The renowned shops that have made Savile Row the world centre of tailoring, now embracing new style and sustainability
Arthur Sleep is the most technologically advanced maker on Savile Row. Through its cutting-edge manufacturing technology, it has succeeded in redefining the authentic Savile Row experience. By driving a new era of decentralised and hyper-local manufacturing, Arthur Sleep has brought shoemaking back to London for the first time in over a century.
Cad and the Dandy was founded in 2008 by James Sleater and Ian Meiers; two men with an unwavering passion for tailoring and a shared desire to see the suit restored to life outside the corporate boardroom. A combination of modern styling and Savile Row tradition has led to the success of Cad and the Dandy, now a global brand with shops in London, New York, and Stockholm. Cad has an uncompromising approach to craft and hand skills with a house style more fitted and elegant than traditional Savile Row.
The origins of Chittleborough & Morgan date back to the Swinging ’60s, when Nutters opened its doors on Savile Row. Roy Chittleborough and Joseph Morgan, together with Edward Sexton, were the artorial skills that gave life to the creations of Tommy Nutter. The energy and rebellious style they brought to the street dressed many of the celebrities of the time. Roy and Joe established their own tailoring business in 1981, but it still retains the unique character from Nutters.
clothsurgeon is a London-based Luxury Bespoke Streetwear brand that harmoniously brings together the two worlds of street culture and tailored craftsmanship. The brand offers a unique bespoke service which allows the customer to create whatever they wish, all starting with an initial idea and sketch, guided by designer and founder Rav Matharu.
Cremieux is a family-owned luxury menswear company, founded in Saint Tropez, France in 1976. French-born Daniel Cremieux studied English in London, and became fascinated by the emerging ‘preppy’ look of English students. Following a trip to New York, he returned to France and set about creating a modern French twist on this traditional preppy look. Flagship retail stores can be found in London, Paris, Saint Tropez, Capri, New York, Palm Beach and Bal Harbour.
Established in 1803, Davies and Son is perhaps the oldest tailor on the Row. Along the way, Davies & Son has acquired the tailoring houses of Johns & Pegg, Fallan & Harvey, James & James and Wells of Mayfair, to name but a few. In over two centuries of bespoke tailoring, it has made garments for four Kings, seven Crown Princes, two US Presidents and innumerable Knights of the Realm. Now one of only three purely bespoke houses on Savile Row, and the only bespoke tailor on the west side of the street, Davies & Son is a piece of refined British history.
Drake’s was founded by Michael Drake in East London in 1977. Originally a maker of men’s ‘Scarves, Shawls and Plaids’, the company soon expanded into handmade ties and handkerchiefs, with the brand ethos of ‘relaxed elegance’. Today, Drake’s produces soft tailoring in Italy, traditional knitwear in Scotland, shirts at its own factory in Chard, Somerset, alongside premium jersey and an expansive range of outerwear, accessories and selvedge denim.
Tony Gaziano and Dean Girling have been making high-end shoes in England for over 25 years. Mixing Italian lines and comfort with British craft and tradition, their aim is to craft the finest footwear in the world. With a zero-compromise approach to shoemaking, their shoes are crafted in Northamptonshire, using French or Swiss calf leather that is finished in Italy and married with English oak bark for the soles. Gaziano & Girling offers both bespoke and made-to-measure shoes.