The Brighton & Hove Stripe Blazer

There is always something going on at Gresham Blake, believe it or not we dabble with things you wouldn’t even imagine us to! Like for instance, designing our own Brighton & Hove Tartan. Our (more or less) resident photographer Kenny McKraken, from Scotland himself, was one day musing about how he thinks Brighton & Hove should have their own tartan. So, we ran with it, creating our very own officially certified tartan and you all loved it and for good reason! Vivid blues and bright pinks make up a check unlike any other tartan we have seen. A brilliantly vibrant colour palette, even if we say so ourselves…

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Our in-house design team have been recreating our, now signature, tartan for a few seasons from shirting to our classic chinos and even the lining in our navy mac.

We have reimagined it in so many ways we wanted really turn it on it’s head and what better way than the introduction of a Venetian Stripe. Arguably as classic as a tartan being steeped in history, albeit a slightly more mediterranean one. Saying that, it is largely unknown where the Venetian Stripe got its name from. Some believe that it has origins in the Italian city of Venice, however there isn’t much research to back that theory up. So others think that the flat weave technique took inspiration from the classic dye houses of Venice. The flamboyant colours that they are renowned for in consequence from the dimly lit rooms of the 18th and 19th centuries where the colours needed to be as vivid as possible to create a lasting impression.

Stripes have always been and probably forever will be a classic theme in menswear and whether you are into boating or not, it is undeniable that this jacket looks great on anyone.

With stripes, confidence is key, make it the focal point your outfit by accompanying it with a classic cream or navy chino to maintain a sophisticated edge. However, it will look just as good with our colourful chinos to completely steal the show, whether it be the races, the tennis or just a picnic in the park. And do you want to know a secret? Forget “go faster stripes”, make way for the all new “look taller stripes”!

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The bright blues, yellows and pinks of our our stripe bring life to the classic flat woven cloth with the thick navy stripe keeping it wearable and can be proudly sported from Royal Pavilion to Regatta. This boating stripe jacket will soon be your new favourite summer look and has already been dubbed ‘jacket of the season’ by the design team!

The summer cloth is weighty enough yet breathable. Made from a blend of wool for an elegant drape and cotton for a cool summer look which further demonstrates its durable nature. The blazer is complete with splashes of fuchsia pink found in the melton and the lining make this jacket pop! The Brighton & Hove Stripe Blazer is a standout seasonal jacket. The vibrant cloth is woven fully in the United Kingdom and will be sure to see you through the hotter months year after year.

Jack looking striking our Brighton & Hove Stripe Blazer

Our new SS22 collection is, as always, very limited edition so make sure you don’t miss out on this warm weather winner. I think you’ve earned your stripes…

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Breaking the Bias in Tailoring

Women’s International Day 2022

This year’s theme is “Breaking The Bias”.

Imagine a gender-neutral world….

When I think about what it means to be a woman on International Women’s Day, the words that come to my mind are Power and Resilience.

When we learn to combine both these forces, we can literally change the world.

Take me for example. Some of you may know that alongside Gresham, I am co-founder of Gresham Blake.

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Me, proudly wearing the first suit Gresham made for me

Now, traditionally, Bespoke Tailoring is very male-dominated and posh.

I have a few traits that did not quite fit into that mould.

Firstly, I am female.

Secondly, I am not white.

Thirdly, I am very vertically challenged!

I am not what you would typically expect as ‘YOUR BESPOKE CONSULTANT’ if you were buying a suit in Savile Row.  And, over the years, I have surprised a number of my client at that first consultation when I have said that I will be looking after them today.

However, what I have found, is what people want is – simply people that are very dedicated to what they do and have skills and knowledge to back that up.

From the first bespoke suit that Gresham made from me, I was completely hooked on tailoring.

My vision was to be able to provide this to everybody, in particular women. 

At Gresham Blake, we now specialise in women’s bespoke tailoring.  We have created patterns and designs which produce empowering garments, whatever direction you want to take.  Designing a women’s bespoke suit is the ultimate gender-neutral experience, where you can find yourself and express who you are through a beautifully tailored, stylish garment.

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Bespoke tailoring has not been on most women’s radars, in part, because it has been so closely associated with menswear, but also because it’s been sold with the image of ‘gentlemen’s clubs’ and ‘country estates.’

For me, it’s completely the opposite.  I want to break those stuffy stereotypes and simply make well made, contemporary clothing for the individual.

