Savile Row, is a small, yet notorious street located in the heart of London and is known worldwide for its top class, bespoke tailoring services.
The street has a rich history dating back to the early 1800s and has been home to some of the world’s most renowned tailors, making it a must-visit destination for anyone seeking high-quality, bespoke suits. If you’re planning an international visit to Savile Row, you’ll always find the most exquisite tailoring on this stylist street. We guide you to our international clients’ guide to Savile row tailoring.
While Savile Row has always been popular among locals and European customers, it’s also a go-to destination for international business men looking for the best tailoring experience that they can fit into their London stopovers. Our own clients have travelled from as far as Japan, Greece, Hong Kong and Egypt to name a few. Some stop by to get the best from the best in Savile Row and make time in their schedule to treat themselves to something truly special.
If you’re looking to schedule a visit to Savile Row, here are a few things you may find useful in your search for the best tailors in Savile Row. Or you can book a call here to discuss how to work with us.
Savile Row has a rich history of bespoke tailoring, it’s a place where you can immerse yourself in a world of bespoke tailoring and see the skill and craftsmanship that goes into every garment. By visiting Savile Row, you’ll be able to experience the tradition and expertise that’s been passed down from generation to generation. A true bespoke suit will meet you with hand basted stitching, so that your entire suit is seen in all of its initial glory, from here you’ll have a number of fittings to make sure it’s fine tuned to perfection.
A true, authentic Savile Row suit has to be made within a 30 mile radius of Savile Row or on Savile Row itself. It’s not unusual for one tailor to make the jacket and another to make the trousers. They require different levels of expertise and take almost as many years of training as a medical student.
The word traditional can sometimes mean ‘stuffy, outdated and stayed’. At Alexandra Wood we are well known for offering a lighter touch to our Savile Row experience. Our clients travel internationally to visit us for an experience paired with honest, style guidance along with exclusive designs that offer Savile Row tailoring with a fresh, modern twist. While respectful of the traditions of Savile Row, at Alexandra Wood, we also recognised that the Row also needed a fresh new stance from a woman who has a stylish vision for men.
Quality and Craft
When you step into a Savile Row tailor’s shop, you’ll immediately notice the attention to detail and the level of craftsmanship that goes into every garment. Savile Row tailors pride themselves on their meticulous attention to detail, from the selection of the finest fabrics to the hand-sewn finishing touches that make each garment unique.
They have an eye for detail and a dedication to quality that’s hard to find anywhere else. For example if you have a pinstripe suit made (Albeit a fabric that is fairly dated in today’s world), every stripe will meet the lapels, pockets and piping. It’s these details that do not pass a Savile Row tailor by.
At Alexandra Wood we offer private appointments to our international clients in a private, relaxed space where you’ll be guided to what suits you best, with a full explanation of the fabrics, designs and styles that will suit you best (pardon the pun) From one bespoke suit to an entire bespoke collection, you can let your imagination run wild. (And if you don’t have any clue, that’s fine too- as we take you under our stylish wing to reveal you at your most stylish self)
One of the things that sets Savile Row tailors apart is the dedication to personalised service. From the initial consultation to the final fitting, you’ll be working with a tailor who will take the time to understand your style, preferences, and needs.
They’ll guide you through the process of creating a suit that’s uniquely yours, ensuring that every detail is perfect. You’ll get a one-on-one experience that’s tailored specifically to you, and you’ll come away with a garment that fits you like a glove.
Fabrics, Design and Style
Savile Row tailors have access to some of the finest fabrics in the world, offering a wide range of options, from classic and timeless designs to more contemporary and trendy styles. We help you select the right fabric and style that suits your tastes and personality, creating a suit that’s not only comfortable but also stylish and elegant.
Alexandra Wood stays ahead with a fresh knowledge of innovative new fabrics, on trend styles yet always timeless.
From linen blends that offer all of the cool, crisp delights of linen but with modern fibres that have been added to ensure the linen is tamed. You’ll be carefully guided to what will work for you, your natural style and lifestyle best. If you require an anti spill fabric – We’ve also got that for you!
An Experience To Remember
Visiting Savile Row is more than just getting a bespoke suit. It’s an experience that you’ll never forget. From the moment you step into a tailor’s showroom, you’ll be transported to a world of luxury and elegance. You’ll have the opportunity to work with some of the most talented and experienced tailors in the world, and you’ll come away with a garment that’s unique and perfectly tailored to your needs.
Savile Row is a must-visit destination for anyone who wants to experience the best of bespoke tailoring. Whether you’re looking for a classic, timeless suit or a more contemporary and trendy style, Savile Row tailors have the skill, expertise, and dedication to create a garment that’s perfect for you.
The next time you’re in London, make sure to take a trip to Savile Row and see for yourself why it’s the world’s most famous street for bespoke tailoring.
The Alexandra Wood tailoring experience
Named recently as The Queensman of Savile Row by jet setters Cloud magazine, Alexandra is paving the way for a more fun, relaxed modern version of Savile Row. For Alexandra it’s all about you, the client and getting the very best from you. Believing that looking and feeling good is both internal and external, her natural style eye knows intrinsically what looks good on any man. By tuning to the words you’re saying; she quickly picks up on your natural personality, lifestyle and other necessary pieces of information such as skin tone, body shape and style personality, to be able to create you bespoke tailoring that you’ll love wearing.
To book your international visit with Alexandra Wood, Savile Row’s first female tailor, to make you a truly bespoke suit with a fresh modern touch, please book a call with us here to schedule your appointment.
We also house our wardrobe design at our main design headquarters in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire which is located a 10 minute drive from Stansted Airport.