Our History

L.G. Wilkinson was founded in 1919 and has occupied the same premises since 1924.  Since 1954, it has become the primary exporter of traditional Savile Row bespoke garments to Germany.  Garments are cut and made in 11 St. George Street using traditional techniques.  The fifth generation family owned business has an unparalleled collection of historical cloths and trimmings which enable it to offer the customer a unique opportunity to order an original bespoke garment.  In 2014, L.G. Wilkinson will celebrate 60 years of travelling by Jaguar to Germany, where customers visit Mr. Wilkinson to order and try on new bespoke clothes.

Brief History of L.G. Wilkinson

L.G. Wilkinson is the oldest family owned bespoke tailoring house in London. We have occupied our current shop in St. George Street since November 1924. Tailoring activity has existed at the building for in excess of one hundred years.

The firm is named after the current proprietor’s grandfather, Leslie Garnham Wilkinson. He was the third generation bespoke tailor in the family which hails from Boston, Lincolnshire.

L.G.Wilkinson Heritage

The first two generations of tailor in the Wilkinson family were David Wilkinson and David Robert Wilkinson. David Wilkinson trained for a firm in Boston before opening his first shop in Pump Square. The building housing this shop still exists. Boston was a major costal port town and, as with many successful trading cities and towns in England, had a demand for bespoke tailoring.