Gieves & Hawkes
Headquartered at No.1 Savile Row, Gieves & Hawkes is the ultimate mens’ style destination and an internationally renowned Bespoke tailor and menswear Brand with stores around the UK and international distribution in China, Europe and the United States.
No.1 Savile Row itself has a legendary history; originally an aristocratic private home in the 18th Century. The Royal Geographical Society moved in during the 19th Century and it became the epicentre of Victorian exploration and adventure. Hawkes moved in to the famous address in 1913 and the building has been well known to the most stylish and influential of men ever since.
The history of Gieves & Hawkes is in reality the story of two separate houses, which merged just 40 years ago.
Established in 1784, Gieves became a celebrated supplier of the British Royal Navy and Hawkes, founded in 1771, of the British Army. Their most famous customers, Admiral Lord Nelson and Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington, were the two most important commanders in British history, whose great victories at Trafalgar in 1805 and Waterloo in 1815 against the French emperor Napoleon established Great Britain as a major maritime and land power and precipitated the growth of the British Empire during the rest of the 19th century.
Both Gieves and Hawkes played their part in this enterprise through their service to the Royal Navy and the British Army. Furthermore both companies have supplied no less than ten generations of British Royalty, from King George III in 1809 up to the present day Queen Elizabeth II, her son the Prince of Wales and her grandsons, the Princes William and Harry.
The ultimate expression of mens’ style, Bespoke tailoring is still handmade on the premises at No.1. Clients come from all over the world to be fitted for their orders, or come to see their Head Cutter at our Bespoke Trunk Shows at The Mark Hotel in New York.