Dressing royalty and regiments with Dege & Skinner

Savile Row’s Dege & Skinner not only caters to the well-heeled gentleman’s suiting needs, but is also responsible for the military uniforms worn by decorated individuals worldwide. A morning spent in this hive of sartorial activity unearthed some fascinating stories, garments, and well-known names…

Ready for parade

One of just two family-run bespoke tailors remaining on Savile Row, a morning spent with Dege & Skinner Managing Director William Skinner is a rare chance to see what has made this firm the chosen outfitter of countless military regiments for over 150 years. The only tailors to visit the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst while terms are in session, Skinner’s team is a part of an army officer’s dress from day one. Of course, many clients become accustomed to the first-class fit and finesse of its military outfits and choose Dege & Skinner for their civilian clothing needs, resulting in a client list steeped in fame and glory for bespoke suiting. From British royalty, such as Princes Harry and William, to Middle Eastern kings, the work of Dege & Skinner is in demand from all corners of the earth, thanks to the unique talents of the storied firm. Although Savile Row may feature plenty of superlative tailors, there’s only one place to go for a military man…

Photos: Robert Cooper for Classic Driver © 2017