Groom Attire Inspiration

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Royal wedding fever is in full-swing! With all eyes on what Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be wearing on their big day, we take you behind the scenes of professional footballer Chris Porter and Cheryl Cunningham’s own fairytale wedding.

The pair jetted off to the South of France to hold their wedding ceremony in a grand Gothic cathedral followed by the reception at a majestic Chateau.

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The groom opted for a Scottish plaid theme to his attire with a traditional tartan bow tie. Chris wanted to take the theme even further by complementing his bespoke waistcoat and jacket with the accessories!

However, the tartan fabric was too thick to use as a lining to the garments. The solution? I created an exact copy of the tartan and printed it onto a lightweight fabric that was used to line the waistcoat and suit jacket.

The cufflinks were also handmade in the lining fabric and then customised even further with the Groom and usher’s initials embroidered on.

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The suit itself was an elegant double breasted shawl lapel jacket with scoop neck waistcoat. A contemporary yet timeless style that will allow our dashing groom the option to wear this beautifully bespoke suit for more than one special occasion!

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To book your one-on-one appointment with tailor Stephen Williams call 020 7686 3547


Exclusive Black Friday Offer 2017


Black Friday is here! To celebrate I am offering a reduction of up to 70% off select accessories, gifts, and limited edition fabrics – with limited stock, so be quick!

From my signature crest leather holdall (now £250) and handmade leather shoes (now £150) to a beautifully bespoke jacket for just £360!

Book an appointment at my Shoreditch design studio (before midnight on Friday) for the week commencing 27th November to take advantage of this exclusive offer.

To book your appointment call 020 7686 3547 or email

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Father’s Day Gifts


Father’s Day, a time to honour and show thanks to the father and father figures in our lives.

To complement my bespoke offering I have a range of unique and luxurious accessories that would make the ideal gift for Father’s Day. From ready-to-wear shirts to sterling silver and diamond cufflinks, hand-stitched leather bags, or a gift card, there is something for any discerning gentleman.

I’m also excited to be the exclusive UK stockist of beautifully hand-crafted leather shoes by Roque Vicente, and offer luxury men’s parfum by multi award-winning fragrance specialist Roja Dove!

Stephen Williams London Ready-to-Wear Cotton Shirt – £110
Stephen Williams London Bespoke Jacket In A Box – £1,350
Stephen Williams London Hand Stitched Leather Bag – £695

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Stephen Williams London – Fabric Covered Sterling Silver Cufflinks – £145 per pair
Stephen Williams London – Sterling Silver & Diamond Cufflinks – £185 per pair
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Roque Vicente Handmade Leather Shoes – £325
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Roja Dove Perfum Pour Homme – £345

Call 020 7686 3547 or email to book your appointment to view the gift range at my Shoreditch design studio

Father’s Day 2017 takes place on Sunday 18th June


Bespoke Summer Tailoring

Stephen Williams Summer Jacket

There’s a very easy way of sprucing up your summer wardrobe and that’s by investing in a bespoke jacket in a lightweight or cool wool fabric. Wear it with jeans, a tee, shorts and sandals or with shirt and tie. There are so many ways to get the most out of it to create a look that’s perfect for any occasion from a wedding reception to a weekend away.

Stephen Williams Navy Jacket

I recommend an unlined jacket as it’s so cool in summer, in a classic colour such as navy to see you through from summer to autumn.

My design studio in Shoreditch offers a personalised service that allows unique details such as a custom printed lining, to match your favourite colour, a unique pattern, or even an illustration of your pet!

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My newest design concept, the ‘Julien’ jacket (as seen worn by Thom Evans and Ryan Libbey), sports a detachable hood – ideal for the unpredictable British summer weather. I also work closely with the leading mills in Italy to offer super exclusive limited edition fabrics such as this metallic camouflage or flame pattern.

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Stephen Williams Ltd Edition Jacket - Flame

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Stephen Williams London – Bespoke Jackets from £695

Call 0207 686 3547 to discuss your requirements


The Sartorial Style of Ryan Libbey


Ryan Libbey, best known for his starring role in Made in Chelsea, is also a fitness coach and model.

With a professional rugby player’s build, it’s difficult for Ryan to find off-the-peg clothing that fits his tall and muscular physique. I work with him to create garments that not only fit but perfectly sculpt his assets.

From a formal tuxedo suit to a striking red cashmere overcoat, print shirt or sporty hooded blazer, Ryan always looks the part in bespoke Stephen Williams London!

Ryan wears unconstructed single-breasted, boiled wool ‘Julien Jacket’ with detachable hood – also available in navy (£695)
Ryan wears bespoke cashmere overcoat (£1,250)



Ryan wear bespoke print made-to-measure shirt (£180)
Ryan wears check single breasted blazer (£695)
Ryan wears peak lapel tuxedo jacket and trousers (1,250)

Follow Ryan @ryan.libbey


Terrence Higgins Auction 2017


It’s my pleasure to have donated a very unique gift to this year’s Terrence Higgins Trust Charity Auction, which launched Christie’s in London last night.

The ultimate lot for the stylish chap – a limited edition ‘bespoke jacket in a box’. Each plush handcrafted leather box holds enough fabric and lining to cut a bespoke jacket.

The winner of the lot will simply book an appointment to be fitted for the jacket. He will receive British tailor Stephen Williams’ quintessential high level of personal service to choose style, fit and details such as stitching, buttons, monogramming and more.

