It’s always interesting to meet new clients both for ready to wear and made to measure suits. The last few weeks have been a busy period for TravellingTailor.co.uk and I’ve met many new customers across the country.
I’ve travelled the width of the country measuring, fitting and delivering suits for clients. This has involved working bank holidays, weekends and evenings as well as normal working hours.
One Bank Holiday saw me visiting the Fylde Coast to fit and deliver two made to measure suits for clients as this was the best time for them. Saturdays have become a ‘normal’ working day for me recently. I’ve visited clients for both made to measure suits and ready to wear suits for 4 out of the last 5 weekends.
I’ve visited quite a few clients on an evening as well to help them with their menswear needs. In fact, the idea behind TravellingTailor.co.uk is working well, basically I will come and see you when the time is best for you.
This ethos was brought home to me on a recent visit to a client. It was a Saturday morning and the client was wanting a Made to Measure Suit for a special function but also to be used for work later.
I drove to South Yorkshire to meet my client in the comfort of his own home. Once there, he looked at some of the over 800 sample swatches that I had to show him. After a while he selected a stunning Super 150’s Huddersfield cloth that he and his wife had both liked.
After selecting a suitable lining and discussing the various style details available for made to measure suits, I measured him. It was at this point that I enquired how he had found me and why he chose TravellingTailor.co.uk for his new suit. It was simple he said.
“I looked at many websites and loved the idea that you were prepared to come and see me, at my house and on a Saturday. I’m self-employed and if I don’t work, I don’t earn. So it was great that someone would come to visit me and in my own time.”
The sentiments expressed in that statement sums up the TravellingTailor.co.uk ethos – perfectly.
#ViewFrom my office today, Rishworth, Halifax. Measuring a client for a made to measure suit for a wedding.
#Rishworth #Halifax #MadetoMeasureSuit #TravellingTailor #Yorkshire #HuddersfieldCloth #WeddingSuit #dapper #menssuit
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Photo taken at: Rishworth, Calderdale, United Kingdom
What you should wear if you are in the Royal Enclosure at the Royal Ascot meeting and how TravellingTailor.co.uk can help you out.
The Royal Enclosure at Royal Ascot is quite simply one of (if not THE) greatest social occasions in the UK’s sporting diary and as such it has a very strict dress code.
Luckily here at TravellingTailor.co.uk (and via our previous retail store – Laurie Hopkins Menswear) we have years of experience in ‘dressing’ our clients for the occasion. So where do we start?
Well, let us begin with the official Royal Ascot guide lines, for men, they state:
Gentlemen are kindly reminded that it is a requirement to wear either black or grey morning dress which must include:
• A waistcoat and tie (no cravats)
• A black or grey top hat
• Black shoes worn with socks
A gentleman may remove his top hat within a restaurant, a private box, a private club or that facility’s terrace, balcony or garden. Hats may also be removed within any enclosed external seating area within the Royal Enclosure Garden.
The customisation of top hats (with, for example, coloured ribbons or bands) is not permitted in the Royal Enclosure.
This dress code is strictly enforced and so you should think very carefully about what you are going to wear during the races.
The dress guide supplied by the racecourse also includes images of suggested wear and a price guide for the outfit.
With Top Hat’s starting from £500 and a Tailcoat costing around £475, fitting yourself out for Royal Ascot is an expensive business.
That said, here at TravellingTailor.co.uk we can help you and have put together a stunning ‘Royal Ascot’ package consisting of:
5” Melusine Top Hat (6¼” Tall Top Hat available at an extra charge)
100% Pure New Wool Black Tailcoat
Wool Dove Grey waistcoat
and Wool/Poly Grey striped trousers.
This ready to wear Royal Ascot outfit is supplied, fitted and delivered by ourselves for only £612.00*.
TravellingTailor also offers a made to measure service should you wish to have a truly unique Royal Ascot experience.
*extra charges apply to Tailcoats that are 48” or above and Trousers 42” or more.
Should you be visiting Royal Ascot in 2018 and would like to talk to us about our offer, please telephone Michael on 01484 511088 or 07885 298700.
Michael Hopkins is the owner of TravellingTailor.co.uk and has over 30 years experience in supplying quality Menswear in and around Yorkshire.
#ViewFrom my office today. Wakefield, delivering Meyer Trousers to a client and discussing Made to Measure Suits.
#Wakefield #Yorkshire #Meyer #MeyerTrousers #TravellingTailor #MadeToMeasure #MadeToMeasureSuits #Menswear #Chinos #Pugneys
#ViewFrom my office today. New Mill, Holmfirth. Fitting a made to measure Captain’s Blazer for a client.
#TravellingTailor #MadeToMeasure #CaptainsJacket #Golf #GolfClub #CaptainsBlazer #NewMill #Holmfirth #Yorkshire #Huddersfield #Snow