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Trunk Shows

Demand for our bespoke tailoring and bespoke shirt-making services is such that we also host various trunk shows. The regularly visited locations include Scotland, USA, Switzerland, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong and the Middle East.

If you'd like us to visit you in a different location, please get in touch.

We’re now taking appointments for our November and December Trunk Shows in the following American locations. Appointments can be booked online:

Chicago, Intercontinental, Monday 29th November

Memphis, The Peabody, Tuesday 30th November

Houston, The St Regis, Wednesday 1st December

Palm Beach, The Chesterfield Hotel, Thursday 2nd December

Washington, Intercontinental Willard, Friday 3rd December and Saturday 4th December

Middleburg, The Salamander, Saturday 4th December and Sunday 5th December

Baltimore, The Four Seasons, Monday 6th December 

Wilmington, Hotel Du Pont, Monday 6th December and Tuesday 7th December

Philadelphia, The Ritz Carlton, Tuesday 7th December and Wednesday 8th December

New York, The Barclay, Thursday 9th December and Friday 10th December

Boston, Intercontinental, Saturday 11th December

Appointments can be made online below, over the telephone or via email: +44 (0)207 287 2941 or info@dege-skinner.co.uk

01

Request
an appointment

Firstly, book your appointment to see one of our bespoke cutters and/or our bespoke shirt cutter at one of the scheduled locations. Our team will then meet you at that hotel or private club, as arranged.

02

Measuring and
fabric selection

Our bespoke cutter will take your measurements, about 35 measures in total, and make figuration notes.

The cutter will guide you through our fabric bunches and explain the bespoke tailoring process. With an almost limitless choice of cloths, this experienced guidance can prove invaluable. Photos are also taken an an aide-memoire for the cutter.

03

HandMade
On Savile Row

On return to our Savile Row cutting room, a unique paper pattern will be constructed using all of the information gathered.

Once the paper pattern is complete, the various elements are laid onto the selected cloth and drawn around using tailoring chalk. These lines are then cut along by hand using large tailoring shears to create the individual panels of a garment.

All the internal canvases, lining and other components are now selected and ‘bundled’ together. This bundle goes down to the workshop where one of our specialist in-house tailors starts to sew it together to create a ‘baste’ fitting.

At this point we arrange to see you again for your baste fitting.

04

Fitting
and tailoring

Depending on what’s most convenient, you can either arrange for appointments and fittings to be in Savile Row or during our next Trunk Show near to your preferred location.

As a family-owned business we can be flexible so please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any special requirements. If we can accommodate your request, we gladly will.

And please remember, you don’t have to have your fittings in the same location as where you originally placed your order.

05

Hand finished
and delivered

After making any required adjustments following your fittings, your suit will be hand-finished.

An official Dege & Skinner label will be hand-stitched into the main bespoke piece, with details of your cutter and the piece’s completion date. This proves the bespoke garment’s authenticity.

On occasion, Dege & Skinner bespoke pieces have appeared at auction and this label has helped to verify the item’s provenance, and therefore its value. For example, an authentic Dege & Skinner safari suit made in 1923 for actor Rudolph Valentino fetched $20,000 at Bonham’s film memorabilia auction titled ‘Lights, Camera, Auction’ in 2016.

Book an Appointment

Appointments for bespoke tailoring and bespoke shirt-making services can now be made online
below, over the telephone or via email: +44 (0)207 287 2941 / info@dege-skinner.co.uk