Benson & Clegg was founded in 1937 by Harry Benson and Thomas Clegg at its original premises of 34 Bury Street London SW1. After thirty years cutting experience they decided the time was right for them to branch out and bring their own unique style of tailoring to customers. It wasn't until 1976 that Benson & Clegg moved to its historic premises of Number 9 Piccadilly Arcade on London's famous Jermyn Street.
Over the years the company branched out into a large range of menswear accessories such as neckwear, buttons, badges and cufflinks, all of which was inspired by our tailoring heritage and dedication to classic British style.
The company has a strong royal connection. Back in 1944 Benson & Clegg was granted a Royal Warrant to His Majesty King George VI as his official tailors, entitling the company to display the royal coat of arms. Then in 1992 we were granted a further Royal Warrant to HRH The Prince Of Wales for the supply of buttons, badges and military neckwear.
Today the business is owned by Barry Austin, Mark Gordon and Tony Martin
For over 75 years our company has grown to become one of London's most well known and respected providers of true bespoke tailoring to the modern gentleman. Combined wtih our large range of accessories, we have the ability to provide everything a gentleman needs for a smart and stylish wardrobe to cater for all occasions.
The Royal Warrant
Benson & Clegg is a proud holder of the Royal Warrant to HRH The Prince of Wales, an honour we have held since 1992. We are also proud members of The Royal Warrant Holders Association. A Royal Warrant of Appointment is a mark of recognition of those who have supplied goods or services to the Households of The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh or The Prince of Wales for at least five years, and who have an ongoing trading arrangement. The symbol of the Royal Warrant represents a company has achieved the highest standards of service, quality and excellence.
Perhaps the most famous customer in the Benson & Clegg ledgers is His Majesty King George VI, King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth. This was an honour that led to Benson & Clegg being granted our first Royal Warrant back in 1944. The King had originally been a customer of the company whilst holding the title of His Royal Highness The Duke of York back in 1937, but following his accession to the throne Benson & Clegg were formally granted the honour of the Royal Warrant as his bespoke tailors. This was a glorious achievement and esteemed honour for the firm. In being given this honour, Benson & Clegg were responsible for the creation of the King's formal attire, including his suits, morning dress, as well as a large proportion of his military uniform. In fact our tailors were responsible for the King's famous double breasted overcoat, often seen in many historical photographs. During his reign King George VI epitomised British sartorial style and sophistication, and his suits were admired both at home and abroad. His clothing represented the best in British tailoring, a tradition we have continued to this day.
King George Vi: Benson & Clegg were responsible for the King's formal attire, including his suits, morning dress, as well as a large proportion of his military uniform. Tailors xreated the King's famous double created overcoat, often seen in historical photographs. During his reign King George VI epitomized British sartorial style and sophistication, and his suits were admired both at home and abroad. His clothing represented the best in British tailoring, a tradition continued to this day.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and other members of the Royal Family were in attendance at the festival, and Her Majesty in particular gave our stand a good look. The festival gave the public not only a glimpse into a royal world, but also a keen insight into the many types of company that supply the Royal Household and the diverse range of products and services on offer. The Coronation Festival was also the ideal opportunity to promote our newly created blazer button ‘Britannia’, created in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II’s 60th coronation anniversary. It proved a big hit and we have now added this to our full range of blazer buttons. These can be purchased directly from our website
OUR BUTTONS CATALOG