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Savile Row

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Savile Row

Savile Row, tucked away behind Regent Street and Piccadilly, is the world-renowned home of bespoke gentlemen's tailoring. Whether you are a fan of the “soft” or “hard” cut, one of the historic establishments on this short street will be able tastefully to accommodate your every desire in terms of materials, cut and fit. You have plenty of world class names to choose from: Gieves and Hawkes, Anderson and Sheppard, Henry Poole & Co, Huntsman, Kilgour’s, Dege and Skinner – not to mention designers such as Ozwald Boateng and Richard James.

Just because the first Savile Row tailor opened his doors in 1803 does not mean that a suit made for you here need not be up-to-the-minute fashion. It will also last you a lifetime. Two other reasons why Savile Row is a world famous address: it’s the fictional home of Phileas Fogg, hero of Around The World In Eighty Days, and the actual location of the Beatles' Apple Studios.

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Savile Row is to gentlemen's clothing as Paris is to lady's fashions. Customers from all over the world (even politicians from the former Soviet Union) have come to London to have bespoke garments made by Savile Row tailors. Savile Row suits have been copied all over the world.

John Francis

As a former trainee I am proud to expound the virtues of this iconic master tailor Street. Savile Row is the apotheosis of taste, elegance and style. For more than 200 years, the world's most skillful tailors have been drawn to the "Street of a Thousand Needles", cutting and crafting the finest suits for generations of elegant dressers. Establishing his business in 1938, Maurice Sedwell went on to win the Gold medal for tailoring in 1956 from the Tailor and Cutter Academy. Thereafter it was a natural progression to Savile Row and in 1963 Mr Sedwell moved to No 9. Then, as now, there was no flashiness, just unremitting quality, style and elegance. Today this reputation is as solid as ever; young aspiring businessmen, politicians, captains of industry and international business people from all over the world make their way to Maurice Sedwell with the knowledge and comfort that they will be dressed to perfection. This commitment to the ideals of exacting workmanship coupled with customer service resulted in their referral to, and subsequent membership of, The Guild of Master Craftsmen. The company became the first Savile Row tailor to receive the Guild's accolade for Quality & Service and their Armorial Bearing for Skill & Intergrity. In 1994 Maurice Sedwell Ltd. expanded into elegant new premises at No 19, in response to the increasing demand for their services. Maurice Sedwell represented the United Kingdom at the 29th. bi-annual World Congress of Master Tailors (WCMT) in Paris, France July 2001 and again in Treviso, Italy 2003 where we received the highest accolade for our intreperation (design and standard of tailoring) of the fabric supplied by the WCMT which, all the world's tailors had to use. Maurice Sedwell Ltd. again represented the United Kingdom at the 31st. WCMT in Berlin, Germany in August 2005. Unofficially the best tailor in the world - truly ICONIC
Andrew Ramroop

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