TravellingTailor does the menswear show



Travelling Tailor does Moda Menswear Show

Today was a first for, we visited the Moda menswear show at the NEC just outside of Birmingham.

It wasn’t the first time I’d been to the show, I’ve been many times before but as a Partner in Laurie Hopkins Menswear.

The purpose of the show is to showcase the styles and designs available for Autumn Winter 2017 and the overwhelming trend was TWEED!



It’s not just Made to Measure Suits we supply, we also offer Ready to Wear Suits

Scapegoat Hill
View from my of office today at Scapegoat Hill, Huddersfield

With a name like you could be forgiven for thinking that we only provided the good people of Yorkshire and Lancashire with made to measure suits but that’s not the case, we also offer a large range of ready to wear suits, jackets and trousers, all available on a stock service basis and all from various suppliers.

Take today for instance, I have visited a customer at his home in one of the outlying villages around Huddersfield to deliver him a third pair of trousers to a Digel Super 100’s Suit that he bought from Laurie Hopkins Menswear early last year.

The fact that the suit was on a stock service meant that despite damaging one of the pairs that he originally bought in an accident at work, in effect he could still wear that suit because I could get a replacement pair – the accident didn’t result in a total write off of a very nice Super 100’s Digel Menswear suit, all it cost him was the price of a pair of trousers.

Stock service ready to wear suits are available in a variety of fabrics, styles, fits and sizes, why not telephone us to discuss your requirements?

Made to Measure Suits in Yorkshire


Made to measure suits in Yorkshire

Here at we have (in association with Laurie Hopkins Menswear, Lindley) been offering the good people of Yorkshire one of the finest Made to Measure Suit experiences for over 30 years.

We have built up a reputation and a client list from all over the county with customers from Huddersfield (naturally), Holmfirth, Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Halifax, Sheffield, Doncaster and Barnsley. is our new conception, we’ve taken all the quality of a Laurie Hopkins Menswear made to measure suit and taken it on the road. We now make having a made to measure suit measured and fitted so much easier by visiting you either at home or in your office.

We understand that in today’s fast paced work environment time really is money and so to save you both time and money, we’ve put our made to measure service out onto the road.

Simply ring Michael on 01484 511088 or 07885 298700 to book an appointment that is mutually convenient, then at the allotted time, Michael will visit you to discuss your Made to Measure suit requirements, show you our fine selection of Yorkshire cloths, discuss the style and fit you desire and measure you, it really is that simple to start the ball rolling and book our visiting tailor service in Yorkshire.

3 piece made to measure or 2 piece, you decide!

Quite often I am asked, do you suggest I get my new made to measure suit as a 3 piece suit or a 2 piece suit and my answer is always go for the 3 piece (if you can afford to.)

 Finance and fashion aside and we all know how fashionable it has become to wear a waistcoat (or vest as it’s called in the trade) over the last few years; a 3 piece made to measure suit is more practical.

 If you consider a suit worn for work in an office, quite often the jacket is hung up or put on the back of your chair as soon as you get there but a waistcoat is worn all day. The waistcoat element of a 3 piece suit provides you with warmth, pockets and. generally keeps you looking smart and tidy


3 piece suit
3 piece suit

If like me you’re a little corpulent then the waistcoat covers a multitude of sins, no longer can colleagues see gaping shirt buttons or shirt tails hanging out the back of my trousers.

The waistcoat isn’t only for those who are a little thick around the midriff, a waistcoat can also improve the appearance of someone who is thin. If you have a well-fitting waistcoat and use the strap and buckle at the back, you can draw the vest in at the midriff to emphasise your chest to waist ratio and thus making you look more athletic.

A 3 piece suit worn correctly can improve how you look no matter what your body shape.

At the end of the day, when you come to make your choice with made to measure, it’s all down to your own personal preference, after all, that is what a made to measure suit is all about, your choice, your style, your suit but there is one other piece of advice that I give all my made to measure suit customers when they are debating 2 piece or 3 piece and that is:

“A 3 piece suit can always be a 2 piece suit, a 2 piece suit can never be a 3 piece suit!”

So which would you go for?

Made to measure to the Clone Valley, Huddersfield

made to measure in Colne Valley, Huddersfield
Delivering made to measure garments in the Clone Valley

This was the stunning view from my office on Saturday morning as I delivered Made to Measure suits to Marsden and Slaithwaite in the Clone Valley, Huddersfield.

I’m loving the freedom of being a Travelling Tailor.

Where to next – you decide!