The house was founded by Savile Row trained tailors Thom Whiddett and Luke Sweeney. The pair met in 2003 at Timothy Everest, one of the most influential tailors of the day, when Thom was Head Cutter and Luke managed the house’s made-to-measure service. Soon after they started working together, they decided to join forces.
In 2007, Thom and Luke set up ‘shop’ in part of a Mayfair townhouse, where they took private orders. The first Thom Sweeney store opened in 2009, on the site of a former gallery on nearby Weighhouse Street. Today, this space is home to Thom Sweeney’s team of bespoke tailors and apprentices, and offers clients a refined space in which to relax, socialise and order clothes.
Thom and Luke launched their first ready-to-wear collection on Mr Porter in 2013, and continue to design capsule collections for Mr Porter as well as Matches & MyTheresa today. A second Thom Sweeney store, focused on ready-to-wear and made-to-measure tailoring opened on Bruton Place in 2014. The brand’s New York outpost followed suit in late 2017.
Today, Thom Sweeney makes clothes with a contemporary approach, understated design and the craftsmanship expected of luxury British menswear.