Roseberry Tailoring are the Official Formalwear Partner of Scottish Rugby and have been visiting clients in Glasgow for the past few years now. While we absolutely love visiting our clients in the city, whether it be at their home or offices, we feel that the time has come to give the good people of Glasgow a place to visit us. We’re delighted to announce that, as of the 7th Feb 2018, we’ll be taking up residence in the famous Hotel Du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens.

One Devonshire Gardens

Set in the beautiful West End of the city, the Hotel du Vin offers the perfect place to come and relax whilst choosing your new bespoke garments. Quiet surroundings, beautiful architecture and secluded gardens. Not to mention some amazing artwork and furnishings. You’ll find free parking all around the building and a welcoming tea or coffee on arrival. Of course, if you’re all done for the day, why not enjoy the famous Whisky room before making the journey home.

Our Studio

When you arrive, just check in with the reception staff at House 3. You’ll be invited to take a seat in the luxurious lounge of House 3. Your tailor will greet you before leading you through house 4 and into the studio in house 5. We’ll be situated in the Glengoyne room, which has many unique features. Not least the beautiful terrace gardens which the room has direct access to through double doors (We can’t wait for summer).

Once settled, you’ll be able to view some of our work on our mannequins, and browse some of the outfits awaiting collection (If we’re lucky enough to have some present). Our cloth range will be available for you to browse and your tailor will help you find the perfect cloth for your needs. Your tailor will then take your measurements, taking the time to discuss with you just exactly how you would like them to fit.

When your garments are ready for fitting, you’ll be invited back in to try on. Any adjustments necessary will be carried out locally and a further fitting will be scheduled. All adjustments are then added to your pattern, and any further purchases are delivered with those adjustments already taken care of. Meaning that your garments should fit perfectly straight from the hanger.

Book Your Appointment

To celebrate the launch of our new location, Roseberry Tailoring would like to offer any client who purchases from the Glasgow studio in the month of February a complimentary upgrade to a 3-piece suit. Simply choose your cloth and lining options, style your suit (as a 3-piece) and only pay the 2-piece price. Just book your appointment here to qualify, and we’ll take you through the options in studio.

We can’t wait to see you there.

 

The Right Shade of Blue

A bespoke suit to be proud of

 

Back in late November it was revealed that after a year of dating in the public eye, Prince Harry and former Suits star Meghan Markle were to wed. Following in his older brother’s footsteps, this meant an engagement photoshoot at Kensington Palace was required as well as the necessary announcement from Prince Charles.

 

Of course, the prince looked impeccable, which should come as no surprise—when you’ve got a dad as swaggy as Charles and what we can only assume is a SWAT team of tailors at your beck and call, your suit always fits. On to the colour – aptly named Kensington Steel Blue and an impeccable choice. This shade of medium blue is less serious and conventional than Navy, but it isn’t that full, flashy royal blue that is often associated with celebrities. This shade would be more befitting of gracing the stage at Pitti Uomo.

 

If this Suit has inspired you, here at Roseberry Tailoring we have a number of cloth options from both our Purple and Gold Labels that could be fashioned into a respectful alternative.

 

We also have our range of handmade to order Paul Parkman Shoes (of which we can recommend these), to go with the suit excellently. If you prefer something a little more flamboyant than a simple slim black tie, why not complete your ensemble with a Silk Pocket Square instead?

We have also chosen to notify you of some of our recommended venues around Edinburgh and Glasgow you may wish to visit in your new suit, these have been tried and tested by yours truly so I can hand on heart say that you will not be disappointed with a visit – and a fine opportunity to get dressed to the nines!

Prestonfield House, Edinburgh

Why not enjoy Afternoon Tea here at the opulent Rhubarb Restaurant, the latest destination restaurant by James Thomson. Prestonfield also has a collection of ravishing private dining rooms available, which can cater for anything from breakfast to a celebratory lunch, to a formal dinner party.

