The painstaking method of the master tailor is a dying art in the United States. Wilkes & Riley is fortunate to have the services of John, a master tailor, who began his career in Rome as a teenage apprentice in his father’s shop handcrafting made-to-order suits. John now heads our design team focusing on creating the very best products. With over 55 years of experience behind him, John amazes us all with his relentless pursuit of perfection. The garments that bear our name are the culmination of years searching for the best materials and manufacturers. We have hand-selected each manufacturer based on their commitment to quality and expertise in their craft.