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.

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  1. hugh

    October 24, 2005 at 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.

    http://www.englishcut.com/archives/000003.html

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

  2. skinnyrita

    January 12, 2006 at 8:11 am

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

  3. Loubetty

    April 3, 2006 at 11:59 pm

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

  4. Kenny

    July 19, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Experience an easier way of shopping for bespoke suits & shirts at Euro Tailors

    Kenny Surtani

  5. Ljerka-Susanna-Lukic

    August 24, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    GREAT!!!
    Susan,Designer&Writer,Toronto
    ARTS&LETTERS
    COUTURE

  6. costume jewellery uk

    April 7, 2010 at 6:49 am

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

  7. Anonymous

    May 24, 2010 at 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.

  8. Jamie Prince

    October 28, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Savile Row, can't beat it.

  9. ken hill

    March 14, 2011 at 2:37 pm

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

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