Chester Barrie is the ultimate Modern Tailor. It mixes craftsmanship and knowledge gained over the past 80 years with a contemporary eye, reinvigorating old forms and bringing fresh impetus to how tailoring is styled.
Innovation has always been its way. Established in the 1930s Chester Barrie was one of the first to offer ready-to-wear tailoring, providing the same attention to detail and commitment to quality as the old bespoke houses on Savile Row but making great tailoring more accessible. At the time it was revolutionary.
This belief in the best continues to this day – though much else has moved on. The way men dress has changed dramatically and so too has Chester Barrie. Lighter fabrics, innovative blends and a far softer structure have ushered in a more relaxed form of dressing, which Chester Barrie has embraced.
But it has also ensured that shape and substance have continued to play an important role. The tailor’s art is to take a piece of cloth and create a three-dimensional form, to bring it to life so that it sculpts and flatters the wearer. Chester Barrie’s craft is to enhance.
And it also adds flair. Such new tailoring can be dressed up or dressed-down: with a neat tab collar and tie for that sharper look, or with beautiful fine gauge knitwear and jeans for a more relaxed demeanour. While use of colour is also important, not just in the weave of the cloth but in shirts and accessories to help build a complete look.
The aim always is to be the Modern Tailor to the Modern Man.