Thursday, March 1, 2012
The man on the right in the photo, Peter Harvey of Davies & Son, recently observed his 65th birthday. To celebrate, he will begin his semi-annual trip to the United States this month, visiting Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, New York, Washington and Boston (for dates and contact information, visit the company's web site).
While there is currently an infatuation with Neapolitan tailoring among the clothing geeks that I know, Peter's jackets tend towards the cleaner look that is more typical of the Row. He has made close to a dozen pieces for me over the years, including overcoats, suits, the odd waistcoat and two jackets with crescent pockets (only partly tongue in cheek I joke that he is the one English tailor I know who will make what I ask him to make rather than what he feels like making). Well worth a visit.
Happy birthday Peter.