THE LOWDOWN ON TAILORING

Hugo Boss employs a modern travelling tailor
The idea of the travelling tailor is hardly a new one, but it’s an interesting development when it gets embraced by one of the biggest menswear brands. Hugo Boss has launched an exclusive made-to-measure service for its luxury Boss Selection line, with its experts making brief stops in different cities to measure up chaps for suits that promise to deliver “the utmost in wearing comfort, exquisite materials and beautiful detailing.” Dates for the diary in London are 17-19 May, when the experts will be on site at the New Bond St Hugo Boss store. To book an appointment, email madetomeasure_uk@hugoboss.com or call 020 7499 5605.

John Lancaster launches new brand
Hipsters looking for the next hot name in luxury men’s style take note. JLSA is a new brand set up by bespoke British tailor John Lancaster, who cut his teeth working as a personal tailor and stylist for Hackett and Alfred Dunhill. Lancaster has dressed the likes of Tom Hardy, Stephen Fry, Bill Nighy and Gordon Ramsey in his time, and is touting a look described as “eccentric gentleman meets 21st century chic”. He will meet clients anywhere in the world, offering a made to measure service with jackets starting from £1,000 and trousers at £500. Visit www.jlsaicons.blogspot.co.uk for more information.

Elia Caliendo brings Neopolitan traditions to London
For sartorial connoisseurs, the name Caliendo is one associated with some of the most exclusive and luxurious Italian tailoring on Earth. Biagio Caliendo first set up shop in the Piazza del Matiri in Naples in 1961, and Sartoria Caliendo remains a tiny, family-run operation that’s now in the hands of his son, Elia. The latter gentleman visits London twice a month to service the suiting needs of his high net worth clients, making suits that start at around £2,500. To enquire about an appointment, call +39 347 7564457.