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Clements & Church

British tailoring’s best-kept secret

Clements and Church is an independent British tailoring brand that provides bespoke wardrobe solutions for style savvy gentlemen. For formal occasions it offers custom-made suits, jackets, shirts and smart alternatives for business or casual wear, from chinos and jersey shirts to sneakers.

 

Founded in Birmingham in 2007, the brand has a reputation not just for beautifully finished garments but for the quality of the cloth it uses, sourcing some of the finest fabrics in the world. Its particular expertise lies in delivering the all-important perfect fit and it does that as much for everyday clothes as for outfits for a special occasion, such as a groom’s wedding suit. Fans of the brand also love the ability to personalise their shirts or suits with flamboyant linings or monogrammed initials.

To become fully sustainable, the brand has spent the last two years adapting to be a fully custom- made operation

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Clements and Church has five stores in the UK; Beaconsfield, Oxford, Leamington Spa, Solihull and Birmingham. Many clients enjoy being part of the design process and can go into any of the boutiques to see a 3D render of a suit in the cloth they choose before a tailor measures them. After a bespoke pattern is accurately created using technology, everything is done by hand, from the suit’s creation, sewing and finishing, to ensure the precise fit that the brand excels at.

 

Clements and Church also offers its Travelling Tailor Service, comprising a tailor’s visit to home or work, also hosting trunk shows across the globe. Ever happy to go the extra mile for its clients, one head tailor recently travelled to Turkey for footballer Rio Ferdinand’s wedding to ensure that the ties of his ten groomsmen were perfectly aligned.

 

Some clients are so invested in their Clements and Church suits that they wish to understand more about the tailoring process, so Clements and Church took a group of clients on a road trip to Biella in Italy to visit some of the fabric mills the brand works with, such as Delfino and family-run artisan mill Ferla.

Clements and Church is deeply conscious that the detrimental impact of fast fashion on the environment is an increasing concern for many. To become fully sustainable, the brand has spent the last two years adapting to be a fully custom-made operation, thus avoiding the huge waste of textiles that occurs with a ready-to-wear manufacturing model. This represents the brand’s serious commitment to the environment and its ability to respond to its customers’ concerns.

It’s this combination of adaptability with its artisan skills of which Clements and Church is particularly proud. For Clements and Church, this highly creative, flexible approach – that embraces both traditional craftsmanship and new technology – is what bring British is all about.

Clements and Church is entering 2020 with great optimism. It is looking forward to developing and launching a new label, which will offer handmade tailoring to women in response to clients’ requests. Meanwhile, its bespoke shoe platform will continue evolving and the brand will offer custom-made casual shoes to sit alongside its formal shoes, boots and sneakers.

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