Both Hawkes and Gieves played their part in the expansion of the British Empire during the 19th. and early 20th. centuries. In fact the two companies could hardly have had better military credentials than having The Duke of Wellington and Lord Nelson as customers.
A Gieves & Hawkes bespoke suit represents the pinnacle of Savile Row tailoring. Each garment is made by hand, drawing upon the skills of up to five highly trained craftspeople in the bespoke workrooms at No.1 Savile Row.