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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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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TAILOR GRESHAM BLAKE DESIGNS UNIFORMS FOR THE HARD ROCK HOTEL LONDON WITH HELP OF MUSIC STARS

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, alongside Slaves 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.

For more information on the hotel opening, please visit

www.hrhlondon.com

For more information on Gresham Blake, please visit www.greshamblake.com

For further information on Hard Rock London, please visit the team at Exposure hrhlondon@exposure.net

Hard Rock International

With venues in 76 countries,
including 184 cafes, 27 hotels and 12
casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most
globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton
guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's most valuable collection of
music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the
globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and
music-related merchandise available in Rock Shops and online at https://shop.hardrock.com.
HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands
including Hard Rock Live performance venues. The company owns,
operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San
Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages
hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most
successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned
and operated by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as
other exciting locations including Atlantic City, Bali, Cancun, Daytona Beach,
Desaru Coast, Ibiza, Orlando, Shenzhen and San Diego. Upcoming
new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Piccadilly Circus and
Oxford Street in the United Kingdom, Djerba, Tunisia, Gran Canaria, Spain and Chandigarh,
India. New Hard Rock Hotel, Casino or Hotel & Casino projects
include Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest, Dublin, London, Los Cabos, Madrid,
Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Sacramento, Dalian and Haikou in China. In
2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes
Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land Operator of the Year at the Global
Gaming Awards. For more information
on Hard Rock International visit www.hardrock.com.

About glh Hotels

glh stands for Great London
Hospitality and is London's largest hotel owner-operator, creating memorable
moments for guests whilst delivering unforgettable hospitality. With over 5,000
rooms and 130 meeting and event spaces across 17 outstanding locations, glh is
at the heart of London hospitality. Including Amba, every, Guoman, Thistle and
the newly launched Thistle Express, glh’s portfolio of hotel brands provides
guests with the perfect slice of local city life, whatever their purpose of
their stay.
 

Butlers Frock Coat

Henry Butler, a renowned Brighton Wine Merchant (check outButlers Wine Cellar) is a regular client at our Gresham Blake Brighton store.

Recently he popped in to see our Senior Tailor, Luke Morgan to try on his latest bespoke creation. A 3 piece suit, with a fuchsia snake skin Frock Coat as opposed to a jacket.

Bespoke Gresham Blake Frock Coat
Henry at his final fitting

This bold Holland & Sherry cloth, chosen by Henry is teamed with a black X-ray skull lining, the jacket features a sleek peal satin lapel. The rest of the suit has been kept deliberately simple so that the jacket can do all the talking that it needs to do!

Bespoke Gresham Blake Frock Coat
Lined with black skulls, simple but interesting at the same time!

As a bespoke tailors we create many different types of garments for our clients, and we love it when we get to work with people as daring as Henry is.

A few words from Tailor Luke in regards to Mr Butler: “Henry is a fan of a statement piece and is quite at home making an impression with some mighty bold colours. It’s always a pleasure producing work with him.”

If you are looking for a new bespoke suit or even frock coat, then book in with a Gresham Blake Tailor in either our Brighton or Shoreditch store.

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Call London on 020 7375 0365

Call Brighton on 01273 609 587

Make a statement with some Dashing Tweed

Regular Gresham Blake client, Mr Juttla came to see our resident Brighton Tailoring Consultant Luke Morgan, looking for a suit to wear to a family wedding.

Regular Gresham Blake client, Mr Juttla came to see our resident Brighton Tailoring Consultant Luke Morgan, looking for a suit to wear to a family wedding.

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Mr Juttla and Brighton Tailor Luke Morgan

From the word go, it was established that Mr Juttla was looking for a powerful, statement piece. Luke instantly went for a cloth by Dashing Tweed, cloth that has an exciting use of colour and pattern.

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Beautifully contrasted with yellow & orange details.

After browsing a number of selections, they settled on the ‘purple peak’. A 100% Merino wool, a cloth with great practical qualities that offers exceptional comfort.

The suit has been finished with bright orange & yellow accents throughout. A jacquard butterfly lining, trimmed with yellow and contrasting button holes.

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Yellow & orange jacquard Butterfly lining

The suit has been styled with a pink floral shirt from our Spring Summer 2019 collection and a classic silk tie.

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A bold statement piece, as per Mr Juttla’s brief.

Mr Juttla looked so great in this bespoke piece that we couldn’t resist taking some pics before he left the store.

To book an appointment with Luke, or any other Gresham Blake Tailor, BOOK ONLINE or call us on; Brighton 01273 609587 / London 020 7375 0365

What to wear to Wimbledon 2019

Attending Wimbledon this year? Need some inspiration on what to wear? Head of Gresham Blake Tailoring has crafted this style guide. Appointments available in both Brighton & London

As Wimbledon fast approaches, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to wear to this summer event. Now in its 142nd Year, players and spectators are there to dress to impress!

Although in recent years the styling has become more relaxed, ripped jeans and T-shirts are still a no no. Tailored shorts are permissible and in the Royal and Members enclosure you are expected to wear a lounge suit or a tailored jacket.

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What will you wear court-side this year?

Watching from the grounds or court-side? It is also encouraged that you dress smartly on the grounds itself. Many people like to adopt the players fashion and stick to lighter colours.

Go Bespoke

If you want to go for a bespoke piece now is the perfect time to book in with Nathalie May, Head of Gresham Blake Tailoring (or any member of our team) and go through your tailoring options, you can even go all out and have a tennis themed printed lining in your jacket to really wow fellow spectators.

Our team will guide you through the process of creating your tailored Wimbledon look. We can make anything from shirts to suits & shorts. All designed and fitted specifically for you.

Wimbledon Style | Bespoke Tailoring | Gresham Blake
We have thousands of suitable cloths to create the perfect Wimbledon look.

Off the Gresham Blake peg

If you require something a little last minute and off the peg our SS19 collection will see you through.

Wimbledon Style Guide | Wimbledon Fashion | Gresham Blake
Powder Blue Herringbone, lined in a contrasting pink. Great when teamed with this Pink Power Flower Shirt.

Our beautiful powder blue herringbone 2 piece suit looks fantastic with the power flower shirt. Or if you’re keeping up with the players our Oatmeal Linen Blend 2 piece suit is the way to go.

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Blue & White Striped Jacket is ideal for court-side viewing.

Not wanting to wear a suit, go in our Blue & White Striped Jacket, teamed with a pair of our vibrant summer chinos.

The one must have Gresham Blake Wimbledon accessory has to be either the Strawberries tie (available in various colours) or the Gresham Blake Limes tie. You’re sure to get stopped and photographed wearing one of these.

Wimbledon Style Guide | Strawberries Tie | Gresham Blake
This limited edition Strawberries Tie is available in 3 colours.

To book in with a Gresham Blake Tailor, either BOOK ONLINE or call: Brighton – 01273 609587 / London – 020 7375 0365