Francis Paley left school at 16 and completed his apprenticeship at the Savile Row house of Chittleborough and Morgan, making the rare distinction of graduating in each of the four disciplines of coat cutting, trouser cutting, coat making, and trouser making. He was the first apprentice in 200 years of the Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors to achieve this accolade.

After cutting for Joe Morgan on Savile Row for eight years, Francis moved to Naples to learn the distinct art and craft of Neapolitan tailoring, working under Gianni Volpe. Paley Mundy’s bespoke house style draws on Francis’s experience through combining traditional Savile Row British craft and methods with timeless Neapolitan style.

Paley Mundy’s approach is truly bespoke. Each individual garment is unique. Through bespoke, we cater to all aspects of our clients’ requirements from lounge suits, morning coats and evening wear, to rare tailcoats and uniforms.

The Process

The client’s measurements are taken and a paper pattern is made of their body.
Ordinarily a minimum of three fittings for a new client.
Over 150 hours of handwork are required for each suit, with all buttonholes sewn by hand and all work completed in London.