by Alexander Fury .

Les Smokings - Hayward's History

Photograph: Zoe Hitchen

What better illustration of the history of Hayward than a list of the famous clients they have dressed? Although, this list isn't scribbled on any old piece of paper, but written across a selection of archive patterns brought in by Ritchie Charlton, which formed the basis of suits for some of Britain's best-dressed gentlemen. Our list today includes George Best, Paul McCartney and the Duke of York (and, for those less than eagle-eyed amongst you, an American visitor in the form of Woody Allen at the bottom of this photograph).