More and more women are getting frustrated with the process of finding things that fit them well.  I am proud of the ladies tailoring services we provide.

And did you know that 80% of the Gresham Blake team are Female?

“Ohh, it’s a women’s tailor”, I still get that a lot.

“For goodness sakes, so what?”

I’ve earned my ‘pinstripes.’

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Fun Fact

Unlike nuclear DNA, your mitochondrial DNA can only be passed down from your mother!

The mitochondria are specialised for producing the energy that each cell needs to function, and it is the reason that we can move our muscles or even think thoughts.

“On this International Women’s Day, I would like to thank my mum, my mother-in-law, and the generations of females rooted in my history for my internal strength.”

SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MEGA OFFER

BESPOKE 2PC SUIT£600 (normally £1000+)This week only

The offer ends on Sunday 13th March

Simply, purchase the suit deal online then one of our bespoke tailoring consultants will call you to book you an appointment.

This is an offer not to be missed! With hundreds of British cloths to choose from this is your chance to design your perfect bespoke suit.

Treat yourself on International Women’s Day to something you will treasure forever.

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Veganuary-Friendly Tailoring?

It’s a yes from us! Don’t let your Veganuary stop at just the foods you eat, be climate conscious through your sartorial choices too. Gone are the days when sustainable fashion meant hemp sacks and itchy fabrics. We are now enjoying a new era of sustainable fashion and at Gresham Blake we are so proud to be a part of it. Introducing our 45 Collection.

The name pays homage to its ethical beginnings, through the suiting cloth which utilises innovative fabric technologies that incorporate 45 recycled plastic bottles in every single suit. These bottles are now able to have a new lease of life and with your help they will never be a single use plastic ever again!

This collection is luxury, without the price tag. Retailing at £295 per suit, keeping your wallet and the environment happy in one fell swoop! If that wasn’t enough to tempt you, these suits are also fully machine washable at 40 degrees. So, none of that faff of going to get your suit cleaned, with the added benefit of no harsh chemicals, often used in dry cleaning, going into the environment.

Not only is the 45 Collection suiting kinder to the planet, they also look and feel great, with a luxurious soft handle. Comfort and functionality are at the forefront of this collection creating a hard wearing piece that you will treasure for years to come. These suits are definitely a new wardrobe classic. The perfect suit from work to weddings.

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Our Navy Dot 2 Piece Suit – “The perfect suit from work to wedding.”

As a design company, we understand that we all have a part to play in protecting the environment and the people in it. I think we speak for everyone that after this lockdown period it has become apparent, now more than ever, that we need to do everything to look after our planet. Better working conditions, sustainable materials, and processes that leave little impact on the Earth are issues that we care about.

This menswear collection comes in two classic colours, Navy Pindot and a Grey Pindot pictured below. Get suited and booted for your next big occasion, the 45 Collection will help you just do that.

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Here’s a little bit about the process of creating a 45 Collection suit:

The process of making one of our 45 Bottle suits

At Gresham Blake, we are committed to trading relationships that are both commercially viable and ethical. We support fair trade and only operate with manufacturers who comply with our ethical trading policy.

Our 45 Collection embodies all that is right in the development of fashion technology and innovation. The polyester used in our 45 Collection is made from 45 plastic bottles. All our garments are then crafted in our workshops using renewable energy. Owning one of these, not only are you helping in our shared goal for a greener planet but also, you will be saving 45 plastic bottles from hitting the landfill. So, go ahead and help us save the world, 45 plastic bottles at a time!

Please mind, this collection is very popular. We are pleased to say that after a long two years of lockdown we have managed to get some more in stock. Order yours today to avoid missing out!

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DESIGN YOUR OWN TRACKSUIT

Ever fancied yourself as a designer? Well here is the perfect opportunity to make that dream become a full fledged a reality with one of our ever popular Made to Order Tracksuits.

Our Made to Order Bespoke Tracksuits enable you to take charge of the print design. Be the designer and get creative!

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Inspiration comes from everywhere, so sketch those ideas down and collaborate with our in house design team and together you will come up with print ideas for your new tracksuit that you can wear with pride.

What makes this such a special bespoke option? You will be there every step of the way, working alongside our designers who will send you design updates. Let’s call you… the Creative Director! You are able to direct the process and you can make it as simple as possible. Whether you tell us an array of things you like, send us some inspiration or your own imagery our design team will create that one of a kind tracksuit that you are after. Our aim is to create a piece that you will treasure!

