Last Friday was the Master Tailors’ Benevolent Association (MTBA) summer party, although the food has been rather upgraded on last year and we were treated to a barbeque and tables inside. So perhaps it counts as a dinner.

It was also the last MTBA party, because the MTBA was officially merged with the Tailors’ Benevolent Institute (TBI), to create the Bespoke Tailors’ Bespoke Association (BTBA).

The MTBA was the charity of the owners of the tailoring companies, and only they could benefit. The TBI, founded by Brummell’s tailor Joseph Stultz, was the organisation of the tailors themselves. Together the BTBA is a welcome update.

Photography: Luke Carby
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James Marwood

Looks like fun. That plaid suit, shirt & tie is a bit… wow, but the PoW DB in the first photo is great.


Hi Simon,
Somehow I have come to think that such an event and parties alike are in fact or should be occasions that allow those who are a bit sartorially inclined to confidently escape the business uniform, though as to shoes – to avoid Bill’s ire if it happens after 6PM – only Black color would be the unique prescription.


Russell looks very snazzy!