Savile Row ‘Tailored To Weather Brexit Storm’

by MR Magazine Staff

The “godfather of Savile Row” today played down fears London’s luxury menswear businesses will take a battering from the Brexit vote, and said the lucrative tailor industry will not be affected. Angus Cundey MBE, the veteran chairman of Savile Row tailor Henry Poole & Co, told the Standard: “Despite the apparent world turmoil, I do not consider Brexit will in anyway damage Savile Row tailoring companies.” His firm has been on the Mayfair street famous for sharp suits, ties and tuxedos since 1846, and has made suits for Winston Churchill and Charles Dickens. Cundey who is also a member of the Savile Row Bespoke Association, said its trade with Europe has weakened over the last decade and now the U.S. is its largest market followed by the UK. Japan and China are also growing markets. He does not expect demand from this customer base to dry up. Read more at Evening Standard.