Our Made to Order tracksuits have been an absolute hit with an array of our clients including the likes of Iain Stirling, Laura Whitmore, Romesh Ranganathan, Keith Lemon, Tom Davies and Rag’n’Bone Man, just to name a few!

The tracksuits are made to order and come in a range of sizes, which can be mixed and matched according to your specifications. Once purchased we can discuss sizing with you or we can book you into an appointment with one of our tailoring specialists to see what size is the best fit for you.

Keith Lemon’s ensemble is one of our recent tracksuit creations. We discussed the design he wanted and chose the stripe colours and other design details to make his new tracksuits pop. Have a peak at his tracksuit designs below:

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A great treat for yourself OR the ultimate gift for a loved one! The gift of creativity? What more could you want?!

Vouchers and E-Vouchers are available upon request.

For more information please email: info@greshamblake.com

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Gresham looking sporty whilst sporting Woody Cook’s bespoke tracksuit print design.

⭐ GB BLACK NOVEMBER STAR STEAL⭐

A Bespoke 2 Piece Tartan Suit

For £500

Limited availability, it’s a steal…

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Hundreds of tartan cloths to choose from…

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Simply purchase the suit ‘online’. One of our Bespoke Sales Consultants will call you to schedule a fitting in either our Brighton or London Store.

At the fitting, you will be able to chose from over 100 British Wool Tartans.

Style-wise, it will be your design, we will guide you and possibly suggest a quirky detail, or two.

If you want to purchase this as a gift for someone special, we shall send out a Bespoke Suit gift voucher.

Rag’n’Bone Man in his GB tartan suit

Join the Clan, with our extra special Black November promotion which enables you to get a classic tartan bespoke two piece suit for only £500, normally retailing at £1000. This is an offer not to be missed! With hundreds of tartans to choose from this is your chance to design the perfect Tartan Suit bespoke to you.

One of our tailoring consultants will guide you through a completely unique design taking all measurements and specifications into consideration. This suit will be one to treasure!

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The classic Blackwatch Tartan is one of the many fabulous cloths available in this offer

This tartan suit offer really is an all-rounder, as this doubles up to be the perfect gift for someone special too. Whether it be Christmas or an upcoming birthday? You really can’t get a gift that is more personal to them!

With YOU being the designer, you can go as wild or classic as you like. With so many tartans to choose from, you really are spoilt for choice.

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Here are just some examples of our clients rocking their bespoke tartan suits:

Make the most of this GB EXCLUSIVE OFFER and get yours today.

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A bespoke suit at a Ready-to-Wear price? It’s a yes from us!

Want the Best Bespoke Suit for Your Special Event? A little GB Guide, by Fal Blake.

As we turn the corner of the New Year, we know we are not alone in willing it to be a more positive one! Stepping into 2022 with an optimistic mentality, why not put your best foot forward and make sure that your clothes follows suit, pardon the pun! A GB bespoke piece is guaranteed to make you look and feel your absolute best at every occasion this year. Whether it’s a wedding, a party or a just well-earned get together. It will be such a relief to get back into our glad rags. Which is the perfect excuse to scope out our bespoke services, at Gresham Blake we offer a plethora of fabrics that will inspire the suavest of looks, guaranteed to have you looking and feeling your absolute best!

“Get smart and nothing can touch you”

Book an appointment today for a consultation.

Myself and Gresham on our wedding day in 1999.

Do you have a special occasion on the horizon such as a WEDDING? 

If so, it’s important to feel confident in what you wear. Wearing a suit off the peg might be convenient, but does it deliver the confidence and swagger you need to make a grand appearance and stand out from the crowd?

When you’re ready to make a dazzling impression, only a bespoke suit will do.

Today, we’re sharing a guide to our bespoke tailoring process and the radical difference it makes when it’s time to shine.

Ready to learn more? Let’s get started!

Book an appointment today for a consultation.

What is a Bespoke Suit?

Any clothing retailer can offer a suit that looks great off the peg. Yet, unless it’s designed to fit your exact measurements, it could end up both uncomfortable and unsightly once you try it on. 

That’s why it pays to invest in bespoke tailoring.

