Fortnight in Britannia 2020

Fortnight in Britannia God Save Style

This Fall and Winter, we celebrate the heritage and tradition of British style and design – a Fortnight in Britannia!

We’re proud to showcase the very best fabrics from the UK – all custom tailored to look great and fit right for this and many seasons ahead! From “Town & Country” Suitings to Genuine Harris Tweeds, the traditional methods of  England and Scotland create the finest quality fabrics and styles that look great for every occasion!
Iconic Made in UK cloth has been the well dressed choice for generations and we are proud to feature these timeless collections.

Over the next 3 weeks, we’ll be sharing our favorite ideas via email, text and social media. We will be adding links to this page each week for our 5 “must have” seasonal categories that will energize your wardrobe with fresh style, vibrant color and enduring quality.  

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Country Jackets

Worsted alsport/ Gladson

Who can resist the rugged looks and sheer comfort of a traditional English Jacket? From Genuine Harris Tweed legacy to luxurious Sherry Kash quality, these heritage fabrics look great in any man’s or woman’s wardrobe!

We carry certified Genuine English, Scottish and Irish Tweeds – always made by our Master Tailors to your measurements. This is the garment you’ve been wanting … why wait any longer?!

Your Vested Interest

Fortnight in Britannia 2020

So easy, so versatile … so cool!
Worn with a suit, under a jacket or with denim, there is no mistaking the panache and style of a tailored vest. From Flannels to Tweeds, Plaids to Stripes – we have fantastic “single-length” fabrics that make a great vest! And, with so many details, buttons and styles to choose from, we can help make this your “signature piece.”

Women's Custom Tailoring

Gladson Women's Wear

Proudly one of Chicago’s only in-house custom tailors of classic women’s clothing, our expert staff will guide you toward the right cut, style and detail for every item – from Jackets to Blouses, Overcoats to Trousers and more …

Tailored to fit right and flatter your individual shape, these will be your “go-to” garments for any business or social occasion. Hard-to-fit sizes are our specialty!

Cool Coats


Old Man Winter approaches … are you ready?

Our innovative and modern “City Coat” designs look great (and fit right!) for daily wear and look great with casual or dress clothes. From Bombers, to Car Coats, Field Jackets and more, you can custom design your own style – with details, fabrics, linings and buttons galore.

Zoom-rrific Shirts

Richard Bennett Custom Tailors Shirts

It’s time to ditch the golf shirt! If “going to the office” means your spare bedroom, why not bring your “A Game” to remote meetings and present your best case – and image?

We’re your shirt design experts and can enhance your look with handsome details, special buttons and contrasting trims. As always, every shirt made to fit right and look great.

4 Ways to Shop

In Store

1: In Store … we’re open! By private appointment to reduce crowding, we look forward to seeing you soon. Our shop operates under recommended health guidelines and is open Mon-Friday 9-530, Saturday 9-3. Face covering required.

At home or in the office

2: Your home or office. We’re mobile and happy to come see you. Let us know when and where … have trunk/will show!


3: On-Line. We can share links to browse our vast fabric inventory – thousands of styles to review – many with on-line tools for garment design!

Video Call

4: Phone/Video: We’re talking to and texting or Face-Timing with clients every day … let your fingers do the walking!

Whisky of the Week

Of course, we could never forget the whisky tasting event! Even though we will not be hosting the event in person, we will be releasing 11 videos, with a whisky recommendation! Taste rare Scotch Whiskys and explore their origin and heritage with Dr. Ira Goodman – local expert, educator and collector.


  • “Expert bespoke craftsmanship with a wide array of fabrics done in the old world way. Highly recommended.”

    -Jay G.

  • “It was good to work
    with tailors who are onsite”

    -Cheyenne B.

  • “I just used Richard Bennett Custom Tailors for the first time, and I am impressed. Their staff of experts is professional, personable, and the workmanship is impeccable.”

    -Jeff P.

  • “What a fantastic experience!  They made me a suit EXACTLY to my specifications, and it fits my body perfectly! I am definitely returning to get another custom made suit.”

    -Lauren L.

  • “I have also worked with other top bespoke tailors in London, New York, Montreal, And Toronto.  Richard Bennett is at the top of the game.”

    -Scott P.

  • I can’t stress enough how happy I was with the final product…That final fitting where I got to see my suit in its finished state, I had a HUGE smile on my face.

    -Erica C.