Neiman Marcus SF has Paul Smith - not sure about the other brands.
................now some 7 years later and I can say following:
New collection Made in Britain(full items) starts in October this year 2013.-looks good and my favourite raglan sleeve raincoat under £200 have not got it due to sizing issue as 44 to narrow and 46 to long.
Suit trousers are still low rise, but some nice suits fabric are now 130'S.High end suits rather high in the price for RTW, as competitors offer better service and non fused, cloth choice, lining and etc in same price range.
Main problem is lining that is silly as on budget suits it 100% Polyester or mixed with Acc and higher end suits lining is mix with Viscose but serious.......problem is.......... Linen suit(some mixed cloth) with non breathable linings................. what is point if Linen suit than.
They have great IDEAS but execution is just of the wall and some things contradict itself .
......................................still great underwear despite amount of modal has overtook amount of cotton.
Best of British is an interesting - and brave - development. Suits are by Cheshire Bespoke, by the way, to add to the list of manufacturers mentioned above.
They're charging a substantial amount for the suits (not an unfair amount, but more than I'd expect the typical M&S customer to pay, while those happy to pay those prices probably don't want to own an M&S suit), but I suspect there's a fairly limited production run to test the waters so they should sell them all. M&S has significant buying power, so their orders alone could keep some firms going. For now I'm going to put this in the "good initiative, hope it doesn't fail, but secretly suspect it might" category. Their best hope is to try to keep it relatively niche and sold with some degree of exclusivity (e.g. nicer part of the shop, with experienced staff, only in a few larger shops, etc, etc.)
There's a Daily Mail article from earlier this year that highlights M&S' brand image problem when it comes to selling this sort of suit at this pricepoint: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2370901/LIZ-JONES-The-800-suit-shows-M-S-dont-know-man-wants.html