I am a foreigner and not quite into the tradition of tailor/customer confidentiality, but it seems like a faux pas to disclose details about customer and suitings. Nevertheless lately we have seen tailors like Henry Poole, Savile Row, using historic connections to Sir Winston Churchill for advertising purposes.
My suit of which I will not give further details was commisioned by Architect and Interior Designer Michael J. C. Inchbald (1920-2013) in 1951. His portrait is at The National Portrait Gallery in London by the way - and why I decided to visit the Gallery in the first place.
|M.J.C.Inchbald 1965, photo by Rex Coleman, National Portrait Gallery|
It adds to the charm of the suit that I have identified the man behind the suit, but still the most important is the excellent fit (you should think the suit was made for me) and the gorgeous details in the handicraft. I bought the suit last year prior to Inchbald's death, so I guess he was the one deciding to recycle the suit.
|Inchbald behind his desk at his home in Chelsea (Photo from Telegraph.uk.co)|