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Make Christmas truly special with an unforgettable handmade gift for that special person in your life.  Whether it's a new tailored coat, handmade tie or customised leather belt, we have Christmas all sewn up with the launch of our luxury custom accessories line, with gifting ideas from the accessible to the aspirational.

We were privileged to spend a special evening with Scottish rugby star Greig Laidlaw and some of our clients in our George Street studio recently. 

Our Creative Director Andrew Brookes shares what makes him tick, his ideal dinner party guests, his ideal day - and his most embarrassing moment - as part of Scottish Business Insider's Ten-Minute Interview in November 2018

It was an absolute pleasure to work with our lovely client Ross King again, this time on the show-stopping outfit he wore to collect his MBE from Her Majesty the Queen last month. Ross is best known in the UK as the LA-based correspondent...

Last week, podcaster Joe Rogan welcomed Guy Ritchie onto his show. While they discussed various topics, with a considerable focus on the upcoming release of Ritchie’s latest film, “King Arthur”, they also discussed what Ritchie refers to as ‘the...

When it comes to tailoring, one talking point in the industry many like to discuss is the use of patterns. Should you mix them or not? Whether it’s a coat, dinner jacket or three-piece suit, everyone has their own...

What Henry Skinner of the 2006 film “A Good Year” highlights here is a very traditional opinion. Today, however, word of mouth and referrals are perhaps even more effective than the sense of exclusivity and the idea that tailoring...

Last weekend, we took our regular stand at the exclusive Luxury Scottish Wedding Show, but this time we were treated to a change of scenery in the form of The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen. The team at Luxury Scottish...

Whilst you’d expect your tailor to ask you about your lifestyle, your job and of course, your style and clothing, it’s unlikely they would ask what’s on the menu for your family meal – unless, of course, your tailor...

Having just finished another personal styling project for a client, I’m reminded of the importance of your own personal "brand." My personal styling clients treat my service as an essential part of how they project themselves professionally, not just...

Edinburgh's Fringe Festival is celebrating its phenomenal 70th year, and while this is a very exciting anniversary for the event, it was also an exciting opportunity for us. Andrew created a bespoke outfit for a client, who was... 

One of our favourite followers of fashion is Conor McGregor, as he brings his sharp style to the sporting world. We previously featured his notorious style – unusual at the time for someone in his profession. Now, as he... 

We realize that not everyone is blessed with time, and on occasion it may seem like a good idea to pop into a store on the high street and pick yourself what would appear to be a good quality suit, in and out in 30-45 minutes, and you’re on your way but look back...

Our last time meeting with our friend, musician Jarrod Dickenson, we were in early stages of designing what is now a fantastic three-piece suit. For those who don’t know, Jarrod is a Texas-born singer-songwriter currently living in...

A huge part of our business and the service we offer is based around relationships. With the advances in technology and the importance of online marketing and social media in today’s world, people tend to almost forget about how much influence...

This was the title of the 2000 Mel Gibson film, when he suddenly gains the ability to understand what women are really thinking. He then uses this talent in his work at an advertising agency, to great effect. We...

What happens to left over fabric? It’s seems like such a shame that just because a beautiful material should just be discarded, simply because it didn’t make the final cut, so what should we do with it? As an...

Something we’ve heard before, but not very often, is that the process of acquiring bespoke clothing can be a tiresome process with the consultations, various measurements, fittings and so on. Which we can understand that some people may not...

2015 was a fantastic year for Andrew Brookes Tailoring. It truly warms the heart to see so many people see the real value in bespoke tailoring, and helping them take the first step in their journey. There were many...

One of life’s greatest pleasures is presenting new cloth ranges to my clients. Today I am designing jackets and waistcoats from this collection for one of my clients using several checks that all work in harmony to mix as...

People come in all shapes and sizes, as the old saying goes, no two people are made the same. This is something that makes what we do so exciting. Our latest blog is an appreciation of the men who...

From the outside looking in, many people have this misconception that when it comes to bespoke tailoring, you come, get your measurements, choose your fabric, get your garment and be sent on your merry way. Maybe with some tailors,...

When a customer approaches us and enquires about getting a bespoke suit made for them, one major factor that is often missed is the tie. Why? We have no idea. The tie, although a small accessory, is a crucial...

We take pride in saying that we have some of the most unique designs the industry has, but as many of you will know, and many of you will not know, we don’t do this all by ourselves. Although...

Since their inception, men have been unwillingly dragged along to Wedding Shows by their other halves in the hope that they will find some enjoyment in being involved in the planning of their special day. Any man who has...

When it comes to getting a bespoke garment made for you, the impression is always that it is for formal events only. For example if a client wants a dinner jacket made, the understanding is that this jacket is...

Well where to begin? When we were approached by a TV personality, we knew that it was going to be an exciting project, but little did we know how exciting it was going to be, and not in the...

You’ll struggle to find a man in the UK, or the world, for that matter who doesn’t appreciate a good Bond film. What’s not to like? It has everything that men are supposed to like and relate to; fancy...

Last week, we started off a day like any other until we received a phone call from one of our clients, who had not long received his made to measure kilt suit. Usually when we receive a phone call...

Professional fighters, whether it be boxing or mixed martial arts (MMA), have long been looked at as ‘thuggish’ type people due to the aggressive nature of their sport. But there’s been a lot of talk recently around this ‘new...

These days there’s a lot of talk around moving with the times and how we are now in the digital era, with the rise in popularity of social media and the advances in technology, but who knew that this..

Recently, we had the pleasure of working with professional rugby player, Fraser McKenzie. Fraser is 27 and plays for top tier team, Edinburgh Rugby. He was introduced to our work when a friend of his had a bespoke outfit...

We recently had the pleasure of attending the Annual Aberdeen Oilmen's Golf Association event at the stunning Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder. The Aberdeen Oilman's Golf Association was formed in 1979. The Aberdeen Petroleum Club, was a regular meeting place...

When you see a nice bespoke suit, or a custom made dinner jacket, you tend to focus on what you see on the exterior of the jacket. Naturally and understandably, the focus is usually on the outside of the...

We're extremely proud of the garments we provide. There's a lot of preparation, calculation and hard work that goes into creating bespoke clothing. So when we get feedback on how much of an impact our work has been on...

You will have gathered from our previous blogs that something we take seriously at Andrew Brookes Tailoring is attention to detail, and although to the untrained eye, the smaller details may not be as significant as you may think,...

Those of you who travel on business a great deal on will already know it’s not quite the glamorous lifestyle people think it is.  Eventually, all hotel bedrooms look pretty much the same; sometimes only defined by the simple...

We’ve talked before about how wearing a good suit can change your attitude, give you confidence and have a real effect on how you present yourself, and even how another person perceives you when meeting you for the first...

As we build our online presence we realise that our name will be popping up in front an audience that may have never heard of us before, so our latest blog is going to introduce you to Andrew Brookes...

In our opinion there are few better feelings than the first time you put on a suit that is truly unique, not only for your body but has been custom made to your lifestyle too. In all aspects of...

The launch of the new Apple Watch has many people talking about the modern day function of a watch. Indeed, on Apple’s website they highlight the words, “An incredibly precise timepiece”. Notably, they also promote the watch as, “Our...

It’s fair to say that dress codes have changed dramatically in recent years and generally we see a more casual approach to dressing. Perhaps this is most evident in the workplace where we see a diminishing amount of men...