Originally Posted by Paddock
I am looking for some bespoke suits, money is not the problem, I heard that Hardy Amies has the best ones.
So, I want to know from you, where can I find the best bespoke suit?
Originally Posted by Paddock
Just asked for opinions, but as I saw, I am in the wrong place, I don't think many people here own a bespoke suit, sad.
No, you are in the right place. It's more how you asked than what you asked. If your question were more specific and focused you would have different responses. I have a few questions for you.
You are looking for a tailor to custom make your suits. Have you ever used a tailor to make your clothes? Does locale matter? You will probably need to visit with this tailor 4 to 6 times, do you intend to travel outside of your city or country or do you prefer someone local? Would you want to use a tailor that travels to your city? Do you have a time frame for delivery that needs to be met?
What style of cut and make is best for you? What do you prefer? Is there a look you want to have?
Are you hard to fit? Do you want a soft constructed suit? A more structured suit? Do you want a modern look or something more classic?
Do you want a tailor that has a specific point of view? Some tailors have a house style that would be adapted to you.
Some of these answers will help you identify who to work with by identifying whose style of work agrees with the aesthetic you want and then you can research their level of service and attention you can expect and learn how happy others have been from their experience working with them.
You received an opinion about Amies. Did that person have experience working with them? Do you trust their opinion?
Here is some info about Amies. Haven't heard much about this shop. If you try them you could let us know how it goes.
Main article: Hardy Amies
Hardy Amies Ltd is a fashion house at No. 14 Savile Row, founded by English dressmaker Sir Edwin Hardy Amies (17 July 1909 - 5 March 2003) in 1946. Having been managing designer for Lachasse in 1934, and having designed clothes for the British Board of Trade under the government Utility Scheme, Amies bought the bombed out shell of No. 14 in 1946.
Amies was one of the first European designers to venture into the ready-to-wear market when he teamed up with Hepworths in 1959 to design a range of menswear. In 1961, Amies staged the first men's ready-to-wear catwalk shows, at the Ritz Hotel in London. The Hardy Amies name is still licensed globally, particularly in Japan. Amies also undertook design for in-house work wear, which developed from designing special clothes for groups such as the Oxford University Boat Club and London Stock Exchange. Amies also designed costumes for films, including 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Amies is best known to the British public for his work for HM Queen Elizabeth II. The association began in 1950, when Amies made several outfits for the then Princess Elizabeth's royal tour to Canada. Although the couture side of the Hardy Amies business was traditionally less financially successful, the award of a Royal Warrant as official dressmaker in 1955 gave his house a degree of respectability and resultant publicity. One of his best known creations is the gown he designed in 1977 for Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee portrait which, he said, was "immortalised on a thousand biscuit tins." Knighted in 1989, Amies held the warrant until 1990, when he gave it up so that younger designers could create for the Queen.
In May 1973, Amies sold the business to Debenhams, who had themselves purchased Hepworths which distributed the Hardy Amies line. Amies purchased the business back in 1981. In May 2001, Amies sold his business to the Luxury Brands Group. He retired at the end of the year, when Moroccan-born designer Jacques Azagury became head of couture. In November 2008, after going bankrupt, the Hardy Amies brand was acquired by Fung Capital, the private investment arm of Victor and William Fung, who together control the Li & Fung group. The current collection is overseen by creative director Claire Malcolm.