Bringing Textile Manufacturing Home

A few days after I took delivery of the first bolt of The Great Northern Cloth, I received an invitation to take part in an event, aptly named ‘Made Beautifully Here’; organised by mountain shirt manufacturers McNair at Upper Mills, Slaithwaite, the heartland of the British textile… Read more

The Great Northern Cloth

The Great Northern Cloth

Pictured above is Scottish grown Merino wool, the only one of its kind. It is incredibly soft, not what you would expect from a sheep that spends most of its live outdoors, in the hills of the Borders region. This week, it will be used to… Read more

Tailoring Academy

The Tailoring Academy

As a Master Tailor and Textile Engineer with 30 years experience, I am delighted to launch The Tailoring Academy as the first UK training centre to offer a new, exciting opportunity to learn the all important skills in a modern way – the new ABC Level 5 Diploma in Bespoke Tailoring. Combining… Read more

Tailoring for Women

Men traditionally make up the vast majority of customers in bespoke tailoring, ordering a classic business suit or coat for the winter months from their trusted craftsman of choice. In sharp contrast, and despite a growing number of women in powerful, well remunerated positions, only… Read more

Making Tails for Pavarotti

What do you do when one of the greatest tenors of all time walks through your door? It was the mid 1990s, I had qualified at the workshop of bespoke tailor Tom Reimer in Hamburg a few years earlier, but I was far from being… Read more