In the market for a new suit? Leeds has all the bases covered, from stylish suit shops to something extra special courtesy of the city’s expert tailors.
Need a new suit for work? After a dinner jacket for the party season? You’re in luck, because Leeds is full of suit shops. You can get something off-the-rack or visit one of the city’s tailors and have your suit custom-made, controlling everything from style and the cut to the button holes and the lining. Whatever your tastes, whatever your budget, there’s sure to be something to suit…
Michelsberg is one of the most famous tailors in Leeds. You’ll find it in the Victoria Quarter, where they offer a very personal suit making service. You’ll get to know James, the owner, over a drink as you flick through their range of fabric patterns and discuss what you want from your suit. Prices start at around £780, but exactly how much you spend will depend on which of their three levels you choose – they offer British Bespoke, Made-to-Measure and Uber, with fabric upgrades and the option to have it completely hand-made. Your finished suit will be ready in 6 to 8 weeks.
Michelsberg Tailoring, 24a Queen Victoria Street, Victoria Quarter, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6BE.
A Suit That Fits
This is one of the best places for men’s suits in Leeds. The nationally renowned brand has created over 50,000 bespoke pieces, so they know what they’re doing. Start by booking a free personal appointment with one of their style advisors to look over their fabric ranges and garments – this is your chance to ask those burning questions, so make the most of it. They’ll take 18 measurements to get the perfect fit before its sent to their master cutters. You’ll get your suit back within a month, then it’s time for a final fitting to make any last tweaks or adjustments.
A Suit That Fits, 2 Wellington Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4AP.
Hemingway is one of the finest suit shops in Leeds. With over 90 years of tailoring heritage, they’ve got the experience and attention-to-detail to create your ultimate piece of luxury clothing. Whether you want their made to measure suits, which start at £850, or their bespoke suits, which start at £2,650, you’ll have an initial consultation and talk through all of your ideas, before they get to work. If you go bespoke, you’ll get the added benefit of multiple fittings, so they can take stock of your stance, build and posture. You can even finish your look with their specially tailored shirts and shoes.
Hemingway Tailors, Prestige Court, Beza Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 2BD.
Crown to Cuff
Crown to Cuff is the creation of Gareth Beckwith, a master tailor whose family has a rich heritage in tailoring men’s suits that goes back four generations. You can make the most of that expertise by booking into their Leeds studio. You’ll start with a consultation where you can talk through what you want and get measured up. Gareth will then set to work on your suit, putting it together using fabrics made right here in Yorkshire. Prices depend on the details you’ve chosen, but you’ll have your finished product back within 2 months. Crown to Cuff are the tailor of choice for athletes, and they have special techniques to cater for bigger physiques.
Crown to Cuff, 7 Arthur Terrace, Farsley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 5DW.
Slaters is a firm favourite when it comes to suit shops in Leeds. They stock one of the biggest ranges of ready-to-go suits on the high street, with prices starting at just £49. They focus on providing the latest trends for the office or for those big special occasions. You can get everything from dinner jackets and three-pieces to skinny, tailored fit and tweed suits. Want to nip in the waist or shorten the leg? They offer a free alternation service on all their suits.
Slaters, 83 Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5AP.
Topman is a perfect choice. Whether it’s a new two-piece for work, or a smart three-piece affair for a wedding, they’ve got it covered with prices starting at £100. It’s also the place to go for something a little more extravagant. Bright pink suit? Check. Black suit with flowered embroidery? Double check. Collections from renowned brands and designers like Farah, Noose & Monkey and Charlie Casely-Hayford? Triple check. Make the most of their suit fitting service too, which lets you try on a range of suits while their expert stylists help you accessorise your look.
Topman, 41-42 Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6HD.
If you want the Savile Row experience without breaking the bank, head to Charles Tyrwhitt. It’s easy to see why they’re one of the best suit shops in Leeds as they make quality suits ready-to-go from £229. From tuxedos and evening jackets to business, travel and luxury suits, they have something for every occasion and you’ll get all the help you need to find the one you want. Their personal stylists will take you through their range, help you through the fitting and can even arrange alterations to help you get the perfect fit.
