Leonard Logsdail

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Leonard Logsdail
Born (1950-09-11) 11 September 1950 (age 68)
London, England
Occupation Tailor
Years active 1971–present

Leonard Logsdail (born September 11, 1950 in London, England) is a bespoke tailor, based in Manhattan, New York, specializing in men's suits.[1] He is described as one of the finest bespoke tailors in the men’s suit business.[2] All of Logsdail's suits are crafted and perfected on-site in his New York City location.[3][4][5] He is credited for making Savile Row tailoring a local option in New York.[6][7] Logsdail is known for creating high-end suits, including lining jackets with Hermes silk scarves.[6][8] CNBC talk show host, economist and fashion icon Larry Kudlow has his suits made by Leonard Logsdail.[6][9] Logsdail has created suits for award-winning films, and is recognized as one of cinema's most sought-after tailors.[10][11] Logsdail has collaborated with esteemed film directors Steven Spielberg, Robert de Niro, Oliver Stone, Ridley Scott, and Martin Scorcese.[12][13][10][8] He has had a cameo acting role as a tailor in The Wolf of Wall Street, Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps and The Good Shepherd.[14][12][13][10][8]

Career[edit]

Logsdail left traditional school at the age of 15, and spent 3 years in tailoring school before entering the industry with high aspirations and a passion for men’s suits.[15] By the age of 21, Logsdail started his own business. He opened his doors in 1971 on Carnaby Street in London. A few years later, he moved his business to Savile Row.[2] In 1991, Logsdail moved his business from Savile Row to midtown Manhattan New York. His atelier has remained in the same location since 1991, at 9 East 53rd Street, New York, NY.[12][16][17]

Personal life[edit]

While his tailoring business was in London, Logsdail made business trips to the United States, and on one of them, met a woman from Philadelphia who he fell in love with, and soon married in 1988.[12] Logsdail and his wife Barbara reside in Stamford, Connecticut. He has 8 children. His son, Leonard, began working with him in 2012.[8]

Costume and Wardrobe in Film and Television[edit]

Title Year Role Ref(s)
All the Way 2016 Costumer [13]
Zoolander 2 2016 Costumer [13]
Bridge of Spies 2015 Costumer [13]
The Intern 2015 Tailor [13]
Spotlight 2015 Tailor [13]
Ricki and the Flash 2015 Costumer [13]
Magic Mike XXL 2015 Costumer [13][18]
Carol 2015 Costumer [13]
Blue Bloods 2013-2014 Costumer (two episodes) [13]
Winter’s Tale 2014 Costumer [10][13]
RoboCop 2014 Costumer [10][13]
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014 Tailor [13]
The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 Costumer (uncredited) and acting cameo [10][13]
White House Down 2013 Costumer [13]
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight 2013 Costumer [13]
The Great Gatsby 2013 Costumer [13]
The Dictator 2012 Costumer (uncredited) [13]
Tower Heist 2011 Costumer [13]
The Smurfs 2011 Tailor [13]
Mr. Popper’s Penguins 2011 Costumer [13]
2011 MTV Movie Awards 2011 Costumer [13]

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Mildred Pierce 2011 Tailor (5 episodes) [13]
Morning Glory 2010 Tailor [13]
The A-Team 2010 Tailor [13]
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 2010 Costumer and acting cameo [10][13][14]
Shutter Island 2010 Costumer (uncredited) [10][13]
Surrogates 2009 Costumer [13]
The Box 2009 Costumer [13]
Julie & Julia 2009 Costumer (uncredited) [13]
The Taking of Pelham 123 2009 Costumer [13]
81st Academy Awards 2009 Costumer [13]
Lipstick Jungle 2008 Tailor (2 episodes) [13]
Frost/Nixon 2008 Costumer [10][13]
Deception 2008 Tailor [13]
American Gangster 2007 Costumer [10][13]
Perfect Stranger 2007 Costumer [13]
The Good Shepherd 2006 Costumer and acting cameo [10][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inc., M. Shanken Communications,. "Return of the Smoking Jacket | News & Features". CigarAficionado.com. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  2. ^ a b Trepanier, Dan (February 2015). "Lessons from a Master Cutter Feat. Leonard Logsdail". Articles of Style. 
  3. ^ "A glass of red with Kempson and Logsdail". Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  4. ^ "Top 40 Best Suit Brands For Men - Where To Buy A Suit And What It Will Cost You". Next Luxury. 2017-02-24. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Leonard Logsdail -- Profile". Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  6. ^ a b c Ferla, Ruth La (1999-10-17). "The Return of the Suit That Speaks (Quietly) for Itself". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  7. ^ Hurt, Harry III (2005-07-30). "I'm Here to See a Man About a Suit". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Le Noeud Papillon Of Sydney - For Lovers Of Bow Ties: Leonard Logsdail - Famed New York Tailor And Suit Maker For Some Of Your Favourite Cinema Characters - A Short Interview". Le Noeud Papillon Of Sydney - For Lovers Of Bow Ties. 2015-03-17. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  9. ^ Stone, Roger (2012-01-03). "StoneZone's 2011 Best and Worst Dressed". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Romano, Nick (December 2013). "Suiting Up for 'The Wolf of Wall Street': A Chat With One of Cinema's Most Sought-After Tailors". Screen Crush. 
  11. ^ Laverty, Lord Christopher (February 2014). "Tailoring the Wolf of Wall Street". Clothes on Film. 
  12. ^ a b c d "VBC | Tailors | Vitale Barberis Canonico". www.vitalebarberiscanonico.com. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am "IMDb: Leonard Logsdail". Retrieved April 17, 2017. 
  14. ^ a b "Bespoke suits in New York". Financial Times. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  15. ^ Raivio, Ville (May 2013). "Interview With Leonard Logsdail". Keikari. 
  16. ^ "Contact". Leonard Logsdail Bespoke Tailors. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  17. ^ Hayes, Eddie (2017-01-30). "How Custom Tailoring Is Your Secret Weapon". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  18. ^ ""Without Clothing to Take Off, as a Stripper, You Don't Have an Act"". Vogue. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  19. ^ Logsdail Jr., Leonard. "Jim Carrey's "Green Screen" Suit". Retrieved April 17, 2017.