Operating out of a renovated Richmond tobacco warehouse, Ledbury was conceived during school-abroad at Oxford, where the founders acquired "a healthy addiction for the tailoring of Savile Row and the shirting of Jermyn Street"; to bring that perfect-fitting style Stateside, they spent a year crashing on friends' couches, all the while sweating British tailors for their secrets -- presumably with promises of lascivious acts, like "going back to America and never bothering you again".