Our Story

Our Story

Tony Lutwyche was already an established celebrity tailor when he rescued the UK’s last remaining luxury tailored-clothing workshop in 2006.

Tony has made it his mission to ensure that the workshop is a world-class leader capable of ensuring that British tailoring remains the best in the world.

Made in England

The Tony Lutwyche Academy Whilst established in the 1930s the workshop had, at the time Tony Lutwyche rescued it, an ageing workforce.

The world class artisan skills needed to be passed to a new generation so the Tony Lutwyche Academy was born.

It Needed a New Generation


Tony has been at the forefront of several initiatives ensuring the art of tailoring is not lost and that ‘Made in England’ continues, with relevance, in the 21st Century.

Whilst teaching the skills to be the next generation of Lutwyche tailors, the Academy has created a collection of outstanding Ready to Wear pieces.

The collection is the best-made Ready-To-Wear collection available in the UK.

Made entirely in England in our own workshop.

The Workshop The origins of the workshop in Crewe date back to the 1930s and ever since it has been the pinnacle of British tailoring.

When Ralph Lauren developed his top end Purple Label it was the artisans in Crewe that he turned to.

Mr Porter came to Crewe when it was developing the original Kingsman line.

Burberry, Chester Barrie, Huntsman, Gieves & Hawkes, Ozwald Boateng, Kilgour, Vivienne Westwood, Victoria Beckham, Christopher Kane, JW Anderson, Turnbull & Asser & Edward Sexton have all used the workshop.

Family members from Henry Poole and Dege & Skinner trained in Crewe.

It truly is the heart of British Tailoring.

A unique workshop that is the standard bearer for

Made in England