 

The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh

 

The dining options at The Witchery are endless- private dining is also on offer here, as well as The Secret Garden. Their Guest Book has been signed by the likes of Ralph Fiennes, Audrey Tatou and Dan Brown

 

The Corinthian, Glasgow

It’s hard to think of a reason NOT to wear a brand spanking new suit to the Corinthian Club- whether it’s to visit the unique Casino, or to enjoy a Whisky Experience as part of Private Dining—or even attend a Wedding…

 

 

This week, Roseberry Tailoring have been delighted to see some of our work featured on the front and back pages of the national newspapers, sports pages such as Sky Sports News and over many different places on Social Media. Ann Budge, owner of Heart of Midlothian Football Club, commissioned a beautiful jacket to wear when addressing the fans at the opening of the new Hearts FC main stand at Tynecastle.

 

A number of weeks ago, we received a telephone call from Ann Park, head of Commercial Operations at Tynecastle to ask would we be interested in working with the club to help create something special to mark the occasion. Ann had revealed at that point that the club had commissioned an official tartan, and that it would be nice if we could help create a showpiece using the tartan for Ann Budge to wear on the day the new stand was to be unveiled.

Our next step was to work with the club on a design befitting of the wearer. We had a fantastic time discussing ideas and exchanging pictures of likely styles, and in the end, the below style was chosen. We were excited by the final design draft, and we began to work on making the design a reality. The process took a few weeks to complete, but when the final product arrived, it was better than we had hoped. After a couple of tweaks to the fit, we delivered the garment for the final time ahead of the match to mark the opening of the new stand.

We’d like to thank Heart of Midlothian FC, Ann Park and Ann Budge for placing their trust in us to work on such an exciting project. The jacket looks fantastic, and I’m looking forward to seeing it on many more occasions in the years to come.

If you’d like to discuss a new bespoke suit, jacket, overcoat or perhaps a pair of handmade shoes, please get in touch either by calling 03300228007, or contact us online.

 

Roseberry Tailoring are delighted to announce our partnership with Scottish Rugby as their “Official Formal Wear Supplier”. 

 

The Scotland rugby team will be dressed for success for at least the next two seasons after it was confirmed that Roseberry Tailoring has become the national team’s Official Formalwear partner.

The squad were measured from top to toe at the recent August camp, allowing for bespoke suits to be created for the range of shapes and sizes within the group, from short-and-square props and high-and-mighty locks, to diminutive scrum-halves and athletic wingers.

Chris McGowan, Head Of Tailoring at Roseberry Tailoring, said: “Everyone at Roseberry Tailoring is delighted to be working with Scottish Rugby.

“The team’s performance over recent years deserves a look befitting of their standing in world rugby.

“Here at Roseberry Tailoring, we look forward to creating amazing formalwear to help the team look good and feel good.”

Roseberry are one of Scotland’s newest bespoke tailors, established in 2015, however their heritage spans over four generations of tailors to the early 1930s.

A great deal of time and effort goes into ensuring that Roseberry Tailoring source only the best cloth from the finest mills in the UK and Italy, ensuring each garment passes a rigorous, seven-point check before its first fitting.

Scottish Rugby Chief Operating Officer, Dominic McKay, said: “We’re pleased to welcome Roseberry Tailoring as our Official Formalwear Partner for the next two years.

“Roseberry is a tailoring brand known for maintaining the highest standards, with many parallels to be drawn between their commitment, preparation and quality of delivery to the national team itself.”

Follow our journey with Scottish Rugby on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, where you will also see some amazing images of our work. To book your appointment with Roseberry Tailoring, click here, or call 03300228007. Home and office visits available.

It takes a day like today to stoke the memory that we live in a pretty wet country. Although favourable weather of late, with the odd heatwave, we are right back to reality with the heavy rains of today. With that being said, Roseberry Tailoring would like to introduce The Bespoke Raincoat and our Rain Repellent Suits.

The Technology:

Luxury cloth mill Loro Piana, have developed a new range of cloth. Storm System® is the registered Loro Piana mark indicating natural fabrics that have been made totally waterproof and wind resistant by combining natural fibres with the most advanced technology in a perfect synthesis of style and function. Storm System® consists of a double barrier: the water-repellent Rain System®, and the exclusive hydrophilic membrane that is resistant to water, windproof and allows the skin to breathe.

