Recommended Tailor?

Gucci

MB Enthusiast
Joined
Jan 28, 2007
Messages
1,951
Location
London
Car
Jaguar XF 3.0 Ultimate Black
I've been hunting round for a black wide spaced pinstripe jacket recently. Unfortunately my tailor in Bow has packed up and retired. Does anyone have a good tailor they can recommend? :thumb:
 

mattc

MB Enthusiast
Joined
Sep 27, 2007
Messages
2,770
Location
Midlands
Car
Audi A4, 1994 E320 Coupe, 1995 E300 estate
yes, but he's in Bangkok so probably not much use to you. sorry:eek:

on a positive note I'm seeing him next weekend for new outfits:D
 

mattc

MB Enthusiast
Joined
Sep 27, 2007
Messages
2,770
Location
Midlands
Car
Audi A4, 1994 E320 Coupe, 1995 E300 estate
Blimey - he's a tailor too!? His talent know no bounds.:)
 

MOCAŠ

MB Enthusiast
Joined
Dec 27, 2008
Messages
7,345
Location
West London
Car
SLK
It'll depend to some extent on what you're looking for. For instance, do you need the jacket to match an existing pair of trousers? And are you thinking bespoke or just made to measure? Anderson and Sheppard or Gieves & Hawkes would be a couple of obvious choices, but it will also come down to how much you want to spend.
 
OP
OP
Gucci

Gucci

MB Enthusiast
Joined
Jan 28, 2007
Messages
1,951
Location
London
Car
Jaguar XF 3.0 Ultimate Black
It'll depend to some extent on what you're looking for. For instance, do you need the jacket to match an existing pair of trousers? And are you thinking bespoke or just made to measure? Anderson and Sheppard or Gieves & Hawkes would be a couple of obvious choices, but it will also come down to how much you want to spend.

The jacket isn't to match trousers, so no worries there. I'm also a fan of Hackett, I believe they have a tailoring service. However, I'm also aware of the horrendous mark-ups involved for the same cloth I can get at local tailors....if I can find one. :rolleyes:
 

Red C220

MB Enthusiast
Joined
Jul 30, 2011
Messages
4,196
Location
Surrey
Car
2015 SL400 : 2017 S6 Avant
If you like Hackett it's worth taking a look at Bookster (if you're not already aware of them).

Tailoring for the Chap.

I have a nice hacking jacket made by them that just doesn't age.

Tweed Jacket for Made to Measure Jackets and Suits

Their moleskin trousers are also very good quality.
 

rossyl

Active Member
Joined
Aug 11, 2009
Messages
693
Location
N.London
Car
CLK 230K W208 Coupe (1999)(Auto)
There are lots of tailors in London with a huge price range - it all depends what you want and how much you are willing to spend.

An altered off the peg, Made to measure, Made to measure but with a decent canvas, true bespoke.

At mid-level: My friend has had a suit made at the Cad and Dandy and had a good experience. But another friend had an awful experience at King and Allen. These companies will measure you, mark-up and then send measurements abroad. You'll have 2/3 fittings (the more the better) not sure if you'd have a basted fitting stage, I imagine so. However, if you are thinking, well I'll just cut out the middle-man and get the suit made abroad myself. The abroad tailors are producing products to exacting standards for the English companies, that they may not do for their local customers. Although the service my friend had at King and Allen left much to be desired (it took ages!).

Companies in a similar price braket to the above, have recently offered deals on Groupon - might be worth a look.

At slightly higher price bracket: Graham Browne in central London in Mansion House are a good shout. I'm pretty sure everything is made in the UK.


Hope that helps.
 

Spinal

MB Enthusiast
Joined
Sep 14, 2004
Messages
4,792
Location
Uxbridge
Car
G350, Duster, S320, 900ss and a few more
I tend to get mine made in Jom Tien (Thailand) - they've been making my families suits since decades... I noticed a plethora of companies springing up in the UK who will measure you and then get someone in Thailand to make the suit... seems like an interesting idea...
 

Charles Morgan

MB Enthusiast
Joined
Feb 2, 2010
Messages
8,206
Car
Mercedes 250CE W114, Alfa Romeo GT Coupe 3.2 V6
<Awaits Charles Morgan>

Alas my tailor has hung up his tape measure, shears and chalk for a humble retirement back in Cyprus, and while I would recommend Kilgour in Savile Row, they aren't exactly budget.

Ede and Ravenscroft ought to be a bit cheaper than Savile Row.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom