BESPOKE shirts at one time were more associated with Jermyn Street but in recent years some of the Jermyn Street specialists have moved within Savile Row houses and other Row firms have established their own bespoke shirt services.
Dege & Skinner, for example, has master shirtmaker Robert Whittaker on view at the back of their showroom, making shirts to order, as below.
But top quality readymade shirts are also on sale, with Dege & Skinner recently launching a collection designed by Robert Whittaker that sales director Graham Lawless reports has proved very popular.
The more high quality lines that the tailors are able to offer the better, helping the Row to lure customers from those ready-to-wear shops in Bond Street and Regent Street. And customers brought in for one thing are then tempted (as reported from Benson & Clegg on the preceding page) to go on to the full bespoke.