Franky Vicentio wearing a Gresham Blake 3 piece Black Silk Suit

We have a team of Expert Tailors at both our Shoreditch London and Brighton stores. When you choose the bespoke route, you’ll work with our tailors from the very beginning to create the perfect suit. We’ll spare no detail and take everything into consideration.

While the entire process takes around eight weeks, we can accommodate shorter timelines by special request by the customer. Let’s take a look at the process from start to finish.

Fabric Selection

Bespoke Cloth

From weddings and graduations to corporate events and galas, we understand that sometimes, you need a one-of-a-kind fabric that we don’t have in stock. If that’s the case, we’re more than happy to help you create it!

Book an appointment today for a consultation.

Bespoke cloth designed by Gresham Blake

Our skilled design team will walk you through each step of this exciting and rewarding journey, taking into account both the exterior fabric and lining of your suit. Whether you’re creating a printed lining, suiting or shirting, we’ll help bring your ideas to life. We specialize in print design and woven jacquards!

Premium Cloths

While we have access to an extensive range of British milled cloths, we can also interpret a variety of other fabrics upon request. You can design your own print, insert panels, and add seams as desired!

Some of our premium fabric choices designed for suits and waistcoats include:

  • Mohair
  • Wool
  • Linen/ Cotton/ Silk

What is mohair?

A sweet little fluffy Angora Goat – looking effortlessly stylish

This luxuriously soft fabric is made from the hair of an Angora goats. Renowned around the world for its glistening sheen, mohair is also one of the most durable and great-wearing materials on the market!

It was huge in the 60’s – all the Mod’s wore Mohair, and looked super sharp.

And by the way, did you know Mohair is James Bond cloth of choice? 

Book an appointment today for a consultation.

Daniel Craig AKA James Bond, in a mohair suit

Prefer a wool suit? It’s one of the most timeless and attractive options, but it’s far from standard. As not all wool is created equal, let’s review how to discern the difference.

Understanding Worsted Wool and the Super System

In short, worsted wool is comprised of long fibres spun into a fine yarn. The result? A cloth that is sleek, refined and perfect for a variety of suit types. In addition to being attractive and versatile, worsted wool is also:

  • Breathable
  • Sturdy
  • Water-resistant
  • Wrinkle-resistant

If you’ve decided to use this fabric for your bespoke suit, your next step will be to navigate the Super System. These are the series of numbers that you’ve likely seen while shopping for a suit in the past. What do they mean?

The Super System is designed to represent the fabric’s fineness. Put simply, the number dictates how many times the wool has been twisted. As that count rises, so does the look and feel of the material. Still, all varieties possess the premium qualities of worsted wool.

For instance, a Super 180 suit will have a smoother appearance than a Super 80 suit, but that doesn’t mean the latter is lower quality. It will simply have a coarser and sturdier look. As a general rule of thumb, higher-number suits are reserved for more special occasions while lower-count varieties are ideal for regular, everyday use. 

As you do your research and browse your options, keep in mind that the Super System is not internationally standardised. Our team of tailors has its own guide and will advise you on the ideal number count that’s appropriate to your needs.

Book an appointment today for a consultation.

Design-Led Tailoring

There’s no designer touch we can’t add. Our tailors will take every consideration to help to create a design that fits your event and surpass your expectations. When you want to showcase your individual style, we’re your go-to Tailor!

Accents of ‘Fun’ on Gresham Blake Clothing….It’s the detail that counts!

While we pride ourselves in creating suits that “wow” on the outside, we know that true craftsmanship is in the details. That’s why we focus on the minute features that make a bespoke suit so special, including hand-sewn buttonholes, hand-stitched linings and turn-back collars.

We LOVE little accents of fun, and will guide you with what works.  For example, our very special client Mr. Honey likes Bumblebees embroidered under his top collar. This is embroidered onto a melton, which can also be in a contrasting colour.

These personal touches make the suit YOURS.

Book an appointment today for a consultation.

Measurements and Fittings

Our team will normally require only one to two fittings to make sure your new suit fits exactly the way it’s meant to. Our professionals can utilise contemporary or traditional tailoring techniques depending on your preferences.

Our contemporary tailoring services are more modern in nature, offering enhanced flexibility over traditional tailors. We’ll create any pattern or style you desire, and make sure it fits like a charm before your big reveal.

