Fine English tailoring is a revered tradition, but how are you to find the tailor that
(ahem) suits you? “Come to Savile Row,”
says Brian Lishak, master tailor at Richard
Anderson ( 13 Savile Row, richardanderson
ltd.com). “Have a look in the windows.
Ask to see an example of the work. Slip
it on, see how it looks on you.” If you like
what you see, consider bespoke clothing, whose benefits go beyond superb fit.
Says Lishak, “It’s really our job to assess
the customer’s requirements. It’s up to us
to guide them to something that’s going
to look well on them.”
Properly taken care of, bespoke cloth-
ing will last for years, notes Lishak, which
helps justify its cost—a two-piece suit
runs about £ 4,600. If you’re considering
fine English clothing but aren’t ready for
the commitment of a bespoke garment,
you might visit Alfred Dunhill, which has
a selection of ready-to-wear that tips its
metaphorical hat to the Savile Row style.