Hosiers, Shirtmakers & Tailors to the Best Dressed Men in the World
On the 3rd of November 1930 – 87 years ago to the day – a Hawes & Curtis advert appeared in the 1930 Punch Almanack. The advert proudly states that Hawes & Curtis are: “Hosiers, Shirtmakers and Tailors to the Best Dressed Men in the World.”
This incredibly strong message still rings true today. Since 1913, Hawes & Curtis has dressed the best including royalty and Hollywood stars. Today, we are very proud to be the official tailors to some of the world’s best sports teams including Northampton Saints Rugby Club and West Ham United FC.
From notable past clients including the Duke of Windsor, Cary Grant and Fred Astaire to current sports heroes and style icons, Hawes & Curtis continues to serve the best dressed men in the world.
Punch magazine was a very British institution renowned internationally for its humour and satire. Its political and social cartoons influenced governments and captured life in detail from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Punch ran from 1841 to 2002 and was founded by wood engraver Ebenezer Landells and writer Henry Mayhew. The magazine published the works of great comic writers and poets such as W.M. Thackeray, Mayhew, P.G. Wodehouse, Sir John Betjeman, Alan Coren and Miles Kington amongst others.