Just off Carnaby street is a time capsule - an establishment called Peckham Rye. The name evokes some confusion until it's learnt that 'Peckham Rye' is cockney rhyming slang for tie.
And if you were able to decipher the meaning of the aforementioned a list of other men's garments would be revealed. This is because 'Peckham Rye' is in fact a tailors and a bloody good one at that. Boasting 6 generations of trade and 200 years of fine craftsmanship and worldwide acclaim; their dapper wares are sought after by celebrities and even the ol' royals themselves.
Their suits, scarves and ties are of exceptional quality. Their collection houses an array of fine silks and genteel patterns with razor sharp attention to detail.
However, Peckham Rye have an offering perhaps more special than the skill that's famed them and that is their heritage. Their website is almost as much to do with their personal journey as it is a vehicle to sell suits. Their whole demeanor appears to hail from east-end-gangster, in the best way! With flat caps, three pieces and plenty of pomade - Their 'Darby Day Gent' suit gives the Peaky Blinders a run for their money.
From young Tommy, a soldier at the start, who made the first stitch whilst in the East India Company's colonial army. Right up to the Brighty's of today the Peckham Rye clan have maintained quality and craftsmanship and a strong sense of where they came from. So, for a true London look to keep you top of your game choose Peckham Rye. 'Who Wears Wins'...
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