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What Is SRBA?

We’re a founding member of The Savile Row Bespoke Association, which is dedicated to protecting and promoting the practices and traditions that have made Savile Row the home of the best bespoke tailoring in the world for more than two centuries.

Formed in 2004 through an alliance of five like-minded houses – Anderson & Sheppard,  Dege & Skinner, Gieves & Hawkes, H. Huntsman & Sons and Henry Poole & Co.  – tailors which understood the need for a trade association capable of safeguarding Savile Row’s unique bespoke standards.

Today, the SRBA has twenty-two member and associate member houses, who work together to protect and champion this understanding of bespoke tailoring and to promote the ingenious craftsmen that comprise the community of Savile Row. The SRBA sets the standards that define a Savile Row bespoke tailor, and all members of the Association must conform to the above definition of a bespoke suit and much more besides. A Master Cutter must oversee the work of every tailor employed by a member house and all garments must be constructed within a one hundred yard radius of Savile Row. Likewise, every member must offer the customer a choice of at least 2000 cloths and rigorous technical requirements are expected. For example, jacket foreparts must be entirely hand canvassed, buttonholes sewn, sleeves attached and linings felled all by hand.

An International Centre Of Modern, Luxurious Men’s Style

In addition to promoting and securing the working practices of Savile Row tailors, the SRBA has played a key role in promoting Savile Row’s continued relevance as an international centre of modern, luxurious men’s style. Since it was founded in 2004, the SRBA has initiated and taken part in a number of events throughout the world. These include presentations at the British Ambassador’s residences in Washington, D.C., Florence, Paris and Tokyo, the Friday Late exhibition at the V&A in London, the British Fashion Council’s London Collections: Men men’s fashion weeks and it’s own, widely celebrated, Savile Row Field Day.

Our Managing Director William Skinner is a former Chairman of The Savile Row Bespoke Association.

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