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…
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”!
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.
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…
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.
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.
A made to measure bespoke suit is like no other. Until you have experienced the cut and feel of suit made especially for you, it is hard to understand what all the fuss is about…
Now for only £500 you can do exactly this! Be prepared to feel suitably suave.
We have identified 60+ cloth designs alongside our fabric merchants at a discounted price for you. These cloths have been selected on account of excess fabric due to the current climate in consequence of the pandemic. This is a brilliant opportunity to get yourself a long-awaited bespoke suit worth £1000, with loads of fabrics from Autumn/Winter 20 to Spring/Summer 20. Please mind that this offer is on a first come first serve basis and there is limited availability on the selected cloths.
Do not fret this is not just a black suit, we have an expanse of different cloths designs included in the selection which offers a wide range of different suiting from tweed to houndstooth and from check to herringbone, this bunch will definitely have you covered. These cloths include classic and fancy suit cloths, which are all an absolute steal and one you would be sorry to miss out on.
Why do you need a Bespoke Suit?
Bespoke suiting exudes personality and individuality in a way that sometimes an off the peg suit struggles to do with the same amount of success. Bespoke suiting boasts a plethora of exquisitely fine-tuned details that wouldn’t necessarily be thought of which can add a very personal edge to a suit that you will be certain to treasure forever.
A bespoke suit is definitely an emotional purchase, every element being hand-picked down to the last button, ensuring you walk away with a truly personalised garment. The premium quality of a bespoke suit will also contribute to the longevity of the garment, enabling it to be worn with confidence for many years. It is the epitome of an investment buy, one in which will enrich your sartorial endeavours and be a loyal companion to many a special occasion. So even if the suit was originally purchased for a particular event, you will find that it becomes a wardrobe essential in no time.
This 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!
Today, we’re sharing a guide to our bespoke tailoring process and the radical difference it makes when it’s time to shine.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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:
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? Give me a better reason to joining the Mohair club than that!
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:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
We offer an entirely personalised 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.
How could we have not tickled your fancy with such an exclusive offer? Please click the Bespoke 500 Offer to claim your suit now. This promotion is first come first serve and limited availability on all of the selected cloths.
the Guitar of Laurie Vincent from the punk Band Slaves, and the vocals of
Scarlett Quinn and Ashley Slater which have been hogged tied together by Phats
and Small to create this pop and Western tale of love, loss,
relationships and struggle.
And you will be on the edge of your seat with it’s gun slinging music video, styled by fashion designer Gresham Blake., it has all the hallmarks of an epic western showdown. See you at Noon.
Ofcourse, there are some Cameo apperances, by some of our clients that readily jumped at an opportunity to be COWBOYS for the day. Can you spot anyone you know?
Even I show up, in a particulary gruesome part…
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Shakeable Germ is a collective of Musicians, actors, producers and other creatives who are experimenting outside of their normal genre, to make music and music video.
Our ‘Copper Herringbone Two Piece‘ suit is a rich and earth ode to the 1970’s. Classic in cut and abundant in style, this suit is timeless with an edge.
You will exude a casual confidence in this limited edition wool suit from our latest collection, celebrating 20 years of Gresham Blake.
If you dare to be different in a sea of navy, this copper tone, is anything but conventional. Married with a shirt containing equally warm hues, an honourable mention to our “Octopus Shirt”. This suit oozes modernity and will be fit for any occasion.
Back then, we were still very young in our own ‘Business‘. When we were asked to design the collection of 80’s style suits, it was slightly painful, as the 80’s suit era was not our favourite look. Shoulder pads and Power suits. The more ‘showy‘ about ones wealth the better. Bankers stripes, pinstripes, double breasted jackets, pleats – coupled with hair gel were all the hallmarks of the ‘Greed is Good’ mentality.
But, cringing, we made, and delivered them. What then happened was, part way through the filming in Spain, the suits were drycleaned – and damaged.
At once, we got a further comission, to remake the suits, a second time, quick sharp.
So, we made the entire collection up again!
Fast forward to 2019, and we are really proud of the 80’s style collection we designed for the film. We definitely nailed the look. Indeed we are now very nostalgic about that era – almost 40 years ago – doesnt seem real!
Danny Dyer, has recently rediscovered Gresham Blake. And we now have the pleasure of working with him again, and what a Diamond Geezer he is. He remembered the Pink Suit we had made for him for The Business.
