Monday, November 24, 2014

The Art of Suit Making By a Savile Row Tailor

Savile Row is synonymous with fine suit making to the highest degree and is renowned worldwide for the art of bespoke handmade suits. The term the ‘golden mile of tailoring’ is applied to Savile Row. The first tailors started to appear on Savile Row as early as the late 18th century and since then Savile Row has gone on to become infamous for the art of made to measure tailoring. When you choose a Savile Row tailor you know you can be confident that you are getting a service that is unsurpassed on quality and flair.

Savile Row – The Home of the Bespoke Suit

The term ‘bespoke’ even originated on Savile Row and was applied to a suit that was made by hand to specific measurements. Many famous names are understood to have purchased their suits from a Savile Row tailor; these include Winston Churchill, Napoleon III and Ian Fleming, the famous author of the James Bond novels. Many believe the character of James Bond would have bought his handmade suits on Savile Row although there is nothing alluding to this fact in the novels, where else would a character of such a calibre purchase their suit attire.

A handmade suit by an experienced Savile Row tailor enhances the shape of the wearer and looks regal irrespective of size. The tailor will have firsthand knowledge of suit etiquette and is able to advise on the correct fabric, colour and design to suit the occasion.

Contacting Phillip Alexander Savile Row Tailor

You can visit us anytime between our opening times but we do like to encourage you to make an appointment in advance to ensure we can dedicate our time to your needs. You can contact us on +44(0)207 287 4440 for our Savile Row team or +44(0)1625 521 337 for our Wilmslow branch.