"He in his London tailoring"

The London street of Savile Row in Mayfair is the location of what many consider to be the finest tailors in the world.  Helped into existence by the Regency dandyism and patronage of Beau Brummel, the French Revolution across the Channel also had its influence; the fashion for opulent, aristocratic clothing ceased to be en vogue.  Sharper, bespoke tailoring instead became popular, mirroring the emergence of prêt-a-porter in the designs of Poiret and Worth.  Many Savile Row tailors throughout the 19th Century gained Royal Warrants, both from Britain and abroad, which continues to this day.  Although influenced by fashion, the aesthetic of Savile Row tailoring has never changed: quality, craftsmanship and elegance seem sewn into garments alongside each thread. 

Anderson & Sheppard

Gieves & Hawkes

Henry Poole