It all began back in the 1980s when I was seven and being raised by grandparents who were in the tailoring trade. I was often found in their local tailors and haberdashery shop pedalling away on the treadal industrial sewing machines, learning to make cushions, teddy bears and then later clothes. My auntie went on to teach me how to construct patterns from body shapes and measurements for both ladies and gents, and I was making dresses and waistcoats by the time I went to university to study fashion garment construction and pattern cutting.
After leaving university I started working in the design and cutting rooms of high street chains making sample garments for production for both men's and ladies wear. Later I went on to work for a bridal company for a number of years, where I improved my skills in pattern making, construction and design of wedding dresses. Finally I took over the family business which dates back to 1890 which I still run today offering bespoke suits, shirts and coats, wedding suit hire and ladies and gents clothing alterations.
In 2011 I was part of a group of tailors from across the UK who helped designed the training modules for future Saville Row tailors. Later I became a member of the Savile Row training academy team. As part of this process I assessed trainee tailors and really enjoyed the opportunity to pass on my skills and passion to our future tailors. This enabled me to visit the tailor houses on a regular basis, which I still do today, meeting several of my regular clients.
Tailored by Shane was founded and added to the company portfolio as a travelling tailor service. By visiting clients in their own homes it helps me to understand and appreciate their needs from a design point of view. As a client you will feel at ease and more relaxed in familiar surroundings where you may choose to have you partner, family or friends present for that very important second opinion. Commissioning a bespoke garment is truly a wonderful experience.
The meaning of true bespoke garments is one designed from a blank canvas adding in design features and styling where necessary. Constructing patterns and then cutting the cloth to the many thousands of hand stitches that goes into a true bespoke garment. I am more than happy to visit you at home, your place of work, or if you prefer you are very welcome to visit my design studio and work room, where I can provide a comfortable environment for you to design your bespoke garment.
My client base is varied and I have made suits, blazers, shirts, jeans, dresses and even kilts. From wedding suits with a difference for same sex couples, to making that great first impression at that important job interview. We are a traditional tailors with a modern outlook on lifestyles and fashion because of this we have a great following from the LGBT community where we have designed many wedding / civil partnership suits and dresses for gay and lesbian couples
Everyone can look and feel a million dollars, whether you are tall, short, thin, shapely, old or young with your very own unique bespoke made garment.
So don't delay and contact me for your personal one on one consultation.