Handmade Two-Tone Tonic Suits
A Marc Griffith suit is bespoke, cut to your exact specification from the highest quality Two-Tone Tonic in England. Our Tonic is a wool-mohair blend with absolutely no synthetic fabrics.
Nothing compares to the bespoke experience. You choose the style, cut, cloth, and lining. The finer details are yours to command. Whether you want a classic 1960s cut, or a style unique to you, your suit will be one of a kind.
After consulting with Marc on your suit, you will have a fitting to be sure the suit will fit perfectly, in a way off-the-peg suits simply cannot. When everything is ready, your suit will be handmade to the highest standards of English tailoring.
Bespoke is the pinnacle of fine tailoring. The fit will be perfect, and the cut will be tailored to you, not a stock pattern. There is simply no finer way of making a suit
To the right is The Selecter's Gaps Hendrickson and Pauline Black wearing two very different and entirely unique Marc Griffith bespoke suits.
A Classic Design
Our signature cut is a faithful recreation of the classic 1960s Tonic suit, a style that remains iconic to this day. Three buttons, slanted pockets, and a thin lapel with a working four button cuff, our suit is classic and distinct, whilst remaining strikingly modern.
However, our quality craftsmanship goes into any design, and the design of your suit is a choice we leave to you. Any colour, any specificity, we can facilitate. Be it a variation on the classic, or your own wholly individual design, your suit will reflect who you are.
Our handmade Tonic suits are a refreshing exercise in quality expertise, tailored in the very best English cloth, and finished with the finest linings just as the classic suits were back in the 1960s.
This is not just another suit. It isn't off the peg, we do not make any ready to wear. Every one is distinct, and will give you the distinction other suits seldom do. Your suit can be understated or electric, it's entirely up to you.
On the left is Roddy Radiation of The Specials wearing a classic cut bespoke Claret & Blue Tonic suit.
A British Tradition
Tonic suits were first developed in England during the 1960s, as a novel way to weave mohair to create an iridescent, colour changing aesthetic that rose to prominence in the Mod subculture, and Rude boy scene.
Tonic Suits retained their popularity, becoming popular in the skinhead and ska scene, and later popularised by the Two Tone music of Madness, The Specials, and the Selecter among others in the late 1970s and 1980s.
By the turn of the 21st century, Tonic Suits were off the market, and no new genuine Tonic was being made in England, until 2007, when Marc Griffith and his partners brought it back. Since then, Marc has been at the forefront of the new Tonic movement.
Today, Tonic is back in fashion, being worn again by classic Two Tone bands, and by men and women across the nation, and the world. Since 2007, the finest Tonic Suit money can buy has been and remains the Marc Griffith suit.
To the right is Suggs in our Copper & Electric Blue three button bespoke Tonic suit.
The Genuine Article
A Marc Griffith suit has absolutely no synthetic fabrics, setting it apart from off-the-peg alternatives. Our suit is 100% wool-mohair, exactly as the original Tonic suits were.
Marc Griffith sharpened his cutting and tailoring skills working for many of the legendary Savile Row tailors, including Huntsman, Anderson & Sheppard, and William Hunt, to name just a few.
His first shop, an eighteenth century townhouse in London’s Clerkenwell was opened on the crest of the 90’s economic boom. Being off Savile Row and on the fringe of London’s square mile meant that not only rock legends such as Brian Ferry and Bruce Foxton beat a path to the door, but a roll call of business moguls and political high-flyers came knocking too.
Marc moved on from his original enterprise to co-found the Ace Face Clothing Company, bringing bespoke Tonic suits back into fashion at an affordable price. Learning from his past business ventures, he went on to found Marc Griffith London, based out of Berwick Street in Soho.
On the left is The Dub Pistols' Barry Ashworth in a bespoke Marc Griffith Tonic Suit.
Call Marc directly on 07801 597150