A friend once told me, a suit is like a modern-day armour. It is an integral part of promoting elegance and class. In London, there are great tailors to visit who are able to help you gain a suit that looks smart and styled well.
Often it would be easier to just buy a suit that is pre-made in any high-street store, but if you’re looking to invest in a suit that not only lasts long and helps your money go the extra mile whilst being well-fitted then these are the suit tailors to visit. Though it may seem like much effort for a suit, it is unbelievably worth it when you pride yourself in wearing a perfectly-tailored suit.
Step 1: Initial Consultation:
In an initial consultation, the stylist often wants to know about your lifestyle as well as to understand the purpose of the suit. Whether it’s to look dapper for work or for a special occasion like weddings. In understanding your lifestyle, the suit becomes more personal and fits with your personality and your likes.
Step 2: Personal Styling:
This step is important for the stylist to make the suit fitted-well whilst also being comfortable. Your personal stylist will examine what colours match your skin tone and underlining tones, whilst picking out materials which you are satisfied with. The end result? either it will be specially custom-made for you, or ready-fitted with your measurements.
Step 3: Customer Satisfaction and Clothing Maintenance:
Customer satisfaction is a key element within any suit stylists. They want to make sure that their specialty has been put to use and that you are happy with the outcome and the process of your suit. Most tailors have a testimony page on their website, allowing you to have an insight into their world of tailoring.
1. Central London – Roderick Charles Jermyn Street, Mayfair:
Roderick Charles is situated in Jermyn Street, just near Piccadilly Circus. Roderick Charles was established in 1992 specialising in ready to wear or bespoke fitted suits. The store prides itself in sourcing and providing British tailoring for men and create tailor-fitted suits up to £500.
2. Suit Direct, Wembley Designer Outlet:
Suit Direct is situated in Wembley Designer Outlet, just close to Wembley Stadium. The store consists of designer tailoring brands such as Marcy Darcy, Ben Sherman and Alexandre of England. Suits Direct is largely known for discounting branded suits up to 40% off, thus suits are valued at maximum £300.
3. East London – Timothy Everest Spitalfields, Shoreditch:
Timothy Everest has been named MBE (minority business enterprise) and is renowned for tailoring ‘some of the world’s most famous people’. His main store is located just minutes walk from Shoreditch High Street Station and is the home of bespoke, made-to-measure suits. Prices of suits can go up to £650 and are guaranteed to have a great fit and long-lasting quality.
4. South London – Palmer, Battersea
Palmer’s store is known for men who have an eclectic taste. Home to a variety of different styles dated from the 1970s to today, Palmer’s has it all. Established in 1993, in Clapham Junction, Palmer’s does not only specialise in tailoring suits but also casual fitting as well, prices can vary up to £200 or less, and holds some pretty decent gems.
5. West London – Stuarts London, Shepherds Bush:
Stuarts has a variety of branded and designer clothing and suits such as Levi’s , Edwin and Fred Perry. The store was established in 1967 and has up-to-date clothing and suits at great prices. Suits and clothing would typically be priced at £300 and is popularised within West of London for it’s great quality products.