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Friday, October 28, 2005

Savile Row Tailor Thomas Mahon in New York

Thomas Mahon ,Savile Row Tailor and author of the blog English Cut, was in New York recently taking orders from his growing American clientele. The Sartorialist asked Thomas a few questions before the beer started flowing.

How is your American customer different from your English or French customer?
The Americans appreciate that I travel to see them. Because London and Paris are closer, there it's taken more for granted. My traveling is especially appreciated on the US West Coast.

Has your blog had an effect on your business? if so more in the UK or the US?
The blog has helped my business considerably, especially in America. Where it has proved particuarly helpful is bringing new people into the Savile Row experience, which has always been a problem for us tailors..
How has the aura of "Savile Row" shaped the expectations of your
American customers. Do they insist on a very traditional "English Cut".
Very much so. My customers are particualarly looking for something to differentiate themselves from the far more common Italian style, which I'm happy to do for them.

What would you like to see more American men wearing?
More bespoke, from anyone- Italian, English, Hong Kong, it doesn't matter.

What is the most satisfying element of your work?
A delighted customer, and maybe a shared drink afterwards.

Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp which would you most like to dress?
I have no preference. However, if I could choose an actor, it would have to be Daniel Craig, the new James Bond. He's got a bit of an edge to him.

Comments on "Savile Row Tailor Thomas Mahon in New York"


Blogger hugh said ... (10:59 AM) : 

That's a really great photo of Thomas. This is Hugh, Thomas' webmaster. I took the liberty of putting it up on English Cut.

I gave you a credit and a link- I hope that's kosher. Let me know if it isn't.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:11 AM) : 

More bespoke. Bespoke is the new... old style bespoke.


Blogger Loubetty said ... (11:59 PM) : 

Thomas with a pouch?! Not with you on that one.


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Anonymous Ljerka-Susanna-Lukic said ... (3:29 PM) : 



Anonymous costume jewellery uk said ... (6:49 AM) : 

Lets hope the exchange rate will help the English Cut make it bigger in the US.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:26 AM) : 

Does a zoot suit matching tie and glasses define understated elegance.I love this suit.What is better dressed understated or boldness.


Anonymous Jamie Prince said ... (11:31 AM) : 

Savile Row, can't beat it.


Anonymous ken hill said ... (2:37 PM) : 

A man who is suited and booted will always turn my head!


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