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Unbelragazzo's magical mystery tour through England

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Gents -

I will be traveling through England in early July. I'll be visiting the factories and stores of many forum favorites and posting photos and articles describing my travels. So far already scheduled are stops at G&G, Steed, and Trickers, among others.

Got an English company you want to know more about? Want to meet up for a pint in London? Got a question you want to ask Tony Gaziano or Edwin DeBoise? Post here.
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Would be nice to see something on Poole, founders of the Row, and on many of the big names that haven't already gotten a lot of exposure here (Dege, Huntsman, etc.). There's a whole spectrum of tailoring that SF has hardly touched on.

I'll also put in a plug for James Smith & Sons, one of the most fantastic shops in London.

Have a great trip, Un.
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+1. Sounds like a meet up is in order!

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this sounds great! enjoy!
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+1. Sounds like a meet up is in order!

Indeed, as long as it's in the evening I'd be in!

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Would be great if you could focus a bit on the smaller tailoring firms that are on, or around, the Row. They don't receive much press or iGent acclaim, but their work is as good as their larger cousins:

 

  1. Denman & Goddard
  2. LG Wilkinson
  3. AJ Hewitt (#'s 1-3 are all in the same building!)
  4. Benson & Clegg
  5. Meyer & Mortimer
  6. Douglas Hayward
  7. Couch & Hoskin
  8. Connock & Lockie
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Would be great if you could focus a bit on the smaller tailoring firms that are on, or around, the Row. They don't receive much press or iGent acclaim, but their work is as good as their larger cousins:

 

  1. Denman & Goddard
  2. LG Wilkinson
  3. AJ Hewitt (#'s 1-3 are all in the same building!)
  4. Benson & Clegg
  5. Meyer & Mortimer
  6. Douglas Hayward
  7. Couch & Hoskin
  8. Connock & Lockie

 

Oh, and also be sure to visit W. Bill's tweed vault. It really is amazing.

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Tell Mr. Gaziano that Mr. Nick is a credit to all retailers.

What a great thread, I look forward to your posts.
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Would be great if you could focus a bit on the smaller tailoring firms that are on, or around, the Row. They don't receive much press or iGent acclaim, but their work is as good as their larger cousins:
  1. Denman & Goddard
  2. LG Wilkinson
  3. AJ Hewitt (#'s 1-3 are all in the same building!)
  4. Benson & Clegg
  5. Meyer & Mortimer
  6. Douglas Hayward
  7. Couch & Hoskin
  8. Connock & Lockie

I'd love to know more about them. Wasn't Douglas Hayward the tailor for Sean Connery in 007?
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I'd love to know more about them. Wasn't Douglas Hayward the tailor for Sean Connery in 007?

No, that was Anthony Sinclair (which is now just a marketing operation, with the suits cut by Meyer & Mortimer).

 

Hayward cut the suits for Roger Moore's stint as 007. Now run by two former Kilgour cutters.

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No, that was Anthony Sinclair (which is now just a marketing operation, with the suits cut by Meyer & Mortimer).

 

Hayward cut the suits for Roger Moore's stint as 007. Now run by two former Kilgour cutters.

Wasn't Sean Connery's cut called the Conduit cut, because the Sinclair was located on Conduit Street? Was that also just marketing, or was his cut significantly different from the Savile Row cuts of that time?

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Thanks for all the recs guys, I will investigate as many as possible. Would love to do a meetup. In London, July 7, 8, or 9 would be best.
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+1. Sounds like a meet up is in order!

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Indeed, as long as it's in the evening I'd be in!


UBR hosted a GTG a while back in Washington DC and I will highly recommend him as an entertaining host/raconteur/listener/etc. Gentlemen in England now-a-bed shall think themselves accurs'd they were not (t)here, and hold their manhoods cheap ... should they not make the effort (within about a 2 hour-ish travel window, give or take).
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