For the BAFTA TV 2019 Awards he commisioned us to make him a Black Tux with a bespoke print for a lining.
30 MAY, LONDON 2019: To mark the launch of the new Hard Rock Hotel London, the property has partnered with tailor to the stars, Gresham Blake, to design the hotel’s new uniform collection with the help of award-winning singer-songwriter Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, alongsideSlaves guitarist and vocalist, Laurie Vincent.
Pairing legacy with contemporary style, the full collection of 10 outfits plus accessories encapsulate quintessential British style with an anti-establishment edge, and most pieces include the exclusive print designed by Gresham, merging images of classic British rock stars inspired by the Hard Rock’s musical heritage and of course, London itself.
Ian Fletcher, General Manager of the new Hard Rock Hotel London said: “Music is in our blood and as this is the first time the Hard Rock brand has launched a hotel in the UK, it was important that British style and London’s musical heritage shone through on every detail of the hotel including our staff uniforms. We’re looking forward to welcoming guests, offering them a Hard Rock London experience as soon as they walk through our doors.”
Putting their own signature style on the collection, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and Vincent collaborated to design a long-tailored coat which combines Rag ‘n’ Bone Man’s own tartan pattern with Laurie Vincent’s artwork featuring in the lining of the jacket. On his unique and care-free style, Rag ‘n’ Bone man said:
“I’ve never had a stylist and don’t intend on having one. I reckon a lot of people feel pressured into dressing a certain way to ‘look the part’ but I don’t really care as long as I’m comfortable”.
Blake has managed to bring together the spirit of London and the
building’s iconic music history by creating a timeless collection,
representative of British music and culture past and present.
On his new collection, Gresham Blake said: “The collection exhibits a lot of rock idols shown through the printed linings, t-shirts, pocket squares and scarves and we have designed British woven cloths specific for Hard Rock Hotel London.”
The 900 room Hard Rock Hotel London will pay homage to the site’s rich history through interior design and carefully curated music memorabilia displays featuring items from a host of musicians from all over the world.
As a Hard Rock fan from childhood, Laurie spoke on his memories of the Hard Rock Cafe in London when visiting as a child: “I didn’t want to sit and eat, I just wanted to wander around and stare in wonder at all the music memorabilia.”
Hard Rock Hotel London accommodates two vibrant bars and a lively Hard Rock Cafe® – the second Hard Rock Cafe to open in the Capital City. Guests of Hard Rock Cafe Oxford Street can enjoy fresh, high-quality items from Hard Rock’s menu, filled with new and exciting cocktail creations and classic American cooking. With 370 seats, the hotel’s Hard Rock Cafe is set to be the ultimate Central hang out. Combining an elevated food and drink offering with weekly live music performances, celebrating both local London and international talent, the cafe offers an electric atmosphere, perfect for all occasions – from lunch meetings to after work drinks.
Now open on the corner of Oxford Street at Marble Arch, guests will be placed just steps away from the very best the capital has to offer. From chic boutiques and world-famous department stores, to historic theatres and world-class restaurants in London’s West End, Hard Rock Hotel London is sure to inspire and excite in equal measure.
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With venues in 76 countries,
including 184 cafes, 27 hotels and 12
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HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands
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Hospitality and is London's largest hotel owner-operator, creating memorable
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A look at some of the behind the scenes action from the filming of the first in a series of nine Spring Summer 2018 fashion films, which will be released by Gresham Blake throughout the season…..
These stand-alone films which feature Ray Winstone, Steve Coogan, Laurie Vincent (of the Slaves), Laura Whitmore, Norman Cook (Fat Boy Slim) and the Orbital. Thank you to all that have been involved, including Kenny McCracken who filmed & directed the series.
Chime n Grime, Part 1: The Grand
Filmed at the iconic Grand Hotel Brighton, our Spring Summer 2018 couple are getting ready. Dressed to the nines, he picks up the phone, they have their passports, they have the button, but where are they going?
Watch part one in full to see the start of this Quantum Leap inspired adventure.
Here’s some behind the scenes images from the filming of Chime n Grime, Part 1: The Grand.
Must make sure that the props actually work – Where did they end up??
Kenny making sure his lights are perfectly placed
Getting that opening leg shot with our great actress Tess Dimos
What happens in the Bathroom…..
Getting ready to hit that button, where will they end up?