Scott Hill Returns to Los Angeles Scene
Like Wilkes Bashford in San Francisco, Mitchells in Greenwich, and Jeffrey in New York, Scott Hill has been an iconic retailer in Los Angeles for more than 20 years. So it came as somewhat of a surprise three years ago when the style-savvy store owner shuttered his Sunset Boulevard shop to take what appeared to be a long sabbatical from the world of high-end menswear. But, in fact, he didn’t really leave the retail world. He quietly opened Scott Hill Bespoke, a by-appointment wardrobe consultancy operated out of his Malibu living room. “Every few weeks I’d pack a suitcase and go all over the country to visit with customers in New York, San Francisco, Vermont, and other states while also trying to service my best customers here in Los Angeles,” says Hill, whose success on the road convinced him that there was a definite audience for a more personal kind of selling.