at last….

at last….

(drafting freehand)

It’s never easy to explain what many people would call the mystery of our craft but I certainly hope our little movie was at least slightly enlightening. Creating a pattern by this method can seem rather vague, especially, when you are trying to teach the process. By its very nature it’s basically one third technical and two thirds artistic.

However, I’m not going to beat myself up about how clear or unclear I made the process, I just hope you got a little enjoyment out of it and perhaps a little more knowledge. No doubt many of you gave up watching the entire video so you probably missed the last bit where I explained that we have some exciting news

(11 st george street, w1)

Firstly, I’m delighted to say that our new made-to-measure service is up and running. Of course you’re very welcome to visit us here at the Hall, but what may be a little more convenient will be to meet me in our new London office. I say “new” because we are about to move to a beautiful tailor’s shop at number 11 St. George Street, W1 which is basically just around the corner from the north end of Savile Row.

If you read earlier you’ll know that our new service starts at £1400 for a hand made two piece made from English cloth. Our delivery time will be 5-6 weeks. If you’d care to take advantage of our new range then please contact us and we’ll arrange an appointment for you. I’m obviously very proud of what we’ve achieved but here’s a reminder of what Esquire thought.

(hand made)

I will be meeting my bespoke clients here and also on specific days only our made-to-measure clients. The first date we are offering our new service in London will be Friday 16th September. I will then be taking appointments every two weeks. Also, because we are rather excited about our new range, we’ll be having a little launch party at Morton’s club which is just around the corner. Although I would love to invite all of the English Cut readers, I’m afraid the venue’s not big enough and my pockets aren’t deep enough so it’s by invitation only.

(entrance to mortons)

We have various people from the media and tailoring and fashion world attending and also some interested people from our industry. If you are involved in our business and would really like to come and have a look at what we’re doing and drink some of my free, very good champagne, then please write to me and I’ll try to fit you in.

  • Neil Jordan
    Posted at 15:11h, 08 September Reply

    Looking forward to Mortons.

  • Richard Poole
    Posted at 21:52h, 08 September Reply

    Absolutely fascinating video. Thank you.

    Could you maybe explain a bit more about the two vertical lines you marked above the pocket? The outer one is where the seam to the side body would be if there were one; the inner one I can see corresponds to a line of stitching on the (ready-to-wear) suits I own, but what is their purpose on this jacket? Are they cosmetic or does the stitching along them have a structural purpose?



    • tom
      Posted at 09:37h, 09 September Reply

      Hi Richard,

      The front dart is to give waist shape and also produce fullness over the chest:)

  • bigsands
    Posted at 10:35h, 10 September Reply

    Quality, is everything.

  • August Larson
    Posted at 07:13h, 16 September Reply

    Glad to hear things are going well! Very entertaining watching your pattern-drafting skills at work, truly inspiring to reach that level of expertise.

    August L.

  • Brandon
    Posted at 21:15h, 18 September Reply

    Thank you for taking the time to make these videos. Although I doubt I’ll ever have an opportunity to make use of the information, it’s great to be able to see how you execute your craft.

  • Andy Crichton
    Posted at 09:49h, 28 September Reply

    The video is a wonderful chance to see you in action. What you can’t see is the years of training that I know went in to learning to doodle like that!
    Best wishes

  • sara
    Posted at 00:56h, 05 November Reply

    Wonderful and fascinating to see you are very skillful, one question if I may, where do you purchase your scissors, they are amazing too.
    Thank you for taking the time to show us how is done.

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