So you want to buy a bespoke suit on Savile Row?
Henry Poole & Co.Est. 180615 Savile RowThe original house, the one that built the street, remains a family-run business. It started as a specialist in military uniforms—including the ones the British army wore to Waterloo—and invented the tuxedo in 1865 at the request of the future King Edward VII. It’s since expanded east with four shops in Japan and two in China. Huntsman & SonsEst. 184911 Savile RowBegun as a maker of breeches, it pivoted in the 1920s to dressing Bright Young People and thereafter movie idols, most notably Gregory Peck. Its signature personality is Colin Hammick, the cutter (and fit model) who crafted the classic Huntsman coat: high armholes, sharp shoulders, one button. The shop was refreshed after financier Pierre Lagrange purchased it in 2013.