I love one off clothes stores that offer something truly unique, with a few stores catering for the ladies of Brentwood I feel us guys have been waiting for something new and unique and it’s here at last.
Velvetine Tailors opened 3 weeks ago with the ambition of delivering a made to measure suit at a west end standard, without the price tag.
Eager to get a new winter suit in my wardrobe I popped into Velvetine Tailors and met Liam, owner and perhaps a contender for GQ’s best dressed wearing one of the best shirt and tie combination I’ve seen.
The shop itself is fresh, well designed and full of accessories to compliment your suit or formal attire, my favourite was a pure wool tie pictured here:
Whilst measuring me up Liam tells me about his love for tailoring from a young age and his ideas of where men’s formal fashion is headed.
Liam explains to me “Whilst I appreciate a slimmer cut trouser I really feel a straighter cut on the leg is more masculine and compliments your foot wear”, I’m sure being a hairdresser means I have to have slimmer cut trouser, right?
After choosing a double-breasted suit (and the slimmer cut trousers despite Liam’s knowledgeable opinion) and having a good chat over a cup of coffee with my new found Tailor I felt like I was at home, I could have easily spent the afternoon talking more with Liam, a tailor with a fresh approach and clear passion for making us chaps look great.
Velvetine Tailors can be found 141a Kings Road Brentwood CM14 4DR and can be contacted on 01277 200 443.