Richard Gelding was founded by Richard in 1976 on the current site in London’s exclusive Mayfair. From the beginning Richard prided himself on the knowledge and experience of his sales people and the highly personalised level of service that they are able to offer.
In 2005 Richard retired and his successor is David Moss who stems from a long line of menswear retailers, stretching back to his great, great grandfather who established himself as a London retailer in 1840. David has many years of menswear experience, stacking shelves in his father’s stores aged 9; working with Peek and Cloppenburg in Düsseldorf after graduation; and directing the market leading menswear team at Moss Bros through the 1990s, culminating in his opening of the first Canali store in London.
In 2001 David was the UK’s representative for the International Menswear Group, a collection of leading independent menswear retailers from around the globe. The store’s General Manager is Wilhelm Sturesson, the co-founder with Axel Persson of the Baltzar.com business. He speaks fluent Swedish!
Tony Yurdakul arrived at Richard Gelding in 2003 after managing the menswear business for the famous London store Fortnum and Mason. He brings obvious expertise and natural flair to the business; he also speaks Turkish.
James Papa is our newest recruit, joining in 2019, with a background most recently as a made-to-measure specialist.
Michael Holtz can normally be spotted at weekends and on other high days and holy days! He has a particular eye for presentation and is masterful at making the store look its best at all times.
With our own alterations tailor we are able to ensure that you can take away your Canali suit without delay.
We are pleased to be of service to the local business community (property boys, hedge funds, financiers, consultants, etc.), and residents from London and throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. Our overseas customers live in 74 different countries around the world (at the last count), and include families who have been shopping with us for 3 generations!
For those who reside outside the European Union we are able to provide the necessary form to enable you to claim back the sales tax (VAT) directly from HM the Queen!
The loyalty of Richard Gelding’s customers is a source of enormous pride for those who work in the business and we are delighted that so many choose to return to us season after season.
If you are not in town you can always sort through our collections of menswear at Baltzar.com.