Top Tailoring and Fancy Threads

“Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not!”

Oscar Wilde

Today I wanted to take a little look at fashion and threads for the men. With a look at a particular brand that we stumbled across on a recent trip to Brighton whose creative tailoring stood out to us leading to a number of unscheduled and unexpected purchases!

Creative tailoring and tweeds.

Creative tailoring and tweeds.

The store is Gresham Blake and we came across them one lazy Sunday whilst browsing the lanes and other lovely little streets of the fabulous, sunny seaside town.

Their style is creative and unique with the aim to make good quality tailoring less elitist and more readily available to everyone. The quality of the clothes is extremely good and the fit (although I realise this is unique to the individual) seems to be pretty spot on. They are also uniquely British using cloth sourced from the UK as well as creating and weaving their own fabrics in-house.

Unique prints - something a little different.

Unique prints - something a little different.

When we visited their Brighton store the staff were friendly, knowledgable and helpful and they made the shopping experience for my husband (who hates shopping - surprise) much more bearable and dare I say it even enjoyable!

They even allowed our dearest little Spaniel in the shop with me whilst Dan browsed and sampled the clothes - which gets the thumbs up from me (although I can't guarantee this is a given all the time and in all locations, it was quite a quiet Sunday).

Dan purchased two very smart shirts one with a unique flamingo print (yes flamingo) and one with a handgun print along with an accompanying and gorgeous tweed jacket, matching tie and pocket square.

Fancy Flamingoes!

Fancy Flamingoes!

I realise that the style and prints might not necessarily be right for all office environments if you're considering making some new work wardrobe purchases. However if you're looking for something a bit different and distinctive then this brand really ticks all of the boxes. Plus with Fathers Day just around the corner here in the UK these fancy threads could prove to be a great purchase for your loved ones if they have a taste for something a little quirky.

If you're in Brighton near Bond Street or you find yourself wandering up and down Commercial Street in London then pop in and see if anything tickles your fancy. It appears from the website that they also take online orders so that might be worth giving a go if you like what you see but can't make it to either of the stores.

Happy Shopping and Happy Monday all.