On the deceptively quiet but internationally renowned ‘golden mile’ Savile Row, Henry Poole carries the distinction of having started the long tradition of London bespoke tailoring and being the first choice for gentlemen of quality.
Still in family hands today, Simon Cundey (Henry Poole passed the firm onto his cousin Samuel Cundey, who has been succeeded by a further five generations) is right there on the shop floor taking measurements for pattern cutting to doing final fittings. Clients can choose from over 6,000 cloths swatches and typically go for the Henry Poole house style (a nipped waist, never too severe should padding and high armholes.) Each client gets his own highly skilled and experienced tailor, who then makes alterations to the suit to the client’s posture. The result: you can not only be sure that the cut and fit will be tailored to you alone—you can be just as sure that no one else will be wearing anything exactly the same. And with the Queen and back in the day even Emperor Napolean trusting in the hands of the tailor at 15 Savile Row, you will want to follow suit.