The event is one of London’s most successful charity auctions and a night like no other that raises money to support people living with HIV.




The auction ends on 20th April 2017

The Sartorial Style of Thom Evans

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Former rugby star Thom Evans is one of the sharpest dressers I have the pleasure of working with. Whether he’s sitting front row at a catwalk show or meeting his mates down the pub for a few beers on a Sunday, Thom always understands the importance of dressing to impress.

Below are a few snaps of Thom wearing bespoke garments I have made for him over the past twelve months.

Thom wears soft green Donegal cashmere, single-breasted jacket with flared cuff (£695)
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Thom wears unconstructed single-breasted, boiled wool ‘Julien Jacket’ with detachable hood – also available in navy (£695)
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Thom wears navy unconstructed wool blazer with contrast stitching (£695)
Thom wears Loro Piana three-piece lounge suit (£1,500)
Thom wears the windowpane check three-piece suit with pink lining (£1,100)
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Thom wears three-piece Super 120s wool suit with shawl lapel waistcoat (£1,500)

Follow Thom @te11


Royal Ascot Suiting


Royal Ascot, the most anticipated event in the horse racing calendar, takes place from Tuesday 20th – Saturday 24th June. Five days of socialising, fine dining, style, and of course races!

Whilst eyes are certainly on the horses and jockeys, Royal Ascot is also synonymous with sartorial elegance.

The event upholds a strict dress code that requires men to wear black or grey morning dress in the Royal Enclosure. That includes waistcoat and tie, black or grey top hat and plain black shoes.

In the Queen Anne Enclosure men are required to wearing a matching suit with shirt and tie, whilst in Windsor Enclosure smart dress is encouraged.

There is a surprising amount of choice and personalisation you can bring to this traditional attire to make you stand out from the crowd. Believe me, wearing such a suit makes you feel so special that it can only add to a great day out. It did with mine last year!


Whilst, rugby star Thom Evans (below) set hearts racing when he wore bespoke Stephen Williams London to ladies day at last year’s Cheltenham Festival.


For Royal Ascot 2017, in addition to my bespoke service, I will be offering a ready-to-wear tailcoat, waistcoat and dress trousers that can be purchased or hired for your day at the races.

The black tailcoat with blue contrast stitching features my signature lining in black with white crest (pictured right), a Prince of Wales check double-breasted waistcoat, and striped dress trousers.

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Ready-to-wear three piece suit (with tail coat)
BUY: £895 / HIRE: £300*

Bespoke two-piece suit from £950 / Bespoke three-piece suit from £1100

Call to discuss your requirements on 020 7686 3547

* (plus £300 security deposit)


Bespoke Wedding Suits


Your wedding gives you the perfect excuse to indulge in a bespoke suit that will ensure you look and feel the part on your big day.

My design studio offers a personalised service that allows unique and memorable details such as a custom printed lining, that could match the colour of the flowers, your partner’s favourite colour or even design elements taken from your invitation.

Colour can also be used in contrast stitching, flash inserts or buttons to make it stand out from a typical suit; whilst having the date embroidered on your garment means you will never forget your anniversary!

Alternatively, why not embroider your names or a message inside the jacket. I once had a client ask me to embroider the statement ‘I give it a year’!


The variations are endless and a more contemporary cut and fabric can be perfect for the big day, and guarantee you will be able to wear it again and again.

The whole process of having a garment designed should be part of the celebration, an experience to treasure and enjoy as you indulge in the luxury world of bespoke suiting.


A trend I’ve noticed over the past 12 months is the increased number of men opting for a white, ecru or ivory dinner jacket, as seen most recently on the 2017 Golden Globes red carpet worn by Ryan Gosling.

Paired with black dinner trousers, white evening shirt, and bow tie; this bold look, if executed correctly, is guaranteed to create the wow factor!


Humphrey Bogart sported this iconic look in the classic 1942 movie Casablanca, as have numerous James Bond’s and other leading men throughout the years.

I recommend a Super 120s merino wool, cashmere, or mohair cloth with a shawl collar and covered buttons. A flared or cut-away cuff and subtle printed lining with matching pocket square will add the element of personalised perfection.

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Bespoke two-piece suit from £950 / Bespoke three-piece suit from £1100

Call to discuss your requirements on 020 7686 3547


Meet The Tailor at The Gherkin


On Wednesday evening we held an exclusive drinks reception in partnership with Searcys at The Gherkin to launch my new Spring/Summer 2017 collection.

The Private Members Club on floor 38 of the iconic tower played host to the event that showcased my latest bespoke designs as guests enjoyed stunning panoramic views across the London skyline.

The collection includes super light-weight, non-crease Italian linen blend jackets – ideal for the unpredictable British summer weather!
An unconstructed jacket with detachable hood (as worn by Mario below), a peak lapel double breasted jacket (a key trend seen on the catwalks for SS17 and AW17), and a two peak lapel jacket with patch pockets and printed flamingo lining.


Other key pieces include a luxurious block stripe alpaca wool topcoat, double-breasted velvet jacket, and my first-ever leather holdall hot-stamped with the signature Stephen Williams London crest and lined with the best-selling skull print.

To book an appointment to view the new collection please contact my design studio on 020 7686 3547.

Thank you to all those that made the evening a great success!