This will be a dull post, since there are no photos, but I wanted to write something complimentary about Davies & Son. I have been using them for the last couple of years, prompted to move after my cutter left for them from Dege. I very much liked the Dege cut and style but for a variety of reasons had been thinking about a change and the cutter's departure was as good a prompt as any. I now have four suits from Davies, which is enough of a sample size to say that I have been very happy with them. The cut is similar to Dege's, though not a precise duplicate. That should be no surprise as Alan Bennett, the head of the firm, had also trained under Dege's Michael Skinner (the elder Mr. Skinner can probably take credit for the training of many a Saville Row cutter). The most noticeable difference is that the Davies shoulder is not cut quite as tight as Dege's, having slightly more extension. I am sure there are others, but can't claim to be able to notice everything. Pricing is on the high side for SR, and, more than most SR tailors, their prices vary depending on the cloth ordered. Davies is supposed to be fairly flexible about their cut, at least within the general parameters of a traditional SR-style suit, but I can't speak to all their work. I can say that if you are looking for a well-executed "military-influenced" SR cut, I can recommend them.
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11/18/09 at 11:22am