Tailored by Shane
Hi, my name is Shane, my family tailoring business has been creating bespoke suits and gowns for ladies and gents since 1962. As a gay man myself I understand the gay and lesbian community’s culture and views and I offer a unique service which allows you to choose your own style for day-to-day wear, wedding clothes, and suits or dresses for special occasions.
My aim is to visit like-minded people so we can connect and design your perfect garments. I can take all the stress out by traveling to you and bringing cloth and linings samples for you to choose from, or alternatively you can visit my workshop on the Chester / North Wales border.
Suits for gay men
Having a bespoke suit made is a wonderful experience. I will work with you in the comfort of your own home or office, looking at your ideas and colour schemes and then help you to choose the right cloth and style to suit your body shape.
Some cloths will work well and some really don’t, for instance a wide pinstripe won’t suit a short wide guy, as it will make him look shorter and wider. It’s all in the eye but it’s important to make the right choices so you get a good looking and fitting suit.
One of the areas we can have the most fun is with the linings, you can be conservative or go wild with one of our more wacky designs, or even make it personal to yourself and design your own cloth. This might be pictures of you, places you’ve been or even embroidered names, dates or short messages, as surprise for each other on the day are all options you can consider.
Suits for lesbians
Well for some this is a minefield, you want look smart and trim but want your own style not your dad’s. Your looking for a jacket that fits, whether that’s a feminine cut or traditionally more male in style or a mix of both. Constructing a jacket with a mix of these different design elements is tricky but a good tailor can obtain this.
I’ll go through the different design options with you and help with choosing the right cloth and linings which will be perfect for your special day but also can be used again. A few well chosen bespoke tailored items that you can mix and match with your wardrobe, whether you want to dress up or down will be unique to you and something that will make you look and feel great every time you go out.
For those of you who like to dress up, I’ve made bespoke gowns as well as suits for over 20 years. I will work with you to design your perfect gown; this could be a huge princess skirt or an elegant slim fitting style gown or evening dress, I have 1000s of samples of silks, satins, laces to choose from.
It’s a magical experience choosing from different necklines, backs and skirt styles which I will then sketch out so you can see the complete effect. If there’s something not quite right, we can adjust it until you have your dream dress. It’s the only way to get exactly the style you want in the colour you want, and fits you perfectly for your special day.
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