Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 7

April 22nd 2011

This week was the second, forward fitting for this Henry Poole suit. The shape at the back is much improved since Craig and Alex ripped it apart last time – a nice compromise between hiding the shape of my back and highlighting my seat with too...

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 7

This week was the second, forward fitting for this Henry Poole suit. The shape at the back is much improved since Craig and Alex ripped it apart last time – a nice compromise between hiding the shape of my back and hig...

April 22nd 2011

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 6

April 15th 2011

An awful lot of handwork goes into a pair of trousers at Henry Poole. Here we see a few examples of that work, with a particular focus on attaching the curtain – the strip of cloth that runs around the inside of the waistband. Before we get to ...

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 6

An awful lot of handwork goes into a pair of trousers at Henry Poole. Here we see a few examples of that work, with a particular focus on attaching the curtain – the strip of cloth that runs around the inside of the wa...

April 15th 2011

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 5

April 8th 2011

First fitting this week on the Prince of Wales double-breasted suit being made at Henry Poole – in the Poole house check with characteristic burgundy overcheck. Craig Featherstone, who cut the suit, is joined here for the fitting by master ...

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 5

First fitting this week on the Prince of Wales double-breasted suit being made at Henry Poole – in the Poole house check with characteristic burgundy overcheck. Craig Featherstone, who cut the suit, is joined here ...

April 8th 2011

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 4

April 1st 2011

This, the fourth part of the series looking at the making of a Henry Poole suit, examines the padding of a chest. It is being done here by apprentice James under the watchful eye of John Dryer. First, James takes the three parts of the canvassing (...

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 4

  This, the fourth part of the series looking at the making of a Henry Poole suit, examines the padding of a chest. It is being done here by apprentice James under the watchful eye of John Dryer. First, James takes the ...

April 1st 2011

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 3

March 25th 2011

The next stage in my Henry Poole double-breasted suit is the cutting (previous post, measuring, here), being done here by cutter Craig Featherstone. Henry Poole characterises itself as a house that tries to achieve ‘balance’ in the cut of...

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 3

The next stage in my Henry Poole double-breasted suit is the cutting (previous post, measuring, here), being done here by cutter Craig Featherstone. Henry Poole characterises itself as a house that tries to achieve ‘ba...

March 25th 2011

Golden Shears: Beautiful details

March 22nd 2011

Every year the Golden Shears throws up some wonderful pieces of tailoring design, and gratifyingly Monday’s show was no exception. The little details are always what stand out. Like the buttons on a detachable cape that are hidden under the...

Golden Shears: Beautiful details

Every year the Golden Shears throws up some wonderful pieces of tailoring design, and gratifyingly Monday’s show was no exception. The little details are always what stand out. Like the buttons on a detachable cape...

March 22nd 2011

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 2

March 18th 2011

The second post in the Henry Poole series, this illustrates the measuring being done by cutter Craig Featherstone – with Simon Cundey taking notes. (Previous post on the cloth is here.) Craig is refreshingly honest with his references to the va...

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 2

The second post in the Henry Poole series, this illustrates the measuring being done by cutter Craig Featherstone – with Simon Cundey taking notes. (Previous post on the cloth is here.) Craig is refreshingly honest wit...

March 18th 2011

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 1

March 11th 2011

This is the first post in what will be a series on having a double-breasted suit made at Henry Poole, in Prince of Wales cloth, as in Edward VII, but with the Duke of Windsor’s addition, originally from the Seafield estate, with the exclusive H...

Prince of Wales at Henry Poole: Part 1

This is the first post in what will be a series on having a double-breasted suit made at Henry Poole, in Prince of Wales cloth, as in Edward VII, but with the Duke of Windsor’s addition, originally from the Seafield es...

March 11th 2011

Livery at Henry Poole

January 26th 2011

The way Keith tells it, in the late eighties the Royal Household had a decision to make. The livery of the Household and Royal Mews was in pretty poor shape. It had largely been made in 1902 (for the coronation of Edward VII), some had been remade in...

Livery at Henry Poole

The way Keith tells it, in the late eighties the Royal Household had a decision to make. The livery of the Household and Royal Mews was in pretty poor shape. It had largely been made in 1902 (for the coronation of Edward...

January 26th 2011

Permanent Style in GQ: Field Day

October 5th 2010

Another short piece in GQ last week, this time telling the world about next Monday, October 11, when Savile Row will be turfed and covered with sheep. Perhaps more importantly for those interested in bespoke tailoring, there is a whole roster of even...

Permanent Style in GQ: Field Day

Another short piece in GQ last week, this time telling the world about next Monday, October 11, when Savile Row will be turfed and covered with sheep. Perhaps more importantly for those interested in bespoke tailoring, t...

October 5th 2010