220 Years of Denman & Goddard Ltd.

Denman & Goddard Ltd. was founded in 1853 and was originally described as “Tailors and Drapers”. The oldest part of the company Hicks & Sons was founded in 1797 and traded extensively in Canada and The United States of America before being incorporated into Denman & Goddard Ltd. during the latter part of the last century.

With its long and strong connections with Eton College the world famous Public School, the company has numbered many famous people amongst its clients, particularly in the fields of politics and the professions. Royal Warrants were held for their Majesty’s King George V and King George VI for the provision of Livery to servants of The Royal Household. This company was responsible for the supply and maintenance of The Green Velvet Uniforms worn by the ceremonial gatekeepers of The Royal Enclosure at Royal Ascot Racecourse.

As Master Tailors in their own right Messrs. Peter Day, formerly Vice President of The National Federation of Merchant Tailors and a current Director of The Bespoke Tailors Benevolent Association, also one of the Technical Judges of The Golden Shears competition for young trainee tailors and David Cook formally Managing Director of Dege Savile Row, Past President of The Master Tailors Benevolent Association, Past Chairman of The Master Craftsmans Association, member of The Merchant Taylors Company and a Freeman of The City of London, form today’s Board of Directors, and between them have more than 85 years experience of both Civilian and Military tailoring in Savile Row. They are acutely aware that managing such an old established company brings with it personal responsibilities; and as custodians, they have set in place an apprentice scheme which should assure the firm is here for another 200 years. This is supplemented by arguably the best in house team of tailors in the west end, who together with our apprentices will, without doubt carry on our fine tradition.

The Company has always serviced its client’s sartorial needs both civil & military and to further enhance international trade Denman & Goddard Ltd are committed to regularly visiting our clients whether it be in Europe, The Middle East,  Russia or The United States of America.

With its distinguished background Denman & Goddard Ltd. has consistently dealt with individuals and institutions to the very highest standards of skill and service, which are offered to every customer as a matter of course. By upholding the uniquely high traditions and standards of hand crafted tailoring and personal attention that make Savile Row so special. The present Board of Directors look forward to many more years of successful trading for the company.