How to Look Your Best at a Black Tie Event

How to Look Your Best at a Black Tie Event

Autumn is a busy time for Colmore Tailors and fine tailoring.   And in particular for sharp, well made evening wear.  From made-to-measure (MTM) dinner suits to bespoke velvet tuxedo jackets, we make them all at this time of year.  But with the lines of formal and casual becoming ever more blurred what should you wear to a black tie event?

Lichfield Bespoke Tailoring Appointments

Lichfield Bespoke Tailoring Appointments

You can also book an appointment for a bespoke or made-to-measure (MTM) suit at our home studio in Lichfield.

We moved into our Birmingham City Centre studio at the start of July and things are coming along nicely. Whilst all our changes may not be immediately apparent to the casual observer, the more eagle-eyed will notice subtle changes on a weekly basis. (save for the re-decorating job, which is a tad more obvious).   These improvements will continue to be implemented and your feedback, good and bad, is always welcomed.  For those of you that do not know, we are based just off New Street and overlook Temple Row.  One minute's walk from Colmore Row and the Great Western Arcade

Fight The Good Fight

Fight The Good Fight

Believe it or not, but years ago Bespoke clothing was the norm.    Ready-to-wear had not been thought of and Birmingham's streets were teeming with tailors.   It was not uncommon to have a tailor on the corner of every street.

Over the years RTW has become more prominent, sacrificing fit (the most important part of clothing) and replacing it with speed and impulsiveness.    Don't get me wrong, RTW has its place, but my heart will always be with custom tailoring, made to fit me and me alone.

Battle Cry - Why we love tailoring

Battle Cry - Why we love tailoring

It’s been a question that’s been going around my head for a few days now.    We know what we do but why exactly do we do it.  The obvious answer is because we love suits, we love tailoring and we love clothes.   This is true, but I always felt why we do what we do was bigger than just suits, it stood for something more….and that’s what we are getting to the bottom of.

Birmingham Tailors Workshop

Birmingham Tailors Workshop

When we started our travelling tailor service we always knew we wanted to set down some roots at some point.   After several rounds of viewings, logistics plans and in-person visits it turned out that our home was closer than we thought.

Based a mere 2 minutes from New Street and Snow Hill stations, and 60 seconds walk from Colmore Row is the new home of Colmore Tailors.    Walk up the stairs to the first floor of our grade II listed building and you will find, what is likely to be, the cities last remaining tailors workshop.