Winston Churchill's Savile Row tailor of choice, E. Tautz has undergone something of a transformation in the past few years, and this is primarily down to designer, entrepreneur and man about town, Patrick Grant.
A long-standing friend of Esquire - and a driving force in both ready-to-wear and bespoke menswear since his purchase of Norton & Sons in the early Noughties - Grant was the deserving winner of the Menswear Designer Award for his work at E.Tautz at last week's British Fashion Awards. Any advocate of considered, contemporary tailoring is a friend of ours, so here's to you Mr Grant.
Incidentally, this week sees the launch of E. Tautz's online curiosity shop. Billed as a sneak inside "Uncle Peregrin's attic", the store is a curated take on the ubiquitous Christmas grotto and features items including a silver claret stopper, a silver cigarette case and an antique dexterity gamer, to name a few of the more intriguing titbids on offer.