Peckham Rye: “a gentleman should dress just a little bit above his station in life and in that way people will think no less of him.”
Just off the busy spine of London’s Carnaby Street a little, unassuming shop is located. Behind its black façade and rickety old door, an exciting brand known as Peckham Rye operates.
Steeped in history and soon to celebrate 200 years of fine British tailoring, Peckham Rye epitomises all things that one looks for in a brand: quality, choice, affordability and, most importantly, a personal touch. Very rarely can you now go into a shop and just chat about clothes, fabrics, designs, cuts and even history without feeling that underlying pressure that you have to buy something.
Peckham Rye is a term coined from East London’s cockney slang vocabulary, meaning ‘tie’. It is, however, far from restricted to the edgy London suburb and can be found in countries as far afield as Japan to Italy, Russia to Dubai and is worn by everyone from members of the British Royal Family through to Olympic athletes and those serving in our armed forces.
So here comes the exciting part; Peckham Rye have recently returned to suit tailoring and among a plethora of fabrics, predominantly sourced from the UK, all garments are made here in England. Be it fully bespoke or personally made-to-measure, the customer can peruse at their leisure a multitude of fabrics of varying weights and distinguished quality.
Before being measured, the full bespoke option enables you to saunter through the most intricate of details – from pocket trims to turn up cuffs, through to buttons that provide you with that understated elegance one can only dream of. With the whole process taking 6 – 8 weeks, the end result is definitely one worth waiting for. (And one that is guaranteed to last!)
In addition to the suit tailoring service, Peckham Rye continues to produce fine, ready to buy accessories, such as handcrafted scarves, bow ties, socks, handkerchiefs and ties. With the option of having these tailor-made to fit even the most ‘irregular’ of customer, you can be assured that no-one leaves empty handed or not returning for more.