Five of Europe’s top bespoke tailors and the suits that distinguish them.
A gentleman’s relationship with his tailor can be as intimate and personal as the one he has with his physician. To provide the best-fitting clothes, a tailor must not only advise on form and style but also understand a man’s physique, lifestyle, and business. This level of service is increasingly rare: Only a handful of European tailors continue to uphold the time-honored traditions of the trade, some of them catering to the needs of multiple generations within the same families. Here is an insider’s look at the history and offerings of five of Europe’s most esteemed artisans, most of whom operate out of small ateliers where they can furnish their clientele with truly bespoke experiences.