Trunk shows coming up, around the world…

Wednesday, April 12th 2017
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Since we introduced the Trunk Show Calendar last year, it has become an increasingly popular part of the website. 

For those that missed the announcement (and the link in the site navigation, above), the Calendar was a way to bring together all the bespoke trunk shows going on around the world.

Customers of bespoke can filter the listings for their city, for a type of clothing, or for a particular maker, and chart their travels.

It meant that last week we could publicise the first real trunk show by a Japanese shoemaker in the UK: Masaru Okayama (above), who was in the Marriott Park Lane along with Vass shoes and several others.

And it means that this week we can help our friends Whitcomb & Shaftesbury, as they travel to Boston and Chicago for the first time.

Among other highlights coming up for readers over the next month are:

As you can see, there is a broad range of both makers and locations, and new categories like glasses (EB Meyrowitz, above) and leather goods (Dunhill, tailoring shown below) are also making an appearance. 

And it's noteworthy that several tailors book well in advance: Henry Poole and Co, Benson & Clegg and Timothy Everest are already taking appointments for October and November.

We've added over 20 makers since the last post on our Calendar, but there will always still be some missing.

If you know anyone that is travelling near you, and you think should be on there, please contact us at [email protected]

We are also working on an email alert system, so bespoke customers can stay informed without having to check in every time. More news on that soon. 

Top image: Nackymade (at The Armoury, New York, at the beginning of June)

Below image: Enzo Bonafe (at Skoaktiebolaget, Stockholm, at the end of April)

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Hey Simon,

I really like the Trunk Show Calendar and still think it is a fantastic idea.

However, I would love to see someone make a “sartorial map”, which gives a quick overview of all the tailors and mentionable craftsmen a city has to offer.

For example, let’s say I am planning to visit Florence. So I open the sartorial map, which just looks like Google Maps and is riddled with pins of the specific craftsmen.

When clicking on the pins, I get 1-2 of the most important information such as opening hours etc.

This will not only give me a good sartorial overview of the city itself and what it has to offer, but will also enable me to plan my routes and visits and combine them with private matters.

Simon, what do you think of the idea?


Indeed, just what I was thinking.

And besides the most important information like opening hours, you could link directly to an overview of your articles of the specific makers.

Kelvin Agyei Darko

Hello, I am Aj and would like to knowknow more about it. The show I mean