Around the World in 80 Tailors
As a merchant and supplier of cloths to tailors globally, Huddersfield Textiles has had the privilege of working with some of the greatest tailoring shops in the world. Many are world renowned with master tailors at the height of their profession, while others are plying their way to global recognition.
How these places come to be known can largely be attributed to the social media storm over the last 5 years, which has propagated many of these fine establishments to overnight fame. Either through a client’s doing, or their own. This has spurred many to learn more about them, and to visit them in their native lands to commission tailored pieces.
Thanks largely to the internet, we’ve come to discover a lot more about these tailors on a massive scale. The same applies to cloth merchants and mills. We’re able to market directly to a consumer whereas previously, tailors were our bread and butter. They still are, but the benefit of showcasing your fabrics to consumers has also proven advantageous to tailors. Customers are decisive and know which fabric books they want to buy from, rather than being overwhelmed from the excessive choice.
As a tribute to our passion for cloth, and respect and admiration of tailors – we sought to identify the best tailoring shops in the world. Those that have made an impact in their country, and have received attention globally. We wanted to know why they have been successful, and why their customers keep returning back, commission after commission.
12 tailors. 3 simple questions. We hope you’ll enjoy reading their interviews as much as we enjoyed preparing them.