Savile Row Tailors
Norton & Sons was established on London’s Strand in 1821 by English tailor Walter Norton who built a thriving business in the City of London. Walter’s son James Norton joined the firm and in 1859 was granted the Freedom of the City of London in recognition of his services to tailoring. In the 1860’s Norton & Sons moved to Mayfair, join the swelling ranks of Savile Row tailors.
Norton & Sons continued to thrive in the latter half of the 20th century incorporated the celebrated Savile Row houses Hammond & Co, E. Tautz & Sons, J. Hoare & Co and Todhouse Reynard. Between these illustrious houses are proudly held ancient Royal Warrants to four successive British monarchs as well as warrants to the royal households of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Prussia, Spain, and Portugal. We have also clothed to two US Presidents.
Norton’s made a name for dressing sportsmen and adventurers such as the young Winston Churchill, for whom we made everything from dinner suits to racing silks. We clothed many of the best dressed men of the past two centuries, including King Edward VII, Cary Grant, Bing Crosby and Anthony J Drexel Biddle, America’s Best Dressed Man. Our tailors developed an expertise in lightweight clothing for customers bound for Africa and the East; Lord Carnarvon was wearing a Norton & Sons suit when he opened Tutankhamen's tomb. Our contemporary lightweight unstructured tailoring continues this tradition.
Norton & Sons has long enjoyed an association with the fashion world, having made for famed French Couturiers Charles Frederick Worth and Paul Poiret, and worked for many years with couturier to the Queen Sir Hardy Amies. The House’s connection with the world of fashion has over the last decade worked with celebrated designers including Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Kim Jones and Christopher Kane, as well as several of the world’s greatest luxury brands.
The Norton & Sons name has only ever been attached to the finest tailored clothing. We have no licences anywhere and have just one address; 16 Savile Row.