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Henry A. Davidsen, Master Tailors & Image Consultants

1701 Spruce St 2nd Fl (at 17th and Manning)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 253-5905
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Henry A. Davidsen, Master Tailors & Image Consultants - Philadelphia, PA
Henry A. Davidsen, Master Tailors & Image Consultants - Philadelphia, PA
Henry A. Davidsen, Master Tailors & Image Consultants - Philadelphia, PA
Henry A. Davidsen, Master Tailors & Image Consultants - Philadelphia, PA
Henry A. Davidsen, Master Tailors & Image Consultants - Philadelphia, PA
Henry A. Davidsen, Master Tailors & Image Consultants - Philadelphia, PA
Henry A. Davidsen, Master Tailors & Image Consultants - Philadelphia, PA
Henry A. Davidsen, Master Tailors & Image Consultants - Philadelphia, PA
Henry A. Davidsen, Master Tailors & Image Consultants - Philadelphia, PA


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I was recently married and decided to chose Henry A. Davidsen for my wedding suit purchase. Brian's expertise and professionalism, as well as the overall quality of the experienc...


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Editorial review from Citysearch 5/31/2013

Henry Davidsen is owned and operated by Brian. He is by no means a tailor and certainly not a masterful one- so the name of the business is very misleading. When you first visit with Brian - he will give you an excellent presentation which will make it difficult for you to walk out of his store without having purchased something. The fact of the matter is - Brian will take your measurements and then have your order shipped to an Asian country where the suit is actually made. As a result the person making the suit ( the tailor) - the most important person in the whole suit making process-never gets to see or measure the client nor develop a client/tailor relationship which is very essential in the suit making process. Therefore, the suit Brian sells you will never fit as well as a tailored made suit should. If you are a discerning client this will bother you-it certainly bothered me. My vest was way too short and ended way above the belt buckle and the pants were made horribly. The waist was too big and the the inseam was sewn improperly leading to a very baggy fitting. Since Brian was not the person actually making the alterations and at the time I had my suit made there was no onsite tailor I had to go back to him several times for fittings and measurements. He would then bring it back to tailor to make the alterations. So you can imagine this was a very long painstaking process. After many trips to his shop he was able to get the pants to fit somewhat properly. Quite frankly, my Banana Republic pants fit better than the ones Brian gave me. At the end I ran out of patience and time and just took the pants as they were. I had to spend another 100 dollars and take them to a reputable tailor in Main Line to fix the sub-par job done by H. Davidsen. If you are looking for a level perhaps slightly above department store garments this might be the place for you. But if you want a genuine custom bespoke fitted suit and you are a very observant and savvy dresser with a keen eye this is not the place for you. My recommendation would be to shop around for authentic bespoke tailors -there are plenty outside of the city and in NYC. I know my review may be hard for some to believe considering the number of positive preceding reviews. But I have detailed my experience with H. Davidsen. Having been around friends in the fashion industry for sometime I believe I can spot bespoke tailoring and unfortunately Henry Davidsen just doesn't deliver. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 2/12/2013

I'm a hard to dress guy and have always had problems finding clothes that fit, not to mention look good. I am 6'9"" and lanky, which makes that doubly true for suits and dress shirts. If I find something with sufficient arm length, the neck is too big and the body looks like a parachute; if the neck and body are okay, it hits at my midriff. The result is that I have never felt good in the suits and shirts I've worn. My experience with Henry A. Davidsen was a game-changer. Mike Oxman invited me to the showroom and in my first consult explained the fundamentals of men's suits and how they applied to me as a hard-to-fit guy. I felt comfortable asking questions about my look and image that I've never voiced before. From the first to the final fitting, it was smooth sailing and at each step Mike took the time to explain the process and make sure everything was okay. When I put my suits and shirts on, I understood in an instant what a finely made suit can do for a man. I'll be back again and again and would happily recommend Henry A. Davidsen to any guy interested in making a positive change in the way they look and feel. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/27/2013

Terrific service. I recently consulted with the staff at Henry Davidsen to have a tuxedo made. I wanted a regular tuxedo with dinner jacket and a matching tailcoat, including a tuxedo shirt, braces, and two bow-ties. The service was outstanding and they worked with me to get exactly the look and feel I wanted with each piece. Brian and Mike did an excellent job of guiding me through the process, helping me make the best decisions to get my desired effect, and keeping me informed with the progress. The on-site tailor, Jay, was the best I've ever dealt with. His knowledge and passion for the art was impressive and helped me feel confident that this really was the best option for my needs. I look forward to working with them again for my future clothing projects and I recommend them to anyone who wants true, high-quality work. more

An Incredible Experience 11/22/2011

I was recently married and decided to chose Henry A. Davidsen for my wedding suit purchase. Brian's expertise and professionalism, as well as the overall quality of the experience was second to none. Brian took the time to ensure that my suit and shirt looked as great as it fit! I received countless compliments on the suit and have since recommended Henry A. Davidsen to several of my colleagues. Simply put, if you are looking for the finest in custom-fit apparel look no further! Pros: null Cons: null more

Henry A. Davidsen, my new best friend! 10/22/2011

Henry A. Davidsen came to my rescue, and exceeded my expectations. It's not easy being a part of a bridal party, especially when all of the groomsmen are supposed to wear the exact same suit. Brian was able to make me a suit that matched the other groomsmen (their suits were purchased from a chain store) right down to every last exact detail. The fit and the quality of my Henry A. Davidsen suit had the others wishing that they would have went this direction and spoke with Brian as well. The attention to detail, education, and communication that Brian provided me with was like nothing that I have received before. I look forward to adding new items to my wardrobe from Henry A. Davidsen. Pros: null Cons: null more

