Stephen Lachter

Kent and Haste’s colleague, Stephen Lachter, is equally gifted as a bespoke shirtmaker.

Stephen also has a long and storied history. His well-earned list of legendary clients have included the likes of Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Clint Eastwood and Ava Gardner.

Stephen Lachter

Tailored Elegance

The shirtmaker Stephen Lachter is based at the same premises as Kent & Haste.

The shirt service that Lachter offers is purely bespoke; the shape, style, cloth, colour and finer details can all be individually specified. Once the cloth is chosen and the collar, cuff and details are decided, Lachter will take measurements and assess your figuration. Your posture affects the way a shirt hangs, and so when drafting up your unique bespoke shirt pattern it is important to not only work from measurements.

Stephen Lachter cutting the shirt fabric

Crafting Your Perfect Wardrobe

Lachter accepts an initial minimum order of four shirts. Subsequent orders may be smaller quantities. To preserve the life of your shirts Lachter recommends having two sets of shirts for the week, which can be alternated. This strategy of ten shirts will ensure you do not wear the shirts out quickly from a rapid circulation of cleaning, pressing and wearing.

Planning your wardrobe to ensure that your shirts cover all your needs is also a good strategy. Deciding which colours and patterns you require (for instance two white to cream, two of different shades of blue, a few in checks or stripes), and in which colour any details such as monogramming would work, as well as considering whether it will be worn with or without a tie in order to choose appropriate collar types, are all sensible things to consider when planning your order.

Stephen Lachter measuring the fabric

Where to find us

Kent & Haste
7 Sackville Street

Tailored suits Fabric close up Cloth being measured Scissors
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