Tailoring lies at the very heart of Alexander McQueen and is a fundamental part of the house. Combining traditional techniques with new and innovative approaches, a bespoke Alexander McQueen suit is expertly crafted to the highest quality and with the utmost attention to detail.
A full set of forty measures are taken during the first consultation to ascertain shape, posture, balance and proportion. A paper pattern is then drafted, unique to the customer. For the first fitting the suit is taken to a baste, with an unlined jacket to demonstrate and refine the shape and style.
Originally from a working-class town outside of Manchester in the North of England, David was never satisfied with the ordinary. Inspired by a Modernist ethos, David began getting his own suits custom made for himself as a teenager. As a young Graphic Arts student in Leeds, David was quickly swept up by the world of fine tailoring joining the Savile Row house Gieves & Hawkes at the age of 19.
The Buckingham Tailors has been based in a listed Georgian property in the historic town of Buckingham since 1977 which is ideally placed centrally for visitors from all over England. Buckingham is no longer the County town and so it has an almost “village” atmosphere yet it contains a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants in the old centre and is home to a small college population from the independent University of Buckingham.
To commemorate Hackett's five year partnership with the prestigious EE British Academy Awards, they are proud to bring to you the Hackett вЂ?Five Golden YearsвЂ™ Collection.
Reinterpreting timeless western styles, Marras placed it in a playful and fashion-friendly realm. A hodgepodge of prints and patterns referenced a southwestern motif. Old western symbols such as the apron or overalls were brought forth in trendy plaids. Denim and leather juxtaposed with fur decorated jackets as well as oversize knitwear. The outlaw was also allowed his opportunity to shine with modern rifts on the leather biker jacket and dangerously sharp suiting.