James Weir, Aiden Traynor, Simon Cundy, Charlie Sweeney - Henry Poole & Co
Simon Cundey of Henry Poole (third from left) with the Poole apprentices receiving their certificates: James Weir, Aiden Traynor and Charlie Sweeney

  
Last week was the summer party of the Bespoke Tailors Benevolent Association, which is always a nice affair. 

There’s a mix of cutters, coatmakers and cloth merchants, as well as the friends and family of apprentices receiving their Savile Row Bespoke certificates. 

This is not Pitti; there are no peacocks. Many people are in bespoke tailoring, but often without other bespoke or sartorial elements. It is relaxed and it is very social – more like a village fete than an tailoring event. 

Congratulations to all the apprentices that were awarded on the night; it’s fantastic to see so much young blood still coming into tailoring. And many thanks to Claire Barrett of Hawthorne & Heaney for her usual organisational prowess.
    

Pierre LeGrange Huntsman + Chairman of SRB), Cameron Buchnan - Current Chairman of BTBA, SueThomas (SRB), Philip Parker (Henry Poole & Co + SRB)
The presenters: Pierre LeGrange of Huntsman, Cameron Buchnan the current chairman of the BTBA, Sue Thomas from SRB, and Philip Parker of Henry Poole

 

 

Charie Sweeney certificate

 
The BTBA summer party

 

Dario Carnera, Huntsman
Dario Carnera of Huntsman

 

Dan McAngus and Davide Taub, Gieves and Hawkes
Dan McAngus of Graham Browne and Davide Taub of Gieves and Hawkes

 

Claire Barrett and Kathryn Sargent
Claire Barrett of Hawthorne & Heaney and and Kathryn Sargent

 

Oliver Spencer, Anderson and Sheppard
Oliver Spencer of Anderson and Sheppard

 

Chris Bull, Dionne Reeves, Vivenne Wang, Rebecca Mahoney - Huntsman
Chris Bull, Dionne Reeves, Vivenne Wang and Rebecca Mahoney of Huntsman

 

Simon Crompton and Tommaso Capozzoli
Me, and Tommaso Capozzoli of Stefano Bemer

 

Pat Bunting - Dormeuil, Pat Murphy - Davies & Son and Geoff Wheeler. - Dugdale bros
Pat Bunting of Dormeuil, Pat Murphy of Davies & Son, and Geoff Wheeler of Dugdales

 

(Mrs Bright*) & Robert Bright (* not entirely sure!!) - Part of BTBA
Mr and Mrs Robert Bright of the BTBA

 

Henrys' pencil