Interviews with clients of bespoke tailors – how their style works with their life

The Man who Invented Style

In a world suffused with fashion, “best-dressed” lists and the electric vulgarity of celebrity (whether A or Z), it is often the case that real style is forgotten – if recognised at all.  So contrary to the title of this piece, can style truly be… Read More

Malcolm Plews

Unlike the other two tailors featured here, Malcolm Plews has not been bathed in the spotlight of publicity. Yet within the Savile Row fraternity he commands great respect, something of a tailors’ tailor, with long experience in and around the Row, a Royal Warrant, and… Read More

John Pearse

Granny Takes a Trip was at the very heart of the cultural revolution that hit London in the Swinging Sixties, a small shop with an outsize influence that was launched in early 1966 by a young trio, including tailor John Pearse. Now ensconced in a… Read More

Tailoring in the blood

Another tailoring name has reached something of a landmark this year.  Charlie Allen is celebrating thirty years in the trade. This may seem a minnow beside the venerable Dege & Skinner, yet it shows how the ethos of tailoring in the Savile Row tradition is… Read More