Member of the Week | Gieves & Hawkes
Gieves & Hawkes have over 200 years’ experience in creating the finest bespoke garments. The pre-eminent English tailors are internationally renowned for quality with an impressive dignitary cliental.
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 Asia, Europe and the United States. There is a global distribution through the worlds most famous stores including Harrods, Selfridges, Bergdorf Goodman in New York and Le Bon Marche in Paris.
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 our building has been well known to the most stylish and influential of men ever since.
However 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 our Head Cutter at our Bespoke Trunk Shows at The Mark Hotel in New York.
The Gieves & Hawkes brand is infused with Aristocratic, Royal and Political heritage and timeless style which resonates internationally. The beating heart of this rich provenance is our commitment to handmade, Bespoke tailoring and the associated craft and an unyielding commitment to quality. Gieves & Hawk brand is equally in demand for their spectrum of business, wedding and casual attire. The weekend clothing ranges from chinos to crewnecks, from casual shirts to bomber jackets- with usual spread of accessories including belts, bags and scarfs.
Famous clients include David Beckham, Colin Firth, Daniel Craig, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Robbie Williams, Jonah Hill, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andy Murray, Luke Evans, Kevin Spacey, David Cameron MP, Gordon Brown MP (former UK Prime Ministers). Historic clients include: FM The Duke of Wellington, Admiral Lord Nelson, Sir Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Ian Fleming, Michael Jackson. With many generations of venerable clients, Gieves & Hawkes is uniquely positioned to meet the strictest codes and rules of dressing from Black tie, White tie, morning dress or creating unique garments for Coronations and State Occasions. Just as important, a gentleman’s every day wardrobe is taken care of with military precision and customary style.
Find out more: www.gievesandhawkes.com