The Anatomy of a Savile Row Suit

THE FASHIONWEEK GUIDE

(All prices are for a two-piece suit)

KILGOUR FRENCH STANBURY

8 Savile Row, London W1S 3PE

(+44 (0) 20 7734 6905)

Signature Style: The masters of elegance and proportion; traditional sharp cut but with added va-va-voom.

Customers: Jude Law, Guy Ritchie, Noel Gallagher, Cary Grant, Robert Mitchum

Bespoke from €3,800

Semi-bespoke €1,520-2,130

Ready-to-Wear €1,140-1,370

RICHARD JAMES

29 Savile Row, London W1S 2EY

(+44 (0) 20 7434 0605)

Signature Style: Sixties-style slim silhouette with longer jacket and narrower trousers. James designs his own flamboyant, experimental fabrics - camouflage dinner suit, gold pinstripes, loud lurid tweeds. Great shirts, again in bold colours, and a full range of accessories, including signature coloured glass cufflinks.

Customers: Elton John, Hugh Grant

Bespoke €3,215

Ready-to-Wear €1,055-1,405

HENRY POOLE & CO

15 Savile Row, London, W1S 3PJ

(+44 (0) 20 7734 5985)

Signature Style: Two-button, single breasted, with a draped and waisted jacket. Very natural shoulder (not built up). Trousers are slim-bodied, although always "in keeping with the customer's configuration".

Customers: "It is against company policy to divulge customers' names"

Bespoke from €3,195

Ready-to-Wear none

H HUNTSMAN & SONS LTD

11 Savile Row, London W1S 3PS

(+44 (0) 20 7734 7441)

Signature Style: A very fitted, slim look, with a one-button front on a slightly longer jacket with a fairly natural shoulder.

Customers: "It is against company policy to divulge customer's names"

Bespoke from €4,865

Alexander McQueen/Huntsman Collection €3,800-7,600

Ready to Wear Special Order (customer chooses his own fabric, lining etc) €2,120-2,280

Ready-to-Wear €1,520

Gieves and Hawkes

1 Savile Row, London W1S 3J

(+44 (0) 20 7434 2001)

Customers: Admiral Lord Nelson, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Robbie Williams, Liam Gallagher

Signature Style: "We will make what the customer wants - that's what bespoke was always meant to be."

Bespoke from €3,040

Semi-bespoke from €990

Ready-to-Wear from €750

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