For 2019, Benson & Clegg goes back to its roots, drawing inspiration from its rich tailoring heritage to inspire a collection that is bold, modern and innovative in design.
Since our establishment in 1937, Benson & Clegg has become synonymous with quality craftsmanship and sartorial excellence, hallmarks that have defined exquisite English tailoring for centuries. From our home in Mayfair’s Piccadilly Arcade, we continue to set the standard of sartorial excellence, inspiring well-dressed gentlemen the world over.
For 2019, we see the launch of the Capsule Collection, the first ready to wear range from the tailoring house to be wholly designed and made in London, with head designer Oliver Cross taking inspiration from the brand’s longstanding heritage as master tailors. Designed to be a contemporary addition to the modern gentleman’s wardrobe, flattering silhouettes and a refined aesthetic combine with rich tones and luxurious textures to form the foundation of this versatile collection.
At the heart of the collection is the Donegal wool suit. Created with ease and comfort in mind while demonstrating an exquisite level of craftsmanship, this handsome suit retains the famous Benson & Clegg signature cut, featuring strong shoulders, generous lapels and a flattering line through the body. Crafted from an exclusive cloth from Holland & Sherry, this suit is durable while remaining elegant.
The collection celebrates our enduring bond with the St James’s gentleman’s club, personified through our re-imagining of the iconic navy blazer which has been beautifully crafted in a navy hopsack cloth woven in Italy. Both lightweight and breathable, this versatile piece exudes a contemporary feel while maintaining a firmly British air.
Our evening wear is defined by our classic smoking jacket, hand-tailored in a luxuriously soft midnight blue velvet from French cloth mill, Dormeuil, Satin faced peak lapels, military inspired embroidery and a contemporary cut all combine to create a fresh twist on a timeless design.
Informed by the past but created with an air of contemporary style, the Capsule Collection perfectly encapsulates the Benson & Clegg philosophy that fine tailoring should be accessible to all and reflects our expertise as master tailors, while always embodying its own unique identity.