Thom Sweeney is a modern British tailor with stores in London and New York. The brand makes tailored and casual clothes that combine understated, masculine design with superior craftsmanship. The house was founded by Savile Row trained tailors Thom Whiddett and Luke Sweeney. The pair met in 2003 at Timothy Everest, one of the most influential tailors of the day, when Thom was Head Cutter and Luke managed the house’s made-to-measure service. Soon after they started working together, they decided to join forces.
Initially, Thom and Luke set up ‘shop’ in a room in London’s Mayfair, where they took private orders. The first Thom Sweeney store opened in 2009, on the site of a former gallery on nearby Weighhouse Street. Today, this space is home to Thom Sweeney’s team of bespoke tailors and apprentices, and offers clients a refined space in which to relax, socialise and order clothes.
Thom and Luke launched their first ready-to-wear collection on Mr Porter in 2013, and continue to design capsule collections for Mr Porter today. A second Thom Sweeney store, focused on ready-to-wear and made-to-measure tailoring opened on Bruton Place in 2014. The brand’s New York outpost followed suit in late 2017.
Today, Thom Sweeney makes clothes with a contemporary approach, understated design and the craftsmanship expected of luxury British menswear. The name Thom Sweeney is internationally recognised and their ready-to-wear is stocked in the most discerning retailers around the world, while their bespoke tailors travel far beyond Mayfair’s confines to cities such as New York, Stockholm and Geneva.
Thom Sweeney offers different types of tailoring for consumers. With bespoke, they create a “pattern” or template from scratch; your garment is then made by hand, at their Weighhouse Street store. With made-to-measure, they adapt an existing template or “block” to your specifications; your garment is then made by machine, in the same Italian factory that produces their ready-to-wear.