Savile Row Team Deep With Experience
You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and that first impression can mean all the difference in your career.
For more than 30 years, Savile Row has been designing custom clothing and business casual clothing for successful businessmen and women to help them make lasting impressions at the office.
Savile Row founder David Shockley and his experienced team work out of their gorgeous showroom at the corner of Maryland and Brentwood in the heart of the Clayton business district in St. Louis. Savile Row offers custom clothing and business casual clothes, from custom suits, sport coats and trousers, to custom shirts for business and casual, to the finest ready-to-wear and business casual brands from St. Croix to Tommy Bahama.
Savile Row has been recognized as “One of America’s Top Tailors” by Town & Country Magazine, “One of the Leading Wardrobe Builders” by The Robb Report, and was featured in Cigar Aficionado, Success Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.
Meet Our Staff
David Shockley started Savile Row Custom Clothiers more than 30 years ago. He started the business as St. Louis’ premier image consultant by working with major corporations like Monsanto, Pet and Anheuser Busch. David has dressed many of the country’s top executives, small business owners and busy professional athletes. David created Savile Row’s Wardrobe Management Solution, which helps busy executives make sure their wardrobe is ready for any situation. David has two grown children and recently became a “grandpa” for the first time. He is also a member at Norwood Hills Country Club and plays as much golf as his schedule allows.
Mary Jo Heydt
Vice President/Personal Custom Clothier
Mary Jo touches just about everything there is at Savile Row, from making the store displays visually stunning to buying merchandise. And, on top of that, she has a long list of great customers. Mary Jo has two decades of experience at Savile Row, and came to us before that with extensive experience in men’s clothing. She’s a pro in every respect.
You want something done at Savile Row, call Mandy. Mandy is moving into her second decade with us and she is the backbone of store operations, from working with our suppliers on clothing orders, to shipping and receiving, to supporting our sales team—David, Mary Jo and Dakota. It’s not surprising that many customers go straight to Mandy when they need something or have a question. She gets it done!
Dakota G. Grady
Personal Custom Clothier
Dakota is our anchor to the rapidly-changing market for younger businessmen. With Savile Row since 2015, Dakota has a passion for life and fashion and it shows daily in how he helps clients—many of them first-time custom buyers. His appreciation of classic fashion with bold style choices helps him be a dynamic clothier. Dakota is involved in the arts and culture of St. Louis, personal discipleship and runs his lifestyle fashion Instagram page: iamdakotagarrett. He can also be talked into a great cigar, a caramel latte or anything outdoors.
Moving into his third decade with Savile Row, Dwayne is responsible for making sure every custom garment looks its best before it is delivered to a client. In addition to caring for new custom-made garments, Dwayne is also in charge of our Wardrobe Maintenance Service, where he will spot clean and hand press any garment in a client’s wardrobe to make sure it looks its best. When Dwayne is not busy working, he enjoys new releases at the movies.
Nurko has been a master tailor for 40 years and he has worked at Savile Row for the past eight years. Nurko graduated from design school in Bosnia where he learned the art of tailoring. He later moved to the United States with his family to pursue his career as a master tailor. Prior to joining Savile Row, he was head tailor at Nieman Marcus and Nordstrom. Nurko enjoys fishing and golfing.
Whatever we said to pull Carolyn out of semi-retirement, we are certainly glad it worked! Carolyn helps Mandy Genaro keep operations running smoothly, from keeping all customer files updated with swatches of recent purchases to updating all fabrics for custom clothing and custom shirts. Prior to Savile Row, Carolyn taught second grade with the Ladue School District, and prior to that she was a travel director for INTRAV, which allowed her to travel to more than 62 countries.