Peter Johnston

If It’s Not Scottish...

Wool Flannels and Tartan Plaids in Chevy Chase

A quick list of the things Scotland has brought DC: Craig Ferguson at the White House Correspondents’ dinner. A few thousand bottles of whiskey. The occasional haggis special at Againn.

And now: ultra-luxe, made-to-measure suits.

Say hello to Peter Johnston, available now at the Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Store Chevy Chase to prep you for winter with some British-style finery.

Your tailor: a Savile Row–trained Scot who until now only sold out of his town house in Edinburgh.

Your new clothes: what Connery would have worn in his heyday. Think ticket pockets on the jackets and side tabs on the trousers, cut from all-British-milled soft wool flannel, tweed and cashmere in subtle pinstripes and not-so-subtle plaids.

The process: similar to other made-to-measure services you may have used, but this time you’ll not only pick your fabric, but your style as well. Like the Carnegie, a double-breasted, six-button peak lapel number. Or the Nixon, a single-breasted morning coat (they won’t have you to kick around anymore).

And if you’ve just been invited to a very formal wedding in Glasgow, he also does a mean kilt. You’ll select your plaid from a directory of family tartans, then turn things over to tailors, who spend 12 hours making 6,000 stitches by hand.

Five thousand stitches would be simply uncivilized.


Peter Johnston
available at the Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Store Chevy Chase
5300 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20015

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