Rain System® treatment ensures that drops of water slide on the surface of the fabric, enhancing its impermeability and protecting it against dust, dirt and liquid stains. The thin and extremely light micromolecular and microporous absorbent membrane is applied to the back of the fabric. Exploiting the principle of osmosis, the aqueous vapour produced by perspiration wicked outwards while humidity in the surrounding environment is prevented from entering: this guarantees absolute transpirability and provides optimal wind protection.

Storm System® provides the wearer with clothing that is warm but light, versatile and comfortable, and suitable for confronting the most different climates with style and grace: windcheaters, casual jackets and overcoats designed to be worn in the city, during leisure moments, and when travelling,and made using the noblest fibres that have been made waterproof and wind resistant without losing any of their distinctive softness, in a perfect combination of select quality and practicality.

Raincoat:

Often under-rated in terms of style, the humble raincoat can be a magnificent all-year round addition to your wardrobe. Especially using the Loro Piana Rain System®. Given that even in our summertime we often need a lightweight option to either carry around, or throw on when the temperature cools, this makes Loro Piana the natural choice for such a garment. And when it comes to style, well that’s where Roseberry Tailoring can help. With our expert help and advice, you can create your own raincoat exactly the way you want it, whether lined or unlined and in a choice of colours unavailable elsewhere, you can be sure you’ll have something to wear all year around and with multiple different outfits.

Rain Repellent Suits:

This is really exciting news. Given the frequency in my own experience where we tend to encounter all four seasons in one day here, I’m a huge fan of the rain repellent suit range from Loro Piana’s Rain System®. Watching the droplets roll off the material and onto the ground gives me an enormous sense of victory over our weather. In the past, I’ve been an overcoat wearing, brolly carrying stalwart of George St in our capital city, often overheating with our temperature not quite requiring a heavy coat, but our downpour ensuring I can’t be out of the office without it.

Rain System® provides a confidence that you can pop out for lunch. walk between meetings or head out to the waiting transport without fear or ruining your beautiful bespoke suits in the rain.

Contact us to find out more about this range, or feel free to use our Live Chat facility on the website if you have any further questions about Roseberry Tailoring our our range.

How’s this suit look?

How does this suit lookConor McGregor isn’t lacking in confidence. He’s a focussed, goal orientated fighting machine with a one track mind set on combat sport domination. His aim? To be the best. To BEAT the best. And in his press conferences, rarely does anyone come out on top. Last night in Las Vegas, 20,000 fans packed out the arena to watch him do battle over the microphone with Floyd “Money” Mayweather. With Conor resplendant in his 3 piece David August pinstripe suit (with an offensive phrase woven into the pinstripe), plain blue tailored shirt, pink tie and lapel pin and navy braided handkercheif, few would argue that Floyd gained the upper hand.

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Bold insults from the McGregor camp hurled in the direction of boxing’s 49 and 0, 12 time world champion. “He can’t afford a suit anymore”. “The Rolls (Royce) outside is a 2012”. McGregor is famous for his verbal tirades, often early mind games to unsettle opponents before his bouts. No doubts here that McGregor was up to his old tricks again with the outbursts. Any opportunity to belittle, poke fun at or intimidate Mayweather was well rehearsed. Chewing gum smacking around in his mouth as he took time to ensure all stipulations were mentioned. First the gloves. The have to be 10 oz. They can’t be Mexican. They can’t be horsehair. Next, the “limited” rules. The insinuation that if Mayweather were to step into the octagon that the fight would be done inside the first round. All conveyed with an air of confidence, of certainty that the fight is merely a formality and that he will emerge victorious.

And that’s what a Bespoke suit does, ladies and gentlemen. It can turn you into a world-beater. It’s a felling you can’t buy anywhere else. That’s the real knock-out. When you pull on your final cut, when all adjustments are taken care of. When the trouser length is just perfect and the shoulder width to chest to waist suppression enhances your silhouette, THAT’s when you stand tall. THAT’s when you feel like a million dollars.

Customised pinstripePower and Success.

Do you think there’s a reason Conor McGregor takes the majority of his conferences in a perfectly fitted suit? Of course there is. It’s a status symbol. Like the watch on his wrist and the cars on the drive of his LA mansion. It’s a symbol of power, of success. If he visited his local high-street suit establishment before these conferences, there would be nothing remarkable about his attire. He would be just as well turning up in a tracksuit, much like Floyd Mayweather.