Just Great! Best in the City 2/19/2011

Where to start? The wardrobe I have started to create with Brian's help is simply beautiful. The shirts and suits literally fit like a glove and look great, but the clothes are really secondary to the approach and guidance Brian provides. Brian takes the time to go over every detail of each piece, explaining how each difference makes a unique statement. For someone who used to dread picking out suits, I am now completely comfortable knowing I can rely on Brian to help with every aspect of building a sharp wardrobe. I will only go to Henry Davidsen from now on more

Fantastic 2/10/2011

Absolutely fantastic. I just picked up my first suit from Brian last week and wore it for the first time this past Tuesday. I have been wearing a suit almost every day for the past 12 years and I received not only 1 but 3 unsolicited compliments on how well the suit looked on me. I'm meeting with Brian to start working on my second suit next week. If you are looking for a superb quality and outstanding service look no further. more

Philadelphia's King of Custom Tailored Suits 12/8/2010

if you are looking for top notch service paired with excellent quality then look no further than Henry A. Davidsen. Brian walked me through the process, educated me on what colors and patterns worked best for me and then executed to a T with perfection. more

Suit Education 7/29/2010

I live in Florida and own a condo on Spruce in the Rittenhouse Square area. I recently decided to educate myself on the benefits of a quality custom suit. My home area offers the usual mall chain clothing stores. I had no idea of suit construction, materials etc. Brian spent the better part of a morning detailing suit construction, pros and cons of various materials, impressions that various colors create, shirt materials and more. This was followed by meticulous measuring of every imaginable length width diameter down to the wrist diameter on my watch arm for a better fit. Living mostly in the south the suit weight was critical. Upon departing my wife commented that she had no idea prior to our meeting that we would come away with so much information. He accomplished all of this despite temporarily having to use crutches. Pros: Excellent customer service, accommodating, Cons: this will be the only way to go in the future! more

Awesome! 7/22/2010

Awesome place, my soon to be husband got his tux there and all the men in the wedding did. Matched perfect with my bridesmaids gowns! Pros: staff Cons: nothing!!! more

Top of the Line Product 7/15/2010

Like many others that have ventured over to Henry Davidsen and met with Brian, I have have spent a considerable amount of money on retail suits. From the intial phone conversation to our first meeting at his studio to the final fitting, Brian was fully engaged and walked me through the entire process of designing my suit and shirt. I was highly impressed with his vast knowledge of the construction, fabric and frankly the psychology behind the suit. I was very pleased with the end result and you will be hard pressed to find anything comparable. I will be calling Brian for all my future dress shirt and suit needs. Pros: Great customer service, appealing studio, competitive price more

fantastic 6/21/2010

got my 1st custom suit from Brian and could not be more happy - will never buy a suit anywhere else again -what a difference!!! If your thinking about it having one made go see him and he'll walk you through the entire process with zero pressure just like he did me. more

Love It 5/23/2010

My husband loves this place. I would recommend it! more

Improve your image 4/3/2010

My wife gave me a gift of a hand made suit from Henry Davidsen. I had always dressed well but had never had a custom suit. Brian Lipstein, a Wharton grad and the owner has a very handsome club like fitting and showroom at 17th and Spruce. He explained the difference in construction and material from a store bought suit. There's a nice Italian restaurent on the first floor and lots of parking nearby. Pros: Very personal service Cons: None more

Quality service and product 3/24/2010

Everyone should own at least one custom suit. No matter how many alterations you make to a store bought suit, nothing fits or feels better then a custom suit. I had not owned one until last year because I didn't believe there would be a difference (I own 20+ suits). I was wrong! If I had the financial means, I would trade in of all of my store bought suits for custom suits. Brian Lipstein does a great job helping you pick out fabrics and styles, which can be a bit overwhelming. He knows his products and more importantly works with you to create a suit that meets your needs. I would highly recommend Henry Davidsen to anyone that is looking for enhance their professional wardrobe. more

Are you dressed for success? 1/25/2010

You will enjoy your experience with Brian Lipstein at Henry A. Davidsen. I guarantee you will not purchase another suit from a retail store again. The quality of fabric, the precision of talioring and the attention to detail is second to none. The end result is a suit that grabs attention! Are you dressed for success? Pros: Great Service, Incredible Product, Reasonable Price Cons: none more

Education, and a great suit... 11/29/2009

Brian started the process by giving me a basic course on suit construction and fit BEFORE I bought. The result is a great fit, and now I know the value of a custom fit. Pros: Excellent suit, excellent service. Cons: none more

The Best Custom Suits in Philadelphia 11/17/2009

I met with Brian from Henry A. Davidsen Master Tailors again yesterday to order another suit and several more shirts. As always, the experience was first-class! The style,fit and service could not be better. I used to buy Hugo Boss and Canali suits off the rack but never again. I highly recommend Henry A. Davidsen! Pros: Tremendous style, value and service Cons: none more

Best in Fit & Class 10/19/2009

I just picked up my first custom shirt order from Brian last week. I am blown away by the final product. Each shirt is work of art and I am already getting numerous compliments. It may be time for a second order very very soon! Pros: Custom shirts are right on the money! more

Looking good 10/15/2009

I am on my second custom suite from Brian and I am addicted. Not only do you look great, but you get an education on how to wear your suit and the fabric. Brian is a perfectionist, which makes for a great experience. Looking forward to my next suit! more
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  • At Henry A. Davidsen Master Tailors & Image Consultants in Philadelphia we offer the finest custom tailored clothing, casual wear and accessories available for men. Operated by Brian Lipstein, the only Association of Image Consultants International Certified...

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  • Hours:

    By Appointment
  • Neighborhoods:

    Rittenhouse Square, Center City, Center City West

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