With a traditional tailoring experience, we’ll create a personal pattern that fits your measurements. Then, we’ll construct the garment with a loose canvas, allowing it to mould perfectly to your body shape and movements. This way, you can rest assured that your suit will flow as effortlessly and stylishly as you do, all night long.

Bespoke Tailoring Options

At Gresham Blake, we’ll take the time and care to create a bespoke suit that meets your exact specifications. Thanks to our design-led approach, nothing is out of the question. 

At Gresham Blake…anything is possible!

Let’s take a look at a few of our different cuts and styles you can peruse when you go for your consultation. 

Suit Cuts

Our three main suit cuts include:

  • Classic Fit
  • Relaxed Fit
  • Slim Fit

Our tailors will work with you to determine which cut flatters your features and meets your personal style preference.

Jackets: What Style?

We offer a vast range of   styles for our suit jackets, all of which are available upon request. These include Single Breasted/ Double Breasted/ Nehru Styles incorporating single-button, double-button, no-show buttons, and more,

We can also design three-button suit jackets, high-button styles, and other custom touches.

Book an appointment today for a consultation.

Jackets: Lapels

Your lapel is a place to make a style statement. We can accommodate a variety of styles, including:

  • Shawl lapels
  • Classic notch lapels (3.5-inch)
  • Narrow notch lapels (2-inch to 3.25-inch)
  • Peak lapels

When you want to turn heads for all the right reasons, you can also embellish your lapel! Our special additions include:

  • Contrasting top collars
  • Contrasting meltons under collars
  • Custom binding detail
  • HEE/AMF stitching

We also offer a variety of vent styles (back of jacket), pocket styles, and cuff styles for you to select! In addition to suit jackets, we can also create country-wear jackets and bespoke evening jackets perfect for a refined night on the town. In addition, our selection of longer wedding jackets is impressive and inspiring, with styles that include:

  • Morning coats
  • Classic white-tie coats
  • Frock coats

Waistcoats

Worn alone or as part of a three-piece suit, a waistcoat is a wardrobe staple. Why not make yours as unique as possible? Our tailors can create any design you dream up and add any special feature, such as:

  • Contrasting lapels
  • Custom button details
  • Contrasting buttonholes
  • Vertical chain holes for pocket watches
  • Horseshoe openings

Trousers

Depending on your body type, event and personal style preference, our tailors can provide many different kinds of trouser styles. Some of our top designs include:

  • Classic, flat-fronted trousers
  • Button side adjusters
  • Metal buckle side adjusters
  • Slanting front pockets
  • Turn-up cuffs
  • Fishtail backs
  • Satin side seams

Create Your Own Bespoke Suit With Gresham Blake

Book an appointment today for a consultation.

Want to stand a little taller and feel your best when it’s your turn to shine?

If so, only a bespoke suit from Gresham Blake will do.

Steve Coogan being fitted for a Bespoke Suit with Gresham Blake at our Brighton Store.

We offer an entirely personalized experience from the very start, with fair prices that beat most of our competitor’s. We believe that luxury and high end fashion do not have to come with a soaring price tag, and we’re dedicated to helping you look great without emptying your new designer pockets.

Book an appointment today for a consultation.

You’re about to become the best-dressed person in the room

So get ready to shine.

Want the Best Bespoke Suit for Your Special Event? A little GB Guide, by Fal Blake.

Planning a wedding right now is challenging. Let us help you LOOK YOUR BEST on your wedding day.

As we turn the corner of the New Year, we know we are not alone in willing it to be a more positive one! Stepping into 2022 with an optimistic mentality, why not put your best foot forward and make sure that your clothes follows suit, pardon the pun! A GB bespoke piece is guaranteed to make you look and feel your absolute best at every occasion this year. Whether it’s a wedding, a party or a just well-earned get together. It will be such a relief to get back into our glad rags. Which is the perfect excuse to scope out our bespoke services, at Gresham Blake we offer a plethora of fabrics that will inspire the suavest of looks, guaranteed to have you looking and feeling your absolute best!

Do you have a special occasion on the horizon such as a WEDDING? 

If so, it’s important to look and feel your best. Wearing a suit off the peg might be convenient, but does it deliver the confidence and swagger you need to make a grand appearance and stand out from the crowd?

“Get smart and nothing can touch you”

Book an appointment today for a consultation.

Myself & Gresham on our wedding day, 1999

When you’re ready to make a dazzling impression, only a bespoke suit will do.