 

Conor McGregor is a young, confident happy man. He’s worked extremely hard to get to this point in his career. It’s one thing that both men have in common as we heard from Floyd’s chants of “Hard Work – Dedication” and “All Work Is What? – Easy Work”. I must admit, it’s an attribute that shares a lot in common with bespoke tailoring too. As tailors, we’re expected to conquer the unconquerable, which requires a lot of hard work and dedication. I’m not sure that I agree with the statement that “All work is easy work”, but thanks to the fact that I enjoy my work so much, it certainly feels a lot less like work.

Conor signed off with “That’s confidence. Lets have fun”. Floyd opted to sign off with “God only made one thing perfect, and that’s my boxing record”. I think Floyd only said that because he’s never worn a Roseberry Suit. If he picks up his winners cheque on August 26th, he can fly me out there to teach Mr August a thing or two. Either way, I look forward to seeing what else these fighters wear in the run up to the main event.

Roseberry Tailoring are able to offer personalised pinstripes. Get in touch to discuss this type of project. We can also offer pure gold pinstripes and other variations thereof.

5 common mistakes when wearing a new suit.

As an ex-retailer, I’m only too aware of these most common mistakes that people make when wearing a brand new suit. Thankfully, as a bespoke tailor, I’m now able to spend a great deal of time with my clients and I can help and educate on various sartorial matters. Everyone loves wearing a brand new suit, especially if it has been lovingly handmade just for you as you’ll look and feel great in what you’re wearing, with added confidence and a spring in your step. Let’s have a look at the most common mistakes here.

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Pockets:

When you take your brand new suits home, you’ll soon realise that the pocket bags on the jacket are stitched closed. This is a very deliberate action by the suit maker, whether retail, made-to-measure or bespoke. For the retailer (or tailor), it helps the cloth on the jacket sit flat when hung, waiting for a buyer. Personally, I would advise that you leave your pocket bags stitched closed as the temptation to use the pocket for car keys, wallets and various other heavy items can be greater – resulting in stretching of the cloth (or sagging).

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Vent and Shoulder Threads:

Now this one really gets on my nerves. There’s a massive difference between Swelled Edge, Hand-stitched or AMF (American Machine and Foundry Pick Stitching) on a suit jacket – a very deliberate style option, and those little bits of thread that are in place to hold your vents down (tack or baste stitching). Tack and Baste Stitching is to be removed before wearing. Their sole purpose is to hold the back panel of the jacket flat in order that it doesn’t ride up or crease when on the hanger/in transit. If I see you in the street with tack or baste stitching still on your suit, I’m likely to let you know that it should be removed. I’ll most likely also have the appropriate tool on my person to do the job. Please don’t take offence as I’m trying to spare your blushes when you walk into that job interview or big meeting.

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Branding labels:

Usually found on the right hand sleeve of a branded suit. These aren’t something I encounter currently as I don’t put them onto my bespoke suits, but please take it from me – it’s not supposed to stay on when wearing. When you purchase your suit, here’s a handy tip. Ask the retailer to remove it for you. Sometimes, these can be stitched in place too tightly requiring quite a precise “stitch-unpicking tool” to remove it without damaging the cloth on the sleeve. If you try to remove this at home and don’t do a great job, you’ll have a hole in your sleeve and the retailer won’t take it back. This can mean an expensive repair which on a retail suit can often be more expensive than the suit itself.

 

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Hangers:

Hangers are vitally important to the longevity of your suit. The wrong shape hanger can destroy your internal construction, causing your shoulder pad to misshape and causing cloth to stretch. Please use a thick wooden or plastic hanger with a substantial shoulder end. This will support your shoulder when hanging in the wardrobe and will also allow the rest of the jacket to hang freely with the front and back panels separated adequately. You’ll find that this allows creases to remove themselves more efficiently, giving your suit a fresher look

Another piece of advice I regularly pass out is to use a clip hanger for your trousers on the day or two immediately after wearing your suit. Hang the trousers from the ankle. The waistband will provide enough weight to help any creases resolve themselves. It’ll also allow your pressed crease at the front and back of the trouser to last longer, requiring less professional care in the long run. Once you’re happy that the trousers have recovered suitably, place them back onto the suit hanger with the jacket.

