A Bespoke Shirt From Hemingway Tailors

Craig shares his experience with Hemingway Tailors and shows off his new bespoke shirt

As men we wear a lot of shirts and we’ve all seen those guys in ill fitting, baggy monstrosities, sagging at the collar and too long at the arms. On the flip side we’ve also seen the ones where the buttons strain and gape at the chest. All utterly dreadful, and all to be avoided, unless you want to look like you been at the dressing up box.
A well fitted shirt says a lot about a man. It shows that you take yourself seriously and care about your appearance. That said, allow me to introduce Hemingway Tailors.
Blogger has a made to measure shirt from Hemingway Tailors in London

With an office in South London Hemingway offer bespoke tailoring to London clients

With over ten years behind them offering men’s and women’s tailoring services, access to the world’s finest fabrics and over 90 years of tailoring heritage, Hemingway Tailors are a good choice when looking for made to measure or bespoke tailoring.
With a head office in Leeds and one in South London I headed over to meet them. Nestled in a pretty little courtyard in Kennington sits Hemingway Tailors. I met with Mark Banks, a tailor for 14 years Mark provides a personal tailoring service to Hemingway’s clients in London. Mark recognises the changes in tailoring and knows that advances in technology has helped produce a consistently high standard in his industry.

Influencer meets Mark Banks of Hemingway Tailors

Mark Banks of Hemingway tailors, a wonderful host with a wealth of experience

It’s very important to Mark that when he meets a client he is able to offer personal advice on the cloth and styles that fit best with his customers lifestyle and personal style.

With some very high profile and famous clients, it was my turn to experience the Hemingway service.

Blogger chooses options for his new made to measure shirt from Hemingway tailors

The choices available to you for your Hemingway Tailors shirt are endless

Mark made me feel very welcome and with a coffee in my hand he explained what to expect from the experience and how he came in to the business. His passion for tailoring is very clear and I knew instantly that I was in good hands.

The cloth and options for my shirt were endless and Mark assisted me through the selection process offering advice and an insight in to what would work for me on a personal level.

Influencer chooses fabric for his new bespoke shirt from Hemingway tailors

The fabric choices are many and varied, offering choices for all tastes

Of course measuring is key to the creation of a made to measure or bespoke garment. This was done quickly and efficiently with Mark recording all the necessary detail, and after discussing options for buttons, collars, cuffs and overall fit I was very happy with my choices.

I wanted a shirt that would be suitable for the office, but one that would look just as good paired down with jeans or chinos for a less formal look. As it’s summer I wanted a fine cotton in a colour that was unobtrusive and looked smart. I settled on a classic light blue cloth but the options are extensive.

Blogger gets measured for a bespoke shirt from London's Hemingway Tailors

Marks measure me for my new shirt, ensuring a perfect fit

A few short weeks later and my shirt was ready. Arriving back at Peacock Yard on a hot July morning I was excited to see my new shirt and I wasn’t disappointed. It was exactly what I wanted and it fitted like a glove, even down to the extra width on the left cuff to accommodate my watch.

Blogger visits Hemingway Tailors to get a new bespoke shirt

My made to measure shirt. Exactly what I wanted

Blogger visits Hemingway Tailors to get a new bespoke shirt

Hemingway offer tailoring for both men and women

Blogger visits Hemingway Tailors to get a new bespoke shirt

Hemingway Tailors have over 90 years heritage in the tailoring industry

Blogger gets the first fitting of his new bespoke shirt from Hemingway Tailors

The first fitting of my new shirt and it fitted perfectly without need for alteration

Blogger shows off his new bespoke shirt from Hemingway Tailors

Classic and versatile. My new shirt from Hemingway Tailors worn paired down with jeans

Blogger shows off his new made to measure shirt from Hemingway Tailors

My new shirt looks just as good with a suit and tie

Blogger styles his new bespoke shirt from Hemingway Tailors

Suited and booted in navy suit, floral tie and my new shirt

Blogger shares details of his experience at Hemingway Tailors

My new shirt fits perfectly and I’m very happy with the outcome

That Dapper Chap shares details of the bespoke experience at Hemingway Tailors

Th personal touch continues with a subtle monogram on my shirt cuff

I’m incredibly happy with my shirt. It’s a perfect fit and is just what I wanted. Are you looking for a new tailor? Maybe you have a wedding coming up and you’re looking for that special suit? Perhaps you’ve never had a made to measure garment and are interested in getting something made for you? Either way I’d love to hear your thoughts so please feel free to leave me a comment below.

My shirt is priced at £195. Made to measure two piece suits start at £850 and a bespoke suits starts at £2,650

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