Premium UK fabrics meet ever-classic patterns in English Cut’s bespoke suits, which are meticulously measured and cut in any number of custom styles, such as a three-piece option (left, from $1,750), perfect for fighting the late fall chill.
Fashion-forward men rejoice: No more flying to London for hand-cut suits—Savile Row is here, now, in Boston. Bespoke tailoring service English Cut, a Savile Row institution since its 2001 inception, has opened its second atelier not in Paris or Milan but in the Back Bay, at the Mandarin Oriental Boston. Its opening marks the arrival of hand-cut suits that are “soft tailored” (soft interlinings, felxible seams, stylish draping) in the traditional English manner, an artisanal process that’s a world away from pulling something off the rack.
“We don’t want to just fill a person’s wardrobe with our products,” says founder Thomas Mahon. “We want to engage, guide, and inspire them so that we keep our key values of transparency and trust. Without customers knowing the true value of a product you’ll never build anything special.” Mahon, the former head cutter for legendary Savile Row tailors Anderson & Sheppard, opened English Cut to offer the very best of traditional craftsmanship but with a modern aesthetic.
Top-tier English cloths and techniques marry with slimmer, shorter silhouettes to create a new era for bespoke suiting. And the city is taking notice. “We already have good friends in Boston,” says Mahon. “I really enjoy this beautiful city. I hope our straightforward approach to delivering quality and value will be much valued here.” 776 Boylston St., 617-603-2944