 

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Ironing:

Don’t. Just don’t do it.

The temptation is there to iron your trousers after a hard day’s wear, but it’s most likely to cause damage to the cloth. The heat will stress the fibres causing them to snap and shine, and nobody wants to have shiny trousers. I always recommend Steam when caring for your garments. Whether professionally done, or at home, invest in a good steam cleaner. You’ll also fine a multitude of other household uses for one of these devices, but when it comes to your suit, steam is your best friend. This helps open up the fibres of the suit as you’re going along, which helps remove odour. You’ll also notice that the lifespan of your suits should be much longer.

 

For more information on mistakes men make with a new suit or to discuss our other bespoke suits, jackets and shirts, why not book an appointment at your home or office, Glasgow City Centre, Edinburgh City Centre or at our Roseberry Tailoring HQ. Simply click here to go straight to the booking page.

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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.

MBAPPThe 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!

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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.

I am absolutely delighted with my new suit and will be making great use of it.  If you follow @MrMarkBeaumont on Instagram, you may even spot it in action!

 

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MBPIC4Mark Beaumont is a Scottish adventurer, cyclist, broadcaster and speaker. On the 15th February 2008, he completed a gruelling 18,000 mile round the world trip, travelling through 20 countries – breaking the world record by a margin of 82 days.  Mark has since cycled the length of the Americas, set the World Record for Cairo to Cape Town, survived capsizing in the Atlantic ocean, climbed the highest mountains in the western world and rowed through the arctic.

2016 brought Mark his biggest challenge yet.  No matter how hard he trained, no matter how confident he felt, there was still something missing.  That’s when Mark met with Roseberry Tailoring having been recommended by a friend and fellow Roseberry client.  Mark regularly speaks at corporate and educational events, so needs a well fitting suit that looks as professional as his speeches sound.  Something stylish, yet subtle.  Something that would make a statement, yet not overshadow his content.  Something that would be memorable, but not the focus of each event.  Most importantly, something comfortable, and something that could be used for a broad range of events.

MBAPPThe Appointment

We packed a scattering of cloth options from our extensive range, and visited Mark at his Edinburgh address.  Let me just vouch for Mark’s coffee making skills here, one of the best in town.  A dash of milk would have given him the edge over the trendiest hotspots though.  We began discussing colours and textures, checks and stripes, linings and styles and soon built a much clearer picture of what was needed.  We whittled the range down to just a few options and discussed the features of each cloth, and why we thought each one would be appropriate.  Finally we decided upon a beautiful oversized Prince of Wales check in mid grey, with a bright blue running through the pattern.  This cloth is from the Italian mill, Vitale Barberis Canonico, who count the very famous Ermenegildo Zegna as one of their biggest clients.  They are one of the oldest cloth mills in the world, founded in 1663, and are still family owned to this day.  This particular cloth was sourced from their Venice range, super 150’s weave, allowing a sharp cut, but with comfort and an air of coolness in mind.

IMG_2845The Details

Many people see a suit on the peg and like the cloth it’s made from.  Of course, that’s a huge part of what it’s all about, but very few people pay attention to the smaller details, such as the buttonholes, or the pocket flap, the button thread or the lapel shape.  Even the buttons themselves are usually just accepted as part of the package, but paying a little attention to what you furnish the jacket and sleeves with can completely change the dynamic of the garments.  The same can be said for the angle of the pockets, or the depth of the flap.  Contrasting the jett of the pocket or the flap itself can have a huge bearing on the finished look.  It’s also common to not pay attention to the cloth itself, and it’s suitability to the task you wish to perform.  For example, lightweight doesn’t necessarily mean weak.  Likewise, heavy doesn’t always mean strong.  It’s important to pay attention to the client’s needs and understand which cloth options will work best for them.  In this case, we were looking for a cloth that would withstand occasional wear, usually indoors and under the lights in a room full of people. This wasn’t to be an everyday working suit, worn extensively and rarely rotated within the working wardrobe.  Here’s a link to one of the best blogs I’ve read on the subject. The Italian Super 150 was the perfect choice for Mark and so, with the cloth chosen, we moved onto the details to create the style.

