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The TfW exclusive Gilet

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

TfW GiletWe believe your hand-crafted TfW Limited Edition Gilet will not only prove the most convenient all-weather garment you have ever bought, but will ensure you stand out from the crowd on all occasions, indoor or outdoor. Here are some of its features:

Hand-crafted from boiled wool to retain its posture whatever the circumstances – A classic William Morris print lining for a touch of elegance – Sleeveless, comfortable, light – multi-use, all-weather, indoors and out – Can be worn over a business suit or under a topcoat – Suitable for walking, driving, cycling, travelling – Fully lined pockets for coins, mobile phone, travel documents, spectacles, including two secure internal zip pockets.


Gilet sketch002The TfW Limited Edition Gilet costs £420 (including VAT and postage to anywhere in the UK). For orders elsewhere in the world, please contact us first – email address below. Payment should be in £ sterling (GBP).Your garment will be specially personalised with a hand sewn name tag. Be sure you indicate the name you wish to use as identifier on the order form.

Send your details:by email to:
(If contacting us by email, we will advise of alternative payment methods.)
or by post to: Tailoring for Women Ltd, 61 The Exchange Building, 132 Commercial Street, London E1 6NQ, United Kingdom. Telephone: +44 (0)7950 401881

If contacting us by letter, please enclose a sterling cheque made out to: Tailoring for Women Ltd.

You will receive the hand-crafted TfW Limited Edition Gilet approximately 2 weeks after payment is received.

Please give us the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Full postal address
  3. Telephone number(s)
  4. Email address (if available)
  5. The name as it should be sewn into the name tag
  6. Measurements (see below for advice):-
  • Height (inches or cms – please state which!)
  • Bust (inches or cms)
  • Waist (inches or cms)
  • Hip (inches or cms)

For measurement advice, click on the image to enlarge:

Gilet measure

How many garments do you require? If ordering for more than one person, please be sure to include measurements and name tag details for each recipient. Let us know also if you require the garment(s) to be sent directly to other recipients – names and addresses.

Over under sideways down

Friday, March 12th, 2010

TfW sleeveIt’s strange how music makes unusual connections in our brain. I was listening by chance to an old Yardbirds hit from 1966 – Over under sideways down… just as I was marking up some new cloth, when I realised that they were singing about exactly what I was doing! Cloth arrives folded with the wrong side facing out and right side protected in. (more…)


Recognised as a pioneer of bespoke tailoring for women, Carol Alayne has over 25 years experience of creating striking garments for arts, sports and media personalities and business wear for professionals and executives.



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