James Bond's original tailor is back as Anthony
Sinclair re-launches its bespoke tailoring service...
Anthony Sinclair Re-Launches
5th March 2012
British tailoring firm Anthony Sinclair has re-launched its
bespoke tailoring service, reviving the
founder's signature philosophy to produce elegant, understated
and timeless clothing for a new
generation of modern men.
Best known for creating the iconic Conduit Cut, made famous by
Sean Connery in the original
James Bond films, the re-launch comes just in time for this year’s
celebrations of the film franchise.
It was in the late 1950s from his shop on Conduit Street in
Mayfair that Sinclair created the
classic, pared down shape, which became known as the Conduit
Terence Young, the director of Dr.
No, had been a client of Sinclair
and turned to him to oversee
the creation of Bond’s suave and classic style. Under the
influence of Ian Fleming, the author and
creator of James Bond, Sinclair broke away from Britain’s
customary heavy materials and used
lightweight fabrics tailored with a soft but durable construction.
Sean Connery adopted the look
and wore Sinclair suits for all of his appearances as James Bond.
Left: A new conduit
cut suit by Anthony Sinclair
Right: Sean Connery is measured up for his James Bond suits (Photo: Harry
Myers / Rex Features)
Conduit Cut became a landmark in the history of Savile Row tailoring
and is as fresh today as
it was when 007 first stepped onto the screen in 1962.
The production of genuine bespoke hand-tailored clothing remains
the core activity of the
company which operates from its new premises at 6 Sackville Street,
London under the creative
control of British designer David Mason.
Describing their unique
approach and process, Mason explains: “The
bespoke tailoring service
involves a series of fittings and at least 50 hours of hand tailoring
to take the garment through
successive stages of production, allowing the client to witness
the true bespoke experience of
having his clothes built around him. As an alternative
to bespoke production, we have developed a Special Order system.
clients the opportunity to acquire individually made clothing
based upon the classic Conduit Cut
in an infinite choice of cloths, linings, styles and details.”
Sinclair appointments can be made at 6 Sackville Street or by
calling 0207 4377 007. A
range of neckties will also be available to buy online from March
Prices start from £2,950+VAT for a bespoke two-piece suit
and £625+VAT for a special order