After serving as an officer for the Special Operations Executive in the war, Hardy returned to London in 1945. With the help of a generous benefactor, he bought the lease of No. 14, Savile Row, which had been damaged during the Blitz. The following January, Amies opened the doors of his fashion house with a presentation in the House’s Grand Salon.
Hardy Amies was a pioneer of Savile Row, the home of English bespoke tailoring and his brand became known for classic and elegantly tailored clothes for both men and women.