Today, we’re sharing a guide to our bespoke tailoring process and the radical difference it makes when it’s time to shine.

Ready to learn more? Let’s get started!

What is a Bespoke Suit?

Any clothing retailer can offer a suit that looks great off the peg. Yet, unless it’s designed to fit your exact measurements, it could end up both uncomfortable and unsightly once you try it on. 

That’s why it pays to invest in bespoke tailoring.

Book an appointment today for a consultation.

Franky Vicentio wearing a Gresham Blake 3 piece Black Silk Suit

We have a team of Expert Tailors at both our Shoreditch London and Brighton stores. When you choose the bespoke route, you’ll work with our tailors from the very beginning to create the perfect suit. We’ll spare no detail and take everything into consideration.

While the entire process takes around eight weeks, we can accommodate shorter timelines by special request by the customer. Let’s take a look at the process from start to finish.

Fabric Selection

Bespoke Cloth

From weddings and graduations to corporate events and galas, we understand that sometimes, you need a one-of-a-kind fabric that we don’t have in stock. If that’s the case, we’re more than happy to help you create it!

Book an appointment today for a consultation.

Bespoke Cloth designed by Gresham Blake

Our skilled design team will walk you through each step of this exciting and rewarding journey, taking into account both the exterior fabric and lining of your suit. Whether you’re creating a printed lining, suiting or shirting, we’ll help bring your ideas to life. We specialize in print design and woven jacquards!

Premium Cloths

While we have access to an extensive range of British milled cloths, we can also interpret a variety of other fabrics upon request. You can design your own print, insert panels, and add seams as desired!

Some of our premium fabric choices designed for suits and waistcoats include:

  • Mohair
  • Wool
  • Linen/ Cotton/ Silk

What is mohair?

A sweet little fluffy Angora Goat – looking effortlessly stylish

This luxuriously soft fabric is made from the hair of an Angora goats. Renowned around the world for its glistening sheen, mohair is also one of the most durable and great-wearing materials on the market!

It was huge in the 60’s – all the Mod’s wore Mohair, and looked super sharp.

And by the way, did you know Mohair is James Bond cloth of choice? 

Book an appointment today for a consultation.

Daniel Craig AKA James Bond, in a mohair suit

Prefer a wool suit? It’s one of the most timeless and attractive options, but it’s far from standard. As not all wool is created equal, let’s review how to discern the difference.

Understanding Worsted Wool and the Super System

In short, worsted wool is comprised of long fibres spun into a fine yarn. The result? A cloth that is sleek, refined and perfect for a variety of suit types. In addition to being attractive and versatile, worsted wool is also:

  • Breathable
  • Sturdy
  • Water-resistant
  • Wrinkle-resistant

If you’ve decided to use this fabric for your bespoke suit, your next step will be to navigate the Super System. These are the series of numbers that you’ve likely seen while shopping for a suit in the past. What do they mean?

The Super System is designed to represent the fabric’s fineness. Put simply, the number dictates how many times the wool has been twisted. As that count rises, so does the look and feel of the material. Still, all varieties possess the premium qualities of worsted wool.

For instance, a Super 180 suit will have a smoother appearance than a Super 80 suit, but that doesn’t mean the latter is lower quality. It will simply have a coarser and sturdier look. As a general rule of thumb, higher-number suits are reserved for more special occasions while lower-count varieties are ideal for regular, everyday use. 

As you do your research and browse your options, keep in mind that the Super System is not internationally standardised. Our team of tailors has its own guide and will advise you on the ideal number count that’s appropriate to your needs.

Book an appointment today for a consultation.

Design-Led Tailoring

There’s no designer touch we can’t add. Our tailors will take every consideration to help to create a design that fits your event and surpass your expectations. When you want to showcase your individual style, we’re your go-to Tailor!

Accents of ‘Fun’ on Gresham Blake Clothing….It’s the detail that counts!

While we pride ourselves in creating suits that “wow” on the outside, we know that true craftsmanship is in the details. That’s why we focus on the minute features that make a bespoke suit so special, including hand-sewn buttonholes, hand-stitched linings and turn-back collars.

We LOVE little accents of fun, and will guide you with what works.  For example, our very special client Mr. Honey likes Bumblebees embroidered under his top collar. This is embroidered onto a melton, which can also be in a contrasting colour.

These personal touches make the suit YOURS.

