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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.
I started my career in men’s fashion 27 years ago, working for one of the hottest names in the industry. At the time, we created a trend that was instantly embraced throughout the U.S. It was an exciting time. Our sales growth was explosive and customer feedback was universally positive. They loved our look and wanted more of it until one day they didn’t.Read More