Guest Blog: Stylist Natalie Robinson (Part One)

Richard Thompson Bespoke Suits for Boyzone

Richard Thompson of Exclusive Tailoring has provided my family and I with an excellent service in made-to-measure suits and shirts. The company is well switched on to fashion trends and knowing how clothes should look on a man. The team take pride in their work, paying great attention to detail: I can highly recommend their service.Lord Sugar

Lord Sugar wearing Exclusive Tailoring

If Lord Sugar supports your brand, you must be doing something right, which can be said for Exclusive Tailoring – a London-based tailoring house founded by bespoke tailor Richard Thompson. I have met many talented designers throughout my career as a celebrity stylist but have recommended only a handful to my clients who I love to style in high-quality clothing with sharp tailoring and a clean finish. Richard Thompson prides himself on delivering an exceptional finished product that I simply can’t fault.

 

I met Richard many years while he was working for Selfridges as part of the alterations team. At the time, I was one of Selfridges’ resident personal shoppers. After our retail journey, we reconnected after bumping into each other, having now set-up our own businesses – it was from then that we worked together on a client referral basis.

I always knew Richard was an exceptional tailor, fitting an array of high-profile clients during his time at Selfridges – it was only natural that he would extend his talent to bespoke suit creation. I referred one of my clients – a professional racing car driver – to Richard knowing he would be in good hands, and he didn’t disappoint.

One of many aspects I love about Exclusive Tailoring is that the cut is so precise and every suit is tailor-made for each individual client – no suit is made the same, differing in colour, cut, shape and fabric as each client gets to specify their preferences from a unique set of fabric and colour swatches. Individual paper patterns are then cut from scratch using the specific measurements of the client.

Richard Thompson ensures that he measures each of his clients perfectly, taking posture and shape into account, after which he consults the rest of his team, including a small team of skilful pattern cutters, to ensure the best fit for his clients.

Each suit can take up to several weeks to complete, however, it’s more than worth than wait. Exclusive Tailoring has an extensive range of British and Italian fabrics and uses fabrics manufactured from leading merchants such as Holland & Sherry, Lord Piana, and Scabal.

You can choose from a wide range of fabrics including pure wool with cashmere, pashmina, silk, mohair and Super 110s, 120s, 130s to 180s. It’s no surprise that the likes of Lord Sugar, JLS, Boyzone, Anthony Joshua, and Ronan Keating find comfort in wearing suits created by Richard’s Exclusive Tailoring.

As a stylist, quality is key and my clients want to feel confident in their clothing which, in turn, will leave them feeling comfortable in their own skin. Exclusive Tailoring is currently the go-to brand for corporate attire and personal appearances in the celebrity world. It is my preferred choice for male celebrity clients who want a killer look for the red carpet.

For further style tips on how to utilise a tailored look as part of your spring/summer capsule wardrobe, book one of my Skype Style Sessions (SSS)

Written by Natalie Robinson

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