In an exclusive first, Roseberry Tailoring caught up with Mark Beaumont (which is no mean feat – the man is a top athlete) to ask him one simple question. Why Roseberry Tailoring? Late last year (and into early 2017), Roseberry Tailoring helped Mark to create a beautiful bespoke suit to wear at his various speaking engagements and formal occasions. You can read more about it in our previous blog. Hear what Mark had to say about how Roseberry Tailoring helped him dress to impress.
The Tailoring Appointment:
I first spotted Roseberry Tailoring on Instagram, from a photo by a good friend of his new tailored suit. It was the inside pocket detail, with his name stitched into the fabric which caught my eye and I asked for an introduction. I have an odd career, insofar as I spend half my life in Lycra and the other half in a suit! Speaking at conferences and dinners, hosting events and corporate meetings means that when I am always very visible when I am at work, so I needed a suit that is striking, without being too much of a statement. Like most men, I am not quite sure what I want, but I have a strong opinion on what I don’t like – and so choosing clothes and fashion does not come easily to me and I can imagine I am a tricky client to understand!
Chris met me at my Edinburgh flat and rather than bamboozling me with cloth options and the technical side of tailoring, he asked me a lot about who I was, the work I did, my attitudes and what I liked. This was a clever approach, as it meant that when it came to choosing the cloth and detail, he could give me a much simpler range of choices and make the process interesting and fun. Some weeks later we met again and I pulled on my first bespoke suit, which is light grey with a faint blue thread throughout. It is striking, yet subtle and the fit, needless to say was superb. I often have issues with fit around the upper leg, so I a very used to that over-tight feeling when I sit down, hoping my suit trousers won’t split at the crotch as I sit in a fine dining restaurant!
Despite how delighted I was with the fit and look of the suit, Chris cast a critical eye over it and decided that the arms needed repositioned slightly, to stop them creasing. It’s a detail that I would never have spotted, and I am sure more men wouldn’t either. But it’s an admirable attention to detail, and now that the final alternation has been done, I can certainly appreciate the improvement.