So, you need a new suit. You don’t want just any suit. You want a suit that fits you perfectly, one that’s made of the finest fabrics — one that was designed specifically for you. Maybe you have an important business trip coming up in New York or Tokyo, or maybe you just want to channel your inner suave super-spy while hitting up the casinos in Monte Carlo.
A fine, well-fitted suit will help you to feel comfortable, make a great impression, and follow dress codes in style. Besides weddings and business trips, it’s recommended that you have a good suit for heading to the casino (especially in Monte Carlo or Macau), theatre (like the ballet), and opera (especially at the world’s finest opera houses). So, where can you get this great suit?
If you want the best suit money can buy, head to Mayfair. Mayfair is one of London’s most exclusive and fashionable districts, well known for its beautiful architecture and gardens, luxurious goods, high-end restaurants, and world-renowned tailoring. This is where Savile Row is located, which has long been dedicated to bespoke tailoring.
Without further ado, here are the best bespoke tailors in Mayfair for a spectacular suit:
Henry Poole & Co
Founded more than 200 years ago, Henry Poole & Co is seen as the finest place to go for a traditional bespoke suit. Their clientele has included various kings, queens, dukes, and princes from around the world. So if you’re looking for a suit fit for royalty, Henry Poole & Co is literally the place to go. When it comes to customization options, you are only limited by your imagination. They have more than 6,000 fabric options, and you can choose a fabric according to style, type, season, or weight.
Established in 1849, Huntsman specializes in bespoke suits and shirts. They recommend getting a different type of suit for every occasion, such as a tweed suit for the country and a wool suit for the office. But if you need a velvet smoking jacket, they’ve got that covered, too. They also offer a rush-delivery service — which is not always common on Savile Row — where your order can be delivered in six to eight weeks. Last but not least, their clientele has included everyone from celebrities like Lawrence Olivier to royalty like Lord Louis Mountbatten.
Gieves & Hawkes
Founded in 1771, Gieves & Hawkes has a long history of designing suits and uniforms for royalty, particularly the British royal family and military. They offer bespoke, made-to-measure, and ready-to-wear suits. For your first order, a bespoke suit will take about twelve weeks minimum, but if you are a consistent client, this timeline is likely to go down to about eight weeks. There are thousands of fabrics to choose from, and the suit will be created according to your lifestyle, tastes, and interests.
Of all of the bespoke tailors on this list, Ozwald Boateng is one of the youngest and most experimental. Founded roughly three decades ago, their designs focus on combining traditional British suiting with modern styles, cuts, and colours. Their clientele has included rockstars like Mick Jagger and Jimmy Page. They offer both bespoke and made-to-measure services, but you can also buy ready-made shirts, ties, and accessories from their store.
Another more contemporary and experimental bespoke tailor is Richard James, which was founded in 1992. Like Ozwald Boateng, they’re a good choice if you want a less traditional suit. The house specializes in colourful and slim, modern cuts. They’re particularly known for dressing Hollywood stars like Daniel Craig, David Beckham, Jude Law, and Hugh Grant. They offer bespoke, handmade-to-measure, and made-to-measure suits (and other garments), in addition to bespoke shirts and slippers.
So, now you know where to get a tremendous bespoke suit for your next big event. But when it comes to your best gal, do you know where to get her the best jewellery in Mayfair? Something that will go with her new dress…. After all, you’ll have a new suit. Your gal has got to look good, too.
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