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How to pick a “Bespoke” Tailor.

These are the points that are important to us:1. If you’re told it’s "Bespoke", make sure it is. Ask the person your speaking with if he is the actual cutter.Will he cut you a personal pattern? Any company or individual should have a pile of individual patterns adorned with names of his clients. Be very wary here, there are some good CMT houses (cut, make & trim) who merely receive your details and then effectively make you a ready-to-wear suit- using a standard template, not an Continue Reading »

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Anglo American…

After two successful weeks in the USA, visiting the cities of San Francisco, New York and Boston, we are finally back in the workshop here in England.Our regular trips to America are more than a flight of fancy. Historically, Savile Row firms have always dressed famous and influential American men.  The most notable period was the 1930's & 40's, where many Hollywood film stars had to have the quality and panache of Savile Row tailoring. Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire and Frank Continue Reading »

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Here in the USA….

Well, it's that time of year again. Arriving in California yesterday to begin our two week tour, we were hit by the glorious sunshine of the golden state... it's always such a pleasure to start our visits here in San Francisco.With a brisk three days of appointments in the city by the bay, 11th -13th of March, we will commence our next destination of New York on Monday the 17th. After three days in New York we head to our final destination.... Boston, Friday the 21st and Saturday the Continue Reading »

Car Coat by English Cut

New destination, new website & new apprentice….

It's a pleasure to be making quite a few of these car coats recently. It's understandable, as they are the perfect garment that can look formal enough for Savile Row, but relaxed enough to wear with a sweater and jeans at the weekend.We've been making these in classic dark blues, greys and tweeds of all designs. These two coats on the left are almost complete, a set of horn buttons and a good pressing will finish them off nicely. The green coat is made from Austrian Loden - which adds a Continue Reading »

The New Year rush…

Well, another year begins in haste. We hope all of you have enjoyed the festive break and have made all the resolutions needed for 2014.Over the Christmas period, we have been looking through our collection of antique tailoring books. The picture above stood out for us all... a very busy clothing factory in Wigan, England. Our educated guess judging on the clothing worn would put the date of this superb photograph during the 1930's or 40's.  How smartly dressed are these gentlemen at work? – Continue Reading »