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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 the Trunk Shows in America later this month, starting in San Francisco on 23rd January 2022.

Our Head Bespoke Cutter and Head Bespoke Shirt Cutter will be hosting Trunk Shows in the USA as follows:

San Francisco, Intercontinental: 9am to 4pm on Sunday 23rd January and 9am to 2pm on Monday 24th January

Los Angeles, Downtown LA Intercontinental: 9am to 6pm on Tuesday 25th January and 9am to 12noon on Wednesday 26th January

Atlanta, Buckhead Intercontinental: 9am to 4pm on Thursday 27th January

New York, The Barclay Interncontinental: 9am to 6pm on Friday 28th January and 9am to 12noon on Saturday 29th January

You can book your appointment online at the bottom of this page, via email to info@dege-skinner.co.uk or by calling +44 207 287 2941.

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