Thought to be the world’s oldest tailors, Ede & Ravenscroft began life on Aldwych in 1689. Today, you’ll find their main premise on Chancery Lane, where it has been since 1868, conveniently located near the Royal Courts of Justice as they provide gowns and wigs for legal professionals. They’re also well known for dressing students for their graduation ceremonies, have created the robes for 12 coronations, and are one of the few companies to hold all three royal warrants to the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Prince of Wales.
The Chancery Lane store is truly the heart of the business, with the head office based upstairs, and its interiors reflect its rich heritage with a racing car green shop sign, dark wooden paneling and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Don’t let the gentlemanly aesthetic fool you though, there’s as much for women as there is men.
They’ve moved into the modern day with a line of ready-to-wear clothing and accessories for casual and business occasions but you can also arrange an appointment at this traditionally outfitted store for bespoke tailoring services.
While the company also has an outpost on Mayfair’s Burlington Gardens, adjacent to iconic tailoring destination Savile Row, the Chancery Lane store will appeal to those who appreciate history as much as sartorialism.