November 18. 2016
“Individuality expressed through craftsmanship and style”
Henry Poole &
Co and DAKS
have a long established history, dating back to the 1990s. The collaboration
started when Henry Poole & Co
designed and developed an exclusive pattern for tailored garments at DAKS. Today, the relationship between
the brands stands strong and DAKS are
now offering bespoke Henry Poole & Co
suits, tailored to one’s own taste and measurements, at their 10 Old Bond
Street store. Here you can view the
luxury fabrics and styles on offer in order to create the perfect bespoke suit.
Henry Poole &
Co dates back to 1806 when founder, James Poole,
started his professional life as a linen draper in London. In 1846 James’s son Henry inherited the family
business and with his charisma and interest for the aristocratic world he
became what today would be called a “celebrity tailor”.
The company has a long history adorned with acclaim
from many prestigious customers and by 1900 Henry
Poole & Co was named the largest bespoke tailor in the world, employing
over 300 tailors and cutters. Famous customers include Charles Dickens, Sir
Winston Churchill, Tsar Alexander II of Russia and Charles de Gaulle.
The company proudly holds two Royal Warrants, the first
appointed by Napoleon in 1858 and the second one as Court Tailor (and later
Livery Tailor) was granted by Her Majesty Queen Victoria in 1869 and still endures to this day.
The firm has resisted all calls to sell ready-to-wear or
made-to-measure suits from its Savile Row flagship and state that “A Henry
Poole & Co Suit is purely bespoke”. Suits are measured, cut, fitted, sewn
and finished entirely by hand. The process involves three fittings and over 60
hours of hard work and excellent craftsmanship.