During Truefitt’s unique history the company has had the honour of serving the Monarchs of Great Britain over nine consecutive reigns. Throughout this period, Truefitt has held a number of Royal Warrants, and being ‘By Appointment’ is still the envy of other, less revered hairdressers. The Royal connection is continued to this day by Truefitt’s barbers and we are honoured to hold a Royal Warrant to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.
Glancing at Truefitt’s appointments books is like reading entries from a ‘Who’s Who’ of distinguished society and names of those who shaped the history of the world are often recorded as patrons. Truefitt & Hill were honoured to include amongst their clientele almost all male members of the British Royal Family since George III, as well as numerous Royals of other European Courts, famous politicians such as William Gladstone, the Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill, and Field Marshal the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. Famous stars of stage and screen have also come to Truefitt & Hill for the nest grooming experience, including Lord Laurence Olivier, Danny Kaye, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Stewart Granger, Fred Astaire and Cary Grant. Today, as throughout our long history, our products are carefully crafted in England, and are formulated with an exquisite blend of rare, natural and sophisticated essences.
The story of the oldest Barbershop in the World, as recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records, began in fashionable Mayfair on October 21st 1805, the day of Nelson’s victorious Battle at Cape Trafalgar, while King George III sat on England’s throne and William Pitt the Younger served as its Prime Minister. This was the era of fine craftsmanship, innovation and styling which set the scene for a history that is colourful, inventive and pioneering.
For over two centuries Truefitt & Hill has been recognised as the nest traditional gentlemen’s barber and perfumer in London and has provided discerning gentlemen with only the nest in grooming products and services. Our offering truly gives men the opportunity to look and feel their very best.
Catering to the exacting standards of London’s aristocracy, when vanity and good grooming were the essential mark of a gentleman, Truefitt offered its demanding clientele a new level of service unsurpassed anywhere in the world. From its array of exceptional products through to its legendary barbering services, there developed a heritage and sense of innovation that today marks Truefitt & Hill as the world leader in men’s grooming. Only at Truefitt is there a sense of history at every turn. Page through novels by Charles Dickens and William Thackeray and it becomes apparent that from its inception Truefitt played a pivotal role in preparing Britain’s gentry, not only for society events, but also for their everyday lives. Consequently, Truefitt is mentioned throughout modern English literature as a bastion of style with the highest quality service – a tradition we are proud to continue today.