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Tailoring with the Godfather: Harry Helman

Harry HellmanI have on my desk a composite reminder from my first days in London almost twenty years ago; a photograph, business card and sketch of an evening tail suit. They came from my first meeting with Harry Helman, the gold medal winner some would call the Godfather of Savile Row.… More: Tailoring with the Godfather: Harry Helman

Being authentic: Bespoke speaks for you

Welcome to Tailoring for Women; a service dedicated to the wardrobe requirements of professional women, supported by a community of craftspeople working in the art of Savile Row.  Register below for our newsletter to keep up to date with comment, guidance and opinions, or include our RSS feed in your preferred reader. You can also connect to me on LinkedIn.… More: Being authentic: Bespoke speaks for you

The credit crunch, suits, and a pricing conundrum

Credit crunch malaiseWith the current financial turmoil that surrounds us it seems appropriate to talk about price of goods, but on this occasion I intend to do it from the ‘makers’ standpoint.  The reason is that I have been more than slightly surprised recently by some of the prices claimed for ‘high quality, custom, hand made’ suits.… More: The credit crunch, suits, and a pricing conundrum

Invisible Menders: Paramedics for suits

First AidSome time ago I paid a fortune for some brightly coloured Holland and Sherry tartan cloth and made myself a hacking jacket. I loved it to bits and all was fine until I was attacked by a barbed wire fence when out on one of my client’s shoots. One of those awful triangular tears was the result, in full view half-way up the sleeve.… More: Invisible Menders: Paramedics for suits

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    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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