Charles Tyrwhitt, Albion Street Trinity Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5AT.
You’ll have to travel out to Rawdon to visit Desmond Merrion, but it’s well worth it. He does all his bespoke tailoring in his workshop using age-old techniques to create a suit that’s totally unique to you. You have two options, a made-to-measure suit from £1600 or a fully bespoke from £2800. You choose everything from style and cut to button holes, lining and melton. He’ll then get to work on your suit on his single flat bed sewing machine – it may take up to four months, such is the demand for his hand-crafted work, but it’s well worth it.
Desmond Merrion, 1a Leeds Road, Rawdon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 6HQ.
You’ve got the best of both worlds at Moss Bros. If you’re after a suit to buy, you can pick up one of their stylish, ready-made creations off the rack. But, if you want to go all out, you can take advantage of their bespoke tailoring service. Book in an appointment at their Leeds branch and you’ll be in the driving seat – you’ll start with the fabric, with a selection that’s constantly refreshed, before choosing the fit and the style. Prices vary depending on your choices, but you can get your suit back within 6 weeks.
Moss Bros, Commercial Street, Trinity Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5AT.
T.M. Lewin make shopping for men’s suits easy. They have 90 different styles for you to choose from, whether it’s their Leeds store selection or their full offering, which you can order in. Prices start at £159, and there are six different collections, from The Infinity Suit to their exclusive Italian wool. They use three types of cloth, Barberis, Dormeuil and Zegna, and have three fits, regular, slim and skinny. T.M. Lewin cover all the bases, and if you want to alter parts of your suit here and there, they also have an alterations service you can use.
T.M. Lewin, Victoria Quarter, 20-22 Queen Victoria Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6BE.
You’ve seen Owen Scott’s work. The Leeds tailors hit the headlines in the summer when they custom made Conor McGregor’s ‘F*ck You’ pinstripe suits. You can now pick one up off the rack for £795, but there’s plenty more to tempt you inside. Take their Orange Label range, for example – they’re off-the-rack suits of the highest quality. Or you can take advantage of their bespoke tailoring service. You start with an initial consultation, where you look through fabrics made in Huddersfield’s mills, then you pick your style, cut, linings and buttons. Four weeks later you’ll have your test drive, and four weeks after that you’ll have the finished product. Prices vary, but you’ll be more ‘thank you’ than ‘f*ck you’, that’s for sure.
Owen Scott, 1st Floor, Unit 13, Central Arcade, Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DX.
Hawes and Curtis
Famous London brand Hawes and Curtis have always been about luxury and their men’s suits are the perfect example. Starting at £229, you can bag a suit that’s crafted from pure wool with one of four fits – extra slim fit, slim fit, tailored fit or classic fit. There’s nothing over the top with the selection at their Leeds branch – their suits coming in black, blue, grey or navy, and although the colours don’t necessarily stand out, the quality of your new outfit certainly will.
Hawes and Curtis, 22-24 County Arcade, Victoria Quarter, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6BN.
Brightbart is a family-run tailors that has been serving Leeds since 1936. They pride themselves on going the extra mile to ensure you get the perfect suit, even visiting your home for consultations and fittings at no extra cost. Their tailored suits start at £259, so it’s perfect if you want something special within a certain budget. They have an array of made-to-measure suits, which you can add your own finishing touches to, as well as bespoke suits which put you in control of every last detail of the finished product.
Brightbart Tailors, 51 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8JD.
Reiss goes the extra mile when it comes to you finding your perfect suit. They have a slew of on-trend suits on the racks starting at £305, as well as pants and jackets, which you can mix and match with. But that’s not all they offer – their personal tailoring service will take your suit-buying experience to new levels. Starting at £645, they’ll take you through the 17 different stages of creating your ideal suit, from fabric and lining to cuts and trims – and you’ll have the finished suit within 6 to 8 weeks.
Reiss, 26-28 County Arcade, Victoria Quarter, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6BH.