Company name: Gieves & Hawkes

Website: gievesandhawkes.com

Year founded: 1771

Headquarters: United Kingdom

Parent: Trinity

Gieves & Hawkes are a bespoke men’s tailor and menswear line located at 1 Savile Row, London, founded in 1771 and owned by the Hong Kong conglomerate Trinity Ltd. Gieves and Hawkes is one of the oldest continual bespoke tailoring companies in the world. Gieves & Hawkes’ business was originally based on catering to the needs of the British Army and the Royal Navy, and hence by association the British Royal family. After coming to London in 1760, Thomas Hawkes set up his first shop in 1771 in Brewer Street, catering to gentlemen. His main clients were commanders of the British Army, through which King George III became a customer. He expanded his retail operation by moving to No.17 (later number No.14) Piccadilly in 1793, where he gained the first of many Royal Warrants in 1809.

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