Dege & Skinner handmade uniforms are worn at every State occasion in the United Kingdom and many overseas.
Holder of The Royal Warrant, four of the uniforms we make for Her Majesty The Queen featured recently in The Sunday Times Magazine. The example shown here is worn by the Queen’s Piper, one of the highest accolades available to a piper serving in the Armed Forces.
The Piper is a member of the Royal Household whose principal duty is to play every weekday at 9.00 am for about fifteen minutes under The Queen’s window when she is in residence at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse or Balmoral Castle.
The other featured uniforms were the Queen’s Bargemaster, Queen’s Body Guard for Scotland the Royal Company of Archers and Queen’s Swan Marker.
Remembering The Queen’s Coronation in 1953: “After driving ‘in state’ down Whitehall we parked in our pre-assigned parking slot in Dean’s Yard, Westminster. Our entire cutting, showroom and office staff plus my father, John Dege and I were present in Westminster Abbey. We were equipped with spare ribbons, bows, safety pins, needles, thimbles, thread and sewing silk to ensure we were able to put things right at the drop of a hat, if there was a problem.”
Excerpt from ‘The Savile Row Cutter’, the book that tells the story of the professional life of Chairman, Michael Skinner, available to buy on Amazon.