If you are heading to the races, you need to make sure you are doing so in the perfect race day suit. With all the photos that will be taken when you are celebrating that big win, you need to feel confident in what you are wearing.
To help you find the perfect suit, we have listed below the five best shops in London. There is something to suit every style and every budget. Good luck!
Kent & Haste
7 Sackville Street, W1
If you want to go all out with your race day suit and are looking for something tailored, perhaps you should consider the Duke of Edinburgh’s favourite tailor, Kent & House. A bit of a hidden gem, this store is just off Savile Row where some of the most famous tailors are based, meaning that it often gets missed. Kent & Haste now have a loyal (and royal) following, with 80 years experience between them.
11 Savile Row, W1
If you are undecided on what kind of look you want to go for, Huntsman offers a wide range of different styles for you to choose from. From a green velvet to a herringbone, they have you covered. Standing on the famous Savile Row, Huntsman have over 167 years experience making the highest quality, traditional clothes and now even have a store in New York too.
66 Jermyn Street, SW1
Once you have sorted your trousers and jacket, it’s time to search for the perfect shirt. Emma Willis is a much smaller and more intimate shop with a friendly feel. All shirts are handmade in the brand’s Gloucester workshop to the highest specification and have mother of pearl buttons and single needle stitching. What makes Emma Willis extra special is that she make complementary shirts for soldiers and runs a registered charity called “Style for Soldiers”.
11 Devonshire Row, EC2
If you are short on time, Edit Suits offer a service like no other, measuring for your suit at a place that works for you. That means that they will come to your home or work place, taking next to no time out of your day. They even take pictures to record your slope and stance and check the level of your shoulders with something resembling a spirit level. The attention to detail and quirky gadgets make Edit Suits really stand out. With a wide range of fabrics, buttons and pockets to choose from, you can get a suit personalised just for you.
47 Approach Road, E2
Offering their service by appointment only, Beggars Run create a more quirky suit. If you are looking for something a bit different to make you stand out from the crowd, their range of choices are likely to satisfy your needs. Their high quality suits are made with English fabrics and despite being unique, their patterns and styles ooze a traditional gentlemanly feel.