GQ Magazine

It’s a testament to Kanye West‘s style credentials that he sought out Kent, Haste & Lachter on a recent trip to London. Based just off Savile Row on New Burlington Street since 2010, John Kent, Terry Haste and Stephen Lachter are on the radar of those who know about tailoring and shirtmaking – certainly, they’re too busy when GQ visits them to be described as best-kept secrets: “We’re an overnight success after 40 years,” says Lachter. The trio started out at Hawes & Curtis, before going separate ways: Haste joined Tommy Nutter, founded Hackett bespoke and became Huntsman MD; Lachter¬† was a director at Tie Rack before rejoining Kent, at one point sharing premises with Norton & Sons, whose shirts Lachter still makes.

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