded in 1910.
  • BYRNE & BURGE - 11 St. George Street.
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  • Cad & The Dandy, 12 Savile Row.
  • CAD & THE DANDY - 12 Savile Row. Founded in 2008. Offer traditional tailoring methods at a lower price to the more traditional Savile Row houses.
  • CANALI - "Fine Tailoring."
  • Casely-Hayford - 17-18 Dover St, Mayfair. Since 2009. "English Luxury Menswear House." Personal Tailoring. By Appointment Only.
  • CHARLIE ALLEN - 1 Coopers Yard, 181 Upper St. Established 1984.
  • Chittleborough & Morgan, 12 Savile Row.
  • CHITTLEBOROUGH & MORGAN - 12 Savile Row. Established 1969.
  • COMELIE LONDON - 9/10 Savile Row.
  • CROMBIE - "Timeless British menswear since 1805." Representing the very best in British craftsmanship, Crombie offers a luxury made-to-measure service, tailoring coats and suits to your exact requirements for the perfect fit. 48 Conduit St, Mayfair.
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  • DAKS - 10 Old Bond Street. Founded in 1894.
  • Dashing Tweeds - "We have recently opened a flagship store in Mayfair at the end of Savile Row at 26 Sackville Street London W1S 3HE, showcasing and selling both our fabric and ready to wear collections."
  • Davies & Son, 38 Savile Row.
  • DAVIES & SON - 38 Savile Row. Established 1803. The oldest independent tailor on Savile Row.
  • Dege & Skinner, 10 Savile Row.
  • DEGE & SKINNER - 10 Savile Row. Founded in 1865.
  • DENMAN & GODDARD - 11 St. George Street. Established 1797.
  • Steve McQueen’s legendary first suit worn as Thomas Crown is a medium gray three-piece with a muted Glen Plaid or 'Prince of Wales' check made by Douglas Hayward.
  • DOUGLAS HAYWARD - (1934-2008). English tailor, who dressed many famous people during the 1960s. The inspiration for customer Michael Caine's characterisation of his role in the 1966 film Alfie, he was also the model for client John Le Carre's Harry Pendel, aka The Tailor of Panama.
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  • E. Tautz & Sons - founded in 1867. Was a bespoke men's tailor and menswear line located at 249 Oxford Street in London. In 1968, the label was acquired by the Savile Row firm of Norton & Sons.
  • Ede & Ravenscroft, 8 Burlington Gardens, Savile Row.
  • EDE & RAVENSCROFT - 8 Burlington Gardens, Savile Row. The oldest tailors in London, established in 1689. "We provide ceremonial robes for all occasions, dress the judiciary (including providing handmade wigs) and ensure that graduates from all over the world look their best at graduation ceremonies." Meticulous craftsmanship has rewarded the company with commissions from royalty to the judiciary. Tailors and robe makers of choice for twelve coronations.
  • EDWARD SEXTON - 26 Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge. This tailor has continued to be a favourite with the young In-crowd of London, plus City businessmen.
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  • The Duke of Windsor wearing the famous Frederick Scholte English Drape Cut.
  • Frederick Scholte - was the Duke of Windsor's (King Edward VIII's) tailor from 1919-1959. He trained the founders of Anderson & Sheppard, and was known for making the best shoulder on Savile Row, according to Richard Anderson.
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  • GARY ANDERSON - 34-35 Savile Row.
  • Gieves & Hawkes, 1 Savile Row.
  • GIEVES & HAWKES - 1 Savile Row. James Watson Gieve, founded in 1785 and Thomas Hawkes, founded in 1771. Holds a number of Royal Warrants, presently covering all three British Royal Warrants (Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and HRH The Prince of Wales). Famous past and present customers include Prince William, Colin Firth, Robbie Williams, David Niven, Peter Sellers, Michael Jackson.
  • GRESHAM BLAKE - 64 South Molton Street.
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  • HACKETT - 87 Jermyn Street.
  • Hardy Amies, 14 Savile Row.
  • HARDY AMIES - 14 Savile Row. Established 1945. Famous customers include David Hockney, Prince Michael of Kent, Dermot O'Leary.
  • HARVIE & HUDSON - 77 Jermyn Street, St. James's since 1949.
  • Henry Herbert, 5th Floor, 9-10 Savile Row.
  • HENRY HERBERT - 5th Floor, 9-10 Savile Row. Established 2008. "Savile Row by Scooter." Scootering tailor service which makes bespoke shirts, suits, wasitcoats and overcoats.
  • Henry Poole & Co., 15 Savile Row
  • HENRY POOLE & CO. - 15 Savile Row. Savile Row’s longest-standing atelier established 1806. The acknowledged "Founders of Savile Row" and creators of the dinner suit.
  • HOLLAND & HOLLAND - 33 Bruton Street. Established 1835.
  • HOLLAND & SHERRY - 9-10 Savile Row. "The Finest Cloths in the World."
  • H.Huntsman & Sons, 11 Savile Row.
