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Since 1821…

Norton & Sons were tailors to the Gentlemen of the City of London. As the world changed, so too has Norton & Sons. For quite some time now we have also welcomed anyone desiring of the finest clothing available to them, dressing men, women and children regardless of their social standing or where they come from. Founded by Walter Norton and originally located on the Strand, the business flourished and in 1859 then Guv'nor George James Norton was granted the Freedom of the City of London in recognition of his services to tailoring.  In the 1860's Norton & Sons moved to Savile Row to join the ranks of tailors in what was to become the home of bespoke clothing.

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Norton & Sons continued to thrive in the 20th century incorporating the celebrated Savile Row houses Hammond & Co, J. Hoare & Co, E. Tautz & Sons and Todhouse Reynard & Co. We are proud to have been tailors to the royal households of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Prussia, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom, and to three US Presidents.

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Exploring the world

Through a long history of tailoring for clients bound for Africa, India and the near East, Norton & Sons developed an expertise in lightweight clothing; Lord Carnarvon wore Norton & Sons when he opened Tutankhamen's tomb.


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Beyond the row

Norton & Sons clothed many of the best dressed men and women of the last century, including Cary Grant, King George V, and Anthony J Drexel Biddle, the first man to be named America’s Best Dressed Man. The house enjoyed a long association with the famed British Couturier Hardy Amies and to this day Norton & Sons works closely with the fashion industry of London, New York, and Paris, cutting and sewing tailored pieces for a long list of celebrated designers.


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The Norton & Sons' name has only ever been attached to the finest bespoke tailoring. We have no licences anywhere and have just one shop here at 16 Savile Row. Every suit that bears our name is cut and sewn by hand in our workrooms by our team of cutters and tailors. 

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