MBPic2The Style

Mark and I had some great discussions about how this suit should look.  Again, taking into consideration the reason for the purchase in the first place, we looked at how we can achieve that memorable, but understated piece.  Firstly discussing the lining and trim details, then the lapel shape and style, the number of buttons on the jacket fasten, pockets, vents, cuffs and then the finishing details such as buttonholes, stitching and buttons.  Although it’s hard to imagine what garments are going to look like when completed, when you take each item one step at a time, it does help build the picture in your mind.  Mark was satisfied with the jacket choices and so, we began on the trouser style.  Again, attention was paid to the initial brief, making sure to make an impact, but not overshadow the speaker.  Mark made me very aware of his previous issues when purchasing trousers.  Being a man of a certain training regime, I had to ensure I paid a lot of attention to the thigh, whilst ensuring that I still created a slim leg.  Flat fronts on the trousers to suit Mark’s slim frame, and a plain finish at the ankle ensured nice clean lines.  On the back of the trouser, we recommended having at least one pocket to help create a more flattering look (trousers with no rear pocket tend to draw attention to the wearers posterior).  And with that, the design was complete.

 

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199710_1997204772772_8216575_n“This is a pipe and tweed man and he’ll always live in the country”. – Midwife to Duncan Findlay, Redlands Nursing Home, off Great Western Road, Glasgow.

Born on the 2nd April 1951, Duncan Scott Findlay came into this world to the words above. Rumour has it that the midwife who delivered young Duncan was a bit of a clairvoyant, offering the above words to Duncan’s mother and father upon his arrival. In early life, Duncan grew up in Ayrshire. Stair, to be precise. His father ran The Stair Inn, and was also an accomplished musician, as was his mother. Both his parents graced the stage of the famous Pavilion Theatre in Glasgow. This is an accolade that Duncan was only too happy to share with his parents when he performed there many years later. He is still a regular performer there to this day.

The Prediction

16298661_10212401691140356_5397384491812538212_nDuncan eventually swapped the West Coast for a home at the foot of the Ochils in Tillicoultry. This year marks 34 years at his current home and brings truth to the element of the above statement which mentions “He’ll always live in the country”. After careers in Music and Education, Duncan decided that it was time to complete the prediction. After reading about Roseberry Tailoring on Social Media, he decided to enquire about the possibility of  having a Tweed Jacket made. Something smart, but not too formal. Something that he can wear for all occasions. Tailored just for the man himself and with some subtle details just to make the design his own. Mr Findlay is now a “Tweed man”.

After discussing needs and ideas, we settled on a mid-grey herringbone Harris Tweed to be the basis for the jacket. Next, we selected a silver paisley leaf design for the lining, before discussing the style aspects of the jacket. This was easy as we were both more or less on the same wavelength when it came to how the jacket should look. Timeless, classic design was the key. Notched lapels of standard width. Slightly slanted pockets with a standard width pocket flap and black leather buttons, finished with side vents. Buttonholes were stitched in black thread just to finish off the look, including the lapel buttonhole. Nothing loud and shouty about this, unlike some of Duncan’s guitars.

Duncan Findlay is still an in demand professional musician and composer of music for television and film.

12033003_10208110668627475_3365243154955933514_nFinal piece of the puzzle

Now, Mr Findlay isn’t a smoker, and it’s unlikely he’ll be taking up the habit any time soon, but Roseberry Tailoring couldn’t think of any other way of handing over Duncan’s new tweed jacket than to complete the premonition. We took to the internet to find Duncan the perfect decorative pipe to accompany the jacket. We’ve had so much fun throughout this process with Duncan, hearing stories of his career in music and reminiscing over the years he spent as my lecturer at UHI in Perth. To hear of this premonition made by the midwife who delivered him back in 1951 made us think about what bespoke tailoring means to people. In this case, it meant the second instalment of bringing the premonition to life. It was only fitting that we completed the trio of predictions by presenting Duncan with this final object.

Sir, we hope you enjoy your tweed jacket for many years to come. It’s been a pleasure.

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