I understand (from UK national press reports) that the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, has left the Row in a state of high-dudgeon by forsaking (bespoke) Anderson & Sheppard in favour of (MTM) Turnbull & Asser (his shirtmaker). The press reports should appear to be correct: the Prince has not, of course, spoken to the subject (either to confirm or deny the said reports); I have however noticed that gone in recent times is the trademark A & S 'softness', in favour of a more identikit statesman-style.
Well, it can't be a question of money: the Prince's commercial interests grow at a near exponential rate; it could, I suppose, be a question of time - all those tryings-on can place a strain on one's diary - particularly if you're busy making money. Be that as it may, Diana, Princess of Wales, made a point, once she'd settled into her role, of wearing only the offerings of British designers. If the future King - in theory, at least - of England cannot or will not support the Row, what hope is there ? The Row has long understood and accepted that many valued customers are promiscuous: Huntsman today, Dege the next and who knows where after that - just as long as those customers are not lost to the Row altogether.
I do not patronise the Row; but I'm an Italian and may therefore be forgiven for not doing so; but the Prince of Wales ?
Still, his 'move' tends to suggest that T & A's quality can't be that bad, what ?