Nestled in the heart of Marylebone is a menswear store dedicated to well-made tailored classics with a focus on honest pricing for luxury garments. Blending a mix of British and Italian manufactured garments you can find a host of chore jackets, shirting and polo shirts along with made-to-measure tailoring using cloth form the best mills. Scottish knitwear sits next to Manchester made t-shirts and Italian made jackets.

My favourite items are the Lowgil Chore Jacket and the long-point collared shirts.

Last summer I got a made-to-measure navy seersucker suit using Solbiati fabric. The process and experience was smooth and pleasant. If you want a summer suit, get in early so you don't get disappointed and get it in time, as the factories do close late July / August. I went with a notch lapel jacket with double vents and patch pockets with straight leg trousers with a 2" turn-up. I plan on getting some flannel trousers next.

You can also get a hold of a pair of Cubbitts sunglasses or a Unimatic watch along with artisan socks for all occasions.

James Priestley came to London originally from Yorkshire to study tailoring after growing up around mills and factories. After cutting his teeth in tailoring he started working for brands gaining experience and working on their wholesale expansion, including the likes of Drake's.

William Crabtree & Sons
15 New Quebec Street
London W1 7RT