HABERDASHERY: A Pinch in the Wallet Pocket

A Pinch in the Wallet Pocket

The elegantly dressed tailors on London's Savile Row, who cater to customers willing to spend $1,250 for a custom-made suit, at times decide to "take it in a little." But now some fear that their own historic district may soon be subject to alterations that could send it the way of the Nehru jacket. A zoning change before Britain's Environment Secretary would eliminate the distinction between offices and light industry. The tailors fear that once landlords realized they could convert Savile Row's shops from light-industry status into office space, rents would quadruple and many shops in the 140- year-old district would...

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