Achieving Sartorial Superiority: Budd Shirtmakers, London


Tailoring is an art form which, were it not for impeccable bastions of style and sartorial sophistication like Budd Shirtmakers of Piccadilly Arcade, London, would be inexorably on the wane and, for this, we salute them. Budd are one of London’s finest and most respected bespoke shirtmakers and they offer an exceptional array of dress shirts and accessories to the capital’s most dapper chaps.

Founded in 1910 and still operating from the same small store in which their business began (Well, this isn’t strictly true, their original store was destroyed by a German bomb in World War II but they move two doors further down in the Arcade and carried on trading), Budd are definitely an institution in English tailoring and whether it’s their  stylish pocket squares or a finely tailored dress shirt, you’ll be bowled over with the choice on offer on the well-stocked shelves of Budd.


Budd have two classically trained and world-renowned tailors whose reputation certainly precedes them as they are regularly requested to fly to New York to carry out fit sessions for Manhattan’s sartorial elite. They, as you would expect, are most famed for their fine array of dress shirts, which are crafted from the finest materials, sourced from all over Europe and made by hand in the UK. The comfort that this provides is utterly unparalleled and all their shirts boast a visual appeal that is second to none.


With Christmas right around the corner, those who aim to get their gift buying out of the way early on to avoid the last-minute rush will be pleased to see Budd’s brilliant selection of luxury gifts for men which will have something suitable for any man. If  you  find yourself  unable to make the trip to Budd  in London, consider their online store.

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Leo Parker