In 1944, after years of dedicated service, Benson & Clegg were granted the Royal Warrant to His Majesty King George VI. The King had originally been a customer of the company whilst holding the title of His Royal Highness The Duke of York back in 1937, but following his accession to the throne Benson & Clegg were formally granted the honour of the Royal Warrant as his bespoke tailors. In being given this honour, we were responsible for the creation of the King’s formal attire including his suits, morning dress, as well as a large proportion of his military uniform. In fact, our tailors were responsible for the creation of the King’s famous double naval coat. Throughout his reign, King George VI epitomised style and sophistication, dressing in a manner and tone that was admired across the globe and encapsulated the very essence of traditional British tailoring.