Dege & Skinner

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Dege & Skinner
Industry Retailer
Founded 1865
Founder J. Dege and Sons
William Skinner Jr.
Headquarters Savile Row, London, United Kingdom
Products Clothing, Fashion

Dege & Skinner are a bespoke gentleman's tailor located at №10 Savile Row, London.

Dege of Savile Row's logo & label on the back of a neck tie.

Founded in 1865, they are one of the oldest, continually operated bespoke tailoring companies in the world. They possess the unique distinction of having the Row's first and only on-site, bespoke shirt service.[1]

The company has obtained three royal warrants of appointment, Queen Elizabeth II (1984), the Sultan of Oman (1981) and the King of Bahrain (2003).[1] In addition, the firm provides bespoke and military tailoring, with almost half of their clients residing overseas.[2]


Dege & Skinner business was originally based on catering for the needs of the British Army and the Royal Navy, and hence by association the British Royal family.

During the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, Dege & Skinner dressed the Peers of the Realm at Westminster Abbey.[3]


  • 1865 - Founded as J. Dege & Sons.[1]
  • 1916 - William Skinner Jr. joins the firm, who would later take over the business.
  • 1953 - Dege & Skinner dress Peers of the Realm for The Queen's Coronation in 1953.
  • 1964 - first overseas visit to see customers in USA, a practise which continues to this day.
  • 1970 - Michael Skinner appointed Managing Director.
  • 2004 - Michael Skinner appointed Master of the Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors, first practising tailor to be elected to the position for more than 350 years.
  • 2001 - William G Skinner appointed Managing Director, fifth generation of the Skinner family to work in the tailoring trade; Michael Skinner becomes Chairman.
  • 2015 - company celebrates 150 years as a bespoke tailor for men


  1. ^ a b c "Our Shirt Making". Dege & Skinner. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  2. ^ "Dege & Skinner's breaks with tradition to stay in business". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  3. ^ "Savile Row Breaks With Tradition E-Mailing Suit Clients: Retail". Bloomberg Business Week. Archived from the original on 2013-10-02. Retrieved 2013-09-29.