Benson & Clegg is a bespoke tailor on Jermyn Street with a unique specialism in buttons and badges. It was founded in London in 1937 by Harry Benson and Thomas Clegg, two tailors with thirty years cutting experience and an ambition to bring their own take on tailoring to customers. In 1944, they received their first Royal Warrant as tailors to King George VI, followed by a second Royal Warrant in 1992 as supplier of buttons, badges, and military neckwear to HRH Prince of Wales which they still proudly do.
They decided to move closer to the heart of London’s bespoke tailoring scene in 1976, setting up shop in Picadilly Arcade on Jermyn Street, the location of their salon today. All of their suits are cut and stitched in the workshop on the premise by their experienced team who spend a minimum of 50 hours on a bespoke creation.
The house style is a three-piece suit designed to follow the natural contours of the body. They work to a clean, square shoulder that accentuates the waist and sits closer on the hips. Trousers follow a traditional English cut. The final result is a traditional, British gentleman look, popular the world over, as proved by their regular trips to Washington DC and New York for fittings with overseas clients. Made-to-measure and ready-to-wear suits are also available, as are a range of accessories including cummerbunds, cufflinks, socks, hatbands, and ties that come in a variety of fabrics and designs, including special military and university specific patterns.
Their extensive range of buttons and badges for blazers include specific designs for military and naval, sports clubs, and universities, as well as classic symbols and motifs. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or you want something more personal, such as your initials or family crest, an engraving service is available that can be applied to cufflinks, buttons, tie slides, pin badges, or lapel pins.