Measurements and Fittings

Our team will normally require only one to two fittings to make sure your new suit fits exactly the way it’s meant to. Our professionals can utilise contemporary or traditional tailoring techniques depending on your preferences.

Our contemporary tailoring services are more modern in nature, offering enhanced flexibility over traditional tailors. We’ll create any pattern or style you desire, and make sure it fits like a charm before your big reveal.

With a traditional tailoring experience, we’ll create a personal pattern that fits your measurements. Then, we’ll construct the garment with a loose canvas, allowing it to mould perfectly to your body shape and movements. This way, you can rest assured that your suit will flow as effortlessly and stylishly as you do, all night long.

Book an appointment today for a consultation.

Bespoke Tailoring Options

At Gresham Blake, we’ll take the time and care to create a bespoke suit that meets your exact specifications. Thanks to our design-led approach, nothing is out of the question. 

At Gresham Blake…anything is possible!

Let’s take a look at a few of our different cuts and styles you can peruse when you go for your consultation. 

Suit Cuts

Our three main suit cuts include:

  • Classic Fit
  • Relaxed Fit
  • Slim Fit

Our tailors will work with you to determine which cut flatters your features and meets your personal style preference.

Jackets: What Style?

We offer a vast range of   styles for our suit jackets, all of which are available upon request. These include Single Breasted/ Double Breasted/ Nehru Styles incorporating single-button, double-button, no-show buttons, and more,

We can also design three-button suit jackets, high-button styles, and other custom touches.

Jackets: Lapels

Your lapel is a place to make a style statement. We can accommodate a variety of styles, including:

  • Shawl lapels
  • Classic notch lapels (3.5-inch)
  • Narrow notch lapels (2-inch to 3.25-inch)
  • Peak lapels

When you want to turn heads for all the right reasons, you can also embellish your lapel! Our special additions include:

  • Contrasting top collars
  • Contrasting meltons under collars
  • Custom binding detail
  • HEE/AMF stitching

We also offer a variety of vent styles (back of jacket), pocket styles, and cuff styles for you to select! In addition to suit jackets, we can also create country-wear jackets and bespoke evening jackets perfect for a refined night on the town. In addition, our selection of longer wedding jackets is impressive and inspiring, with styles that include:

  • Morning coats
  • Classic white-tie coats
  • Frock coats

Waistcoats

Worn alone or as part of a three-piece suit, a waistcoat is a wardrobe staple. Why not make yours as unique as possible? Our tailors can create any design you dream up and add any special feature, such as:

  • Contrasting lapels
  • Custom button details
  • Contrasting buttonholes
  • Vertical chain holes for pocket watches
  • Horseshoe openings

Trousers

Depending on your body type, event and personal style preference, our tailors can provide many different kinds of trouser styles. Some of our top designs include:

  • Classic, flat-fronted trousers
  • Button side adjusters
  • Metal buckle side adjusters
  • Slanting front pockets
  • Turn-up cuffs
  • Fishtail backs
  • Satin side seams

Book an appointment today for a consultation.

Create Your Own Bespoke Suit With Gresham Blake

Want to stand a little taller and feel your best when it’s your turn to shine?

If so, only a bespoke suit from Gresham Blake will do.

Steve Coogan being fitted for a Bespoke Suit with Gresham Blake at our Brighton Store.

We offer an entirely personalized experience from the very start, with fair prices that beat most of our competitor’s. We believe that luxury and high end fashion do not have to come with a soaring price tag, and we’re dedicated to helping you look great without emptying your new designer pockets.

Book an appointment today for a consultation.

You’re about to become the best-dressed person in the room

So get ready to shine.

A LOCKDOWN WEDDING

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown countless weddings off-course.

According to Hello magazine, a staggering 4 out of 5 couples have had to postpone their weddings in 2020.

But for some couples, lockdown life has only accelerated the impulse to say “I do” — even when they previously had no firm plans to do so. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but being thrust together amid stay-at-home orders can, in some instances, work its own magic. 

Here Molly Hopkins, from Gresham Blake speaks to Tim and Alice, who decided to tie the knot during Lockdown.

  • Tell us a bit about you wedding and the changes it faced due to lockdown?

