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Iconic British Style 100 Years In The Making

For almost a century Bernard Weatherill has influenced and innovated riding clothes, livery tailoring and bespoke tailoring from its home on Savile Row. Bernard Weatherill has a rich heritage, setting the precedent in civil and sporting tailoring. Specialists in hunting kit and unrivalled experts for riding breeches, Bernard Weatherill is an icon of bespoke tailoring.

Bernard Weatherill began as a family business in 1910 in Sunninghill. Two years later it was established on Savile Row, and in 1920 it was awarded a Royal Warrant by His Majesty King George V as a riding clothes outfitter and livery tailors.  The firm currently holds the same Royal Warrant for Her Majesty the Queen.

Although products are now sourced from around the globe, Bernard Weatherill’s outerwear, breeches and accessories continue to be manufactured and hand crafted in the UK. Today Bernard Weatherill continues to master the field as experts in traditional civil and sporting tailoring with a modern outlook.

Timeline

A History of Bernard Weatherill

1910

Bernard Weatherill began as a family business in 1910 in Sunninghill

1912

Bernard Weatherill was established on Savile Row

1920

Bernard Weatherill was awarded a Royal Warrant by His Majesty King George V as a riding clothes outfitter and livery tailors

1951

The company merge with the Savile Row suit-maker Kilgour, one of the Row's more illustrious tailors, which made Fred Astaire's morning coat for Top Hat. Kilgour Weatherill Limited is formed.

1962

Jackie Onassis would make annual visits to the Savile Row shop

1964

Weatherill's designed the tweed suit for Goldfinger, in the James Bond film of that name

1996

Bernard Weatherill made the riding coats for Britain’s equestrian teams at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

2017

Bernard Weatherill currently holds the same Royal Warrant for Her Majesty the Queen. London’s Belgravia sees the opening of the new Bernard Weatherill store. The new Bernard Weatherill website is launched.