“It’s about a man, who happens to be in fashion,” he says. “When I started designing, I did my research and I said: you want to build a name, you need to do something unique and different, and so when someone thinks of your name, they should think of a product. When the V&A asked for one of his suits – regarded as the hallmark of success in the British fashion industry – he didn’t celebrate, he complained.
I decided that the suit would be that for me.” So he decided he wanted to modernise the suit, and he never stopped to think about how he could achieve it. He says: “It was a piece from one of my early collections, and they wanted one of the best pieces – and I remember having a real issue with it.
In 2005, Boateng was honoured with a major 20-year retrospective event at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The exhibition recognised that he had by combining the highest standards of execution with a fresh, vibrant design philosophy, successfully captured the imagination of both the media and the public.
In that time, Boateng became the youngest man to open his own store in the Savile Row area of tailors and was also made creative director of menswear at Givenchy.
Indeed, filming only finished at the end of September when Boateng presented his latest London show, A Man's Story, at Fashion Week in Leicester Square.
Take today for example, I chose a three piece suit mainly because it’s cold - and a flannel one at that. A good suit must be well cut, it should enhance the form of the wearer or at least help and benefit the wearer.
This enabled him to open his first studio in Portobello Road in 1991.
In 1994, Boateng staged his first catwalk presentation during Paris Fashion Week, the first tailor to stage a catwalk show in Paris.
Now Boateng has agreed, telling The Independent newspaper: "It should absolutely be a British tailor.
I mean, Tom's great and everything, and so are his designs in the film, but it should be a Savile Row tailor."They should ask me. I've thought about it quite a lot and I'd jump at the chance.