Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A visit to London's historic Thresher & Glenny

Editor's note — This is part of a continuing Pinstripes and Tweed series on custom clothing   

A few weeks back during a visit to London this correspondent stopped by Thresher & Glenny, which is one of the oldest tailors in the unofficial capital of all things sartorial.

With an unbroken line of royal warrants dating back to when King George III ruled over the American colonies, it currently holds the appointment of shirtmakers to Queen Elizabeth II.

Needless to say, that's a lot of history and experience in tailoring the finest of garments — the sort you won't get from an internet-based tailor located somewhere in the Orient.

In the coming weeks, this correspondent will be writing here on PinstripesandTweed.com about the sport jacket and shirt he commissioned from Thresher & Glenny.

In the meantime, here is a preview of what's to come.

PHOTO by PinstripesandTweed.com.

Pictured on the left is what will be a shirt made from wonderfully smooth high-quality Sea Island Egyptian cotton. On the right is the brown Glen plaid with blue over-check cloth for a new sport jacket.

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