Learn Bespoke Tailoring

Bespoke tailoring is the original and finest clothing experience, so If you are considering a career as a tailor, one of our bespoke tailoring courses is the best place to start to learn tailoring. This is THE bespoke tailoring course if you aspire to be a fully qualified bespoke cutter and tailor, without the need to enrol in a traditional apprenticeship. It is open to UK candidates with prior experience in garment making and delivers both optional pathways – bespoke cutting and tailoring – to all students.

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Learn Tailoring

This exciting bespoke tailoring course is an opportunity to learn tailoring and immerse yourself in the world of bespoke tailoring. A tailoring apprentice will take up to 10 years to perfect their craft. So perhaps you want to have a taste before you commit, or just understand more about this complex and secret industry ?

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Learn tailoring, is a course for students aimed at learning the art, craft, heritage and history of traditional bespoke tailoring. Previous course attendees have gained employment in several Savile Row tailoring houses, others have gone on to establish their own bespoke tailoring businesses throughout the world.

We’re passionate about sharing our skills and passion for tailoring. We created our exclusive training course for individuals who want to improve their skills in a specific area – either at a beginner, intermediate or advanced level.

I cover in detail men’s trouser making, waistcoat making and coat making, previous attendees have gone on to gain full time work on https://desmerrion.com/savile-row-tailors

Course Content:-

Sewing Machine Operation.
Under Pressing.
Out Pressing.
Hand stitching.
Pocket Making.
Block Patterns.
Trouser Making.
Marking In-Cutting Out.
Waistcoat Making.
Canvas Construction.
Coat Making.
Garment Basting.
Hand Button Holes.

Fees: UK & EC Residents £10,000 Per Full Year.
Non UK/EC Residents £12,000 Per Full Year.

Learn Tailoring

This is a full-time course over 36 weeks per year Monday to Thursday 9am-3pm. Friday 9am-1pm.

Students will be allowed to use the workroom unsupervised until 6pm on evenings. And 10am until 1pm on Saturdays.

Tailoring Courses.

Equipment and Materials: These will be provided to all students.

Refunds And Cancellations: Students who voluntarily withdraw from the course after fees are paid are not entitled to a refund.

Contact Information: Mr Desmond Merrion,
59 Bridge Street, Castleford, WF 10 1HH.

Tel: +44 (0) 787 1877 061.



Savile Row Tailors

You really need to look deep past the location and the smart, nay very smart windows of the establishment. If you have the money to pay high rents, anyone can claim the status and bragging rights of being a Savile Row tailors.

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Me hand setting a coat vent with my 16lb pressing iron.

There are a few tailoring companies that are based on Savile Row, and without naming them here, if you walked through their door and ordered a ‘bespoke’ suit, your order would be rushed straight out to Bucharest in Romania and your so-called ‘bespoke’ suit would never see a single tailors hands. Lots of automated sewing machines and top of the line pressing equipment yes, but not a single real tailor.

If a tailor has a Savile Row address on his website that doesn’t necessarily make them a real craftsperson. Many of the cloth merchants have fitting rooms based around Mayfair, and these rooms are available to use by any company that orders and uses the merchants cloth bunches. The merchants that actually occupy and rent the space on Savile Row are also quite happy for companies and tailors to also advertise this Savile Row address on letter heads, and websites as if it was actualy them that are physically located there.

Traditional Savile Row Tailors

However, that said there are a lot of really decent tailors located on The Row. The only downside I can see is that boy do you have to pay through the nose for them. Someone has to cover the expensive overheads, and that my friend is you. So please be careful when choosing your tailor, the craft is really becoming a minefield for the unwary punter.

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Suits on a production line. This is not how handcrafted bespoke or real made to measure suits are made !

Bespoke tailors on the famous Savile Row take a big chunk of the top end work floating around. But, not all of the tailors perched on Savile Row will make you a bone fide all canvassed genuine bespoke suit. This post will show you one version of the inner canvasses that I make and put into my hand crafted bespoke coats.

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The picture below shows Desmond Merrion hand padding (making) a chest canvas for one of my bespoke coats. This picture was taken of me at home on my sofa after work, on the fly by Sarah. Thanks Sarah…..

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Me hand making a canvas for a bespoke coat at home on my sofa after work.

The picture below shows the canvas after it is fully hand padded. I took this picture the next day at work, it is the same canvas I was working on at home as described above. You can see the shape of the chest very clearly, I haven’t taken any cuts out of the canvas yet but two cuts is my preferred default, sometimes I may take three cuts.

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You can see the shape in the chest of this hand made canvas.

The final picture below shows this canvas hand basted onto the front of my clients coat, the chest and shape is obvious. So the next time you visit your tailors, take a good look inside the coat at the fitting to see this canvas running all the way through the front forms top to bottom. Don’t forget to ask him how he made his canvas…….Ahem.