I didn’t really believe everyone when they said weddings were stressful. Turns out that I was wrong, and they are a bit of a pickle. Not sure how much of that is down to the day itself, or in our case, trying to hold an event during a pandemic.  Due to the restrictions, we had to move our wedding one week earlier than planned. Queue a panic to change the venue, the food, the priest, the guestlist. We had to make sure everything was COVID-19-secure – not quite the romantic moment you envision for the big day.

  • Tell us about your wedding outfit.

I’d explored a few different tailors and suit shops online, not quite finding anything that stood out from the crowd. A suit for a wedding is meant to be special, and everything I’d seen was either the complete bells and whistles (and tails) – or bland and boring. After a long day of stumbling through various shops in Brighton, I visited Gresham Blake and found the one for me. Classic fit, subtle interesting pattern. Not too flashy, definitely not boring – perfect. A few fittings later and it was a done deal.

How would you describe your wedding day?

I’d have never quite imagined my wedding day to unfold quite the way it did. Masks on (is everyone having a good time?), no hugs (elbows had to do), and finished by 10pm. Still had the most fantastic day, surrounded by a small number of close friends and family. While I can’t say I wouldn’t have changed anything, the day meant absolutely everything to us.

Congratulations Tim and Alice and thanks so much for sharing your day with us.

A case of LOVE WINS.

Photography @lisajanephoto

Virtual Tailoring Appointments

During Lock Down 3 we want to carry on providing the best possible service for clients in these testing circumstances. Therefore, we are very pleased to continue to offer our virtual consultation service. 

The first stage will be an introductory call with one of our bespoke tailoring consultants to have a preliminary discussion on what you want and how we can help you.  We can then arrange a video call upon which we can show you fabrics, designs and discuss your requirements in much more detail.  We can also arrange to send you cloth samples to your home address. 

We can then have as many follow up video consultations that you may require and that we are confident that we have the right information to make your perfect suit.

For existing clients, we can take measures previously used. For new clients, depending on the urgency of your suit we can either go through a virtual measuring process or schedule a provisional date that you can come in to be measured following government guidelines.

To Book a Virtual Appointment, simply use our ONLINE CALENDAR, and during Lock down we will call you to discuss

BOOK A VIRTUAL TAILORING APPOINTMENT

For us, most importantly, if you arrange a virtual appointment, we can purchase your fabrics & schedule your production.  At least this way, everything will be ready at our workshop awaiting your measures.  This is particularly important for those of you who have deadlines for events.

Following completion of the garments, if COVID 19 restrictions allow, we would then love to invite you to our Brighton or London store for a fitting with our tailoring team.  If there are any alterations needed, we can do this as soon we are allowed.

Should the restrictions not allow, we can send the garments directly to your home.  If you need the suit urgently, we can arrange a video ‘fitting’ call whereby, we can see you in your suit, and make recommendations for alterations needed.  We would then arrange the best way of getting the suit to us in Brighton, where we our workshop can complete alterations for you.

To Book a Virtual Appointment, simply use our ONLINE CALENDAR, and during Lock down we will call you to discuss

BOOK A VIRTUAL TAILORING APPOINTMENT

Ultimate Lockdown Fashion DAN BALDWIN x GRESHAM BLAKE TRACKSUIT

Its the middle of January 2021. We are all mostly stuck at home. Our suits are firmly in the back of our wardrobes, we are back in our ‘cosy clothes’

How about ‘gi-gi’ing’ up a level. Our ‘cosy clothes’ can still be fun and uplifting.

Ditch the suit (for now) and replace with the bee’s knee’s of a (TRACK)SUIT.

Introducing the DAN BALDWIN X GRESHAM BLAKE TRACKSUIT

The Dan Baldwin x Gresham Blake Tracksuit

Put these joggers on and you will literally turn your self into a bit of Art

Like many of our clients, Gresham became friends with Dan through tailoring suits for him. Both of them have mutual respect for each others Art.

Fabric to Gresham is like Canvas to Dan.

So when Dan Baldwin created a very special painting for Gresham, its no wonder that they soon decided to collaborate and turn the painting into a (track) suit.

Dan Baldwin

Dan Baldwin is a contemporary British artist known for his kaleidoscopic paintings and ceramics. Baldwin often features a mixture of sinister and innocent imagery, clashing cartoon characters with icons of skulls and guns.

And when lockdown is over, it will make the PERFECT TRAVEL SUIT.

DAN BALDWIN X GRESHAM BLAKE LIMITED EDITION TRACKSUIT – £250