We have decided to close the Mr. Start store in order to rethink the brand. From everyone here at Mr. Start we would like to say thank you for your support. For future announcements on the brand, please sign up to our newsletter using the form below.


In 2008 the Mr. Start brand was launched by designer and retailer Philip Start.
A highly regarded industry figure with extensive experience, Philip Start founded Mr. Start to provide a fresh tailoring aesthetic, one that offered modern luxury at an accessible price alongside a broadening offering of casual wear and accessories.

The brand quickly found success, launching its own store on London’s Rivington Street as part of Philip’s START boutiques network. Through Mr Start, Philip draws from his reputable and extensive experience in retail to create refreshing and wearable collections, inspired by his understanding of the way men dress. The suits are slim cut, creating a look of casual precision. The ethos is modern and architectural, creating an accessible, everyday elegance. The definitive fit is subtle yet certain, epitomising ‘Shoreditch luxury’.

Mr. Start has also begun developing his collections with a relaxed and informal aesthetic. Creating casual wear with a soft tailored edge, and expanding the collection to include a highly successful edit of short sleeve polo shirts, moleskin bombers and merino wool roll necks. The store has since become a contemporary sartorial destination, providing both ready-to-wear clothing and a made to measure service.