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

Bespoke purists

A rich vein of military tailoring runs through Dege & Skinner like a legend through a stick of rock. Generations of smart young men have left Sandhurst kitted out by the company, many to continue as loyal customers for the rest of their lives, and… Read More

Edward Sexton

The word Icon has become much over-used in modern parlance, rather like Hero. But it might well be attributed to the three tailors featured here, who have each retained considerable stature over the years. Interestingly, they are all based outside of Savile Row. Edward Sexton… Read More

Christopher Maytum

“The great thing about a bespoke suit or coat is that you can choose the fabric, say what you want – and then it lasts and lasts – and the tailor will refurbish it for you over the years,” Christopher Maytum enthused, in explaining what… Read More

John Cooper Clarke

With mad hair standing on end, like a darker version of comedian Ken Dodd’s, and a gravelly Mancunian voice that is as arresting as Richard Burton’s, John Cooper Clarke is the quintessential figure of an eccentric English poet but one that has inspired some of… Read More