In this video, Hanger Project founder Kirby Allison takes a trip into Henry Poole, the oldest bespoke suit maker on Savile Row in London. Henry Poole & Co Tailors is known for being one of the oldest and the original tailors on Savile Row, arguably the most famous tailoring street in the world.
Kirby Allison is joined by Simon Cundey, a seventh-generation owner of Henry Poole, who leads Allison on a tour throughout the entire Savile Row shop and factory, giving a detailed account of the company and its rich history.
Not content with just being the oldest tailors on Savile Row, Henry Poole is also famous for having invented the tuxedo. Hear Cundey tell the story of how the tuxedo was first designed for the Prince of Wales, before becoming a staple icon of gentlemen’s fashion.