In the world of bespoke tailoring, one name stands above the rest: Savile Row. Fiona Symington-Mitchell discovers why it remains the epitome of men’s style.
Why this London street is still the pinnacle of men’s tailoring
You can tell a lot about a man by his suit: his character, personal style, even where he lives. In the world of English tailoring, the name Savile Row stands alone. Its heritage is as famous as the league of men that have frequented it. Think of any style icon over the last century – Cary Grant, Mick Jagger, Fred Astaire – and chances are they wore a Savile Row suit.
Like a signature, a bespoke suit is a personal statement, one that reflects the character, style and lifestyle of its wearer. Made for him alone, to his measurements, it can signal career success, a special event or even a rite of passage, a gift of a father to his son. Such is the quality of a bespoke suit that a man can