  • HUNTSMAN - 11 Savile Row. Established 1849. A doyen of Savile Row with the reputation for the most expensive and exquisite, bespoke suits. Famous past and present customers include Charlie Watts, Bing Crosby, Dirk Bogarde, Gregory Peck, Rex Harrison, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
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  • JASPER CONRAN - 36 Sackville Street.
  • JASPER LITTMAN - 9 Savile Row.
  • JOHN PEARSE - 6 Meard Street, Soho.
  • JONES, CHALK & DAWSON - 6 Sackville Street, Mayfair. Established 1896.
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  • North by Northwest: Cary Grant’s Kilgour Suit.
  • KILGOUR - 8 Savile Row. Established 1822. (Tailors to the late Edward, Duke of Windsor). Famous past and present customers include Rex Harrison, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, James Purefoy, Jimmy Carr, David Walliams.
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  • Lutwychwe, 15 Clifford Street.
  • LUTWYCHE - 15 Clifford Street.
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  • MARK POWELL - 12 Brewer Street.
  • MATTHEW FARNES - 12 Savile Row.
  • Maurice Sedwell, 19 Savile Row.
  • MAURICE SEDWELL - 19 Savile Row. Established 1938.
  • Meyer & Mortimer, 6 Sackville Street, Mayfair.
  • MEYER & MORTIMER - one of the oldest pedigrees among the Savile Row fraternity. The modern company traces its heritage back to the 1790s. 6 Sackville Street, Mayfair.
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  • Norton & Sons, 16 Savile Row.
  • NORTON & SONS - 16 Savile Row. Established in 1821. Famous past customers include Edward VII, Winston Churchill, Cary Grant and Alexander McQueen.
  • Nutters of Savile Row - 35a Savile Row. Established in 1969.
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  • Ozwald Boateng's Flagship Store, 30 Savile Row.
  • OZWALD BOATENG - since 2008 at 30 Savile Row. Coined the term bespoke couturier.
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  • Richard Anderson, 13 Savile Row.
  • RICHARD ANDERSON - 13 Savile Row. Established 2001. Famous customers include Bryan Ferry, Simon Cowell, André Leon Talley.
  • Richard James, 29 Savile Row & Clifford Street.
  • RICHARD JAMES - 29 Savile Row & Clifford Street. Established 1992. Famous customers include Sir Elton John, David Walliams, Hugh Grant, David Beckham, Alex Pettyfer, Bryan Ferry, Guy Ritchie, Michael Douglas, P Diddy.
  • Roderick Charles - 90 Jermyn St.
  • RUBINACCI - 96 Mount Street.
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  • Signature Bespoke - "Luxury Bespoke Clothing." With branches in Liverpool and Savile Row, we offer made to measure, luxury, bespoke clothing for men, including suits and shoes.
  • Sir Tom Baker, 4 D'Arblay Street, Soho.
  • SIR TOM BAKER - 4 D'Arblay Street, Soho. Founded in 1996. London's finest modern bespoke tailor. Trained in Savile Row, based in Soho. He is known for business, wedding and rock n' roll suits. His ability and willingness to work closely with each and every customer has earned him a loyal following, attracting television personalities, musicians, actors, artists, captains of the industry and politicians to the door.
  • SOUSTER & HICKS - 9-10 Savile Row. By appointment only.
  • STEED - 12 Savile Row.
  • STEVEN HITCHCOCK - 13 Savile Row.
  • STOWERS BESPOKE - 13 Savile Row.
  • STUART LAMPRELL - 6 Sackville Street.
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  • THOM Sweeney - "Luxury Menswear & Bespoke Tailoring." 1-2 Weighhouse St, Mayfair.
  • Thomas Mahon, 20 Savile Row.
  • THOMAS MAHON - 20 Savile Row. Famous past customer include The Prince of Wales.
  • Timothy Everest's Spitalfields atelier, 32 Elder Street.
  • TIMOTHY EVEREST, MBE - 35 Bruton Place & 32 Elder Street. "The quintessential British tailor who enjoys the highest critical acclaim for his eccentric style and modern attitude."
  • Tom Brown Tailors, Number One, Eton High Street, Eton.
  • TOM BROWN TAILORS - (London & Eton). 6 Sackville Street, London. Established in 1784 and remains in the same premesis today at Number One, Eton High Street, Eton, Windsor, Berkshire. Famous for making for Eton students (where it is still based) and therefore many Prime Ministers.
  • Tweed Addict - "Hand Tailored in England." Tweed Addict is a specialist tweed tailoring business, based in East London.
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  • WARD & KRUGER - 6 Sackville Street. Established 1968.
  • Welsh & Jefferies, 20 Savile Row.
  • WELSH & JEFFERIES - 20 Savile Row. Since 1907.
  • William Hunt, 41 Savile Row.
  • William Hunt - 41 Savile Row.
  • WILLIAM WESTMANCOTT - freelance Savile Row Tailor. You can meet him in your home, office or one of many professional meeting rooms across London and the South East.
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