The Art of Bespoke Tailoring at Gresham Blake

Tailoring with a Twist

Welcome to the world of Gresham Blake, where bespoke tailoring is both an art and a delightful experience. Our journey began in the vibrant city of Brighton in 1999, and over the past 25 years, we've grown into a distinguished name in the world of bespoke fashion. We pride ourselves on offering high-end tailoring without the high-and-mighty attitude and at very competitive prices. By eliminating middlemen—we design and create every garment ourselves—we keep the cost of bespoke tailoring affordable without compromising on quality. Here, every stitch tells a story, and every client is a cherished part of our narrative.
This year marks our Silver Jubilee, a celebration of 25 years of sartorial excellence. From our humble beginnings in our Brighton store, we've evolved into a brand known for its impeccable craftsmanship and personalised service. Our evolution has been driven by a commitment to quality, innovation, and, most importantly, our clients' satisfaction.
Meet the Tailoring Dream Team
At the heart of Gresham Blake are our bespoke tailoring consultants: Nathalie, Jas, Sarah, Anthony, and George. Each brings their own unique flair to the table, ensuring that every client walks away not just with a suit, but with an experience.
 
Nathalie: With an eye for detail and a passion for perfection, Nathalie is the go-to for those seeking a flawless fit.
She has been with Gresham Blake for over a decade, bringing a wealth of experience from her previous work in luxury fashion. Nathalie's expertise lies in understanding the nuances of fabric and form, making sure each bespoke garment is a masterpiece. Specialising in both Men's and Women's Bespoke Tailoring, she combines technical skill with an intuitive sense of style, ensuring that every client leaves looking and feeling their best.
 
Jas: Known for her innovative designs and creative approach, Jas adds a touch of modernity to classic tailoring. With an eye for trends and a talent for blending these with timeless elegance, she’s the one to see if you want something that is stylish and unique.
 
Sarah: Sarah’s forte is in blending traditional techniques with contemporary styles. Her friendly demeanour and exceptional taste make her a favourite among clients who appreciate a personalised touch.
With expertise in both men's and women's bespoke tailoring, Sarah brings versatility and depth to her work. She takes pride in understanding each client's unique preferences and body shape, ensuring that every garment she designs is a perfect blend of comfort and style. 
 
Anthony: Our trainee bespoke consultant, Anthony, may be new to bespoke tailoring, but he brings years of experience in luxury fashion. His fresh perspective and enthusiasm for learning ensure that every piece he works on is designed with the utmost care.
 
George: Specialising in custom-made ready-to-wear garments, George combines practicality with style. His knowledge of ready-to-wear fashion ensures that clients have access to impeccably tailored garments that are created to fit just right. George is our Gresham Blake Etch specialist. This exclusive service allows clients to design their own ready-to-wear suit, adding own personal touches and in their perfect size. It’s as cost-effective as off the peg options but tailored exclusively for each client, with a turnaround time of up to six weeks.
 
Inclusive and Approachable
In an industry often perceived as exclusive and rigid, we at Gresham Blake stand out for our inclusivity and warmth. We believe that everyone deserves to look and feel their best. Our team is a diverse group of passionate individuals who love what they do and, more importantly, love interacting with clients from all walks of life.
 
Our approach is simple: high-end tailoring without the high-and-mighty attitude. Step into our store, and you'll be greeted with a smile, offered a drink, and made to feel at home. We take the time to get to know you, understand your needs, and design garments that are as unique as you are.
 
The Evolution of Gresham Blake
Reflecting on our journey, it's fascinating to see how far we've come. Gresham Blake, the brand, was born out of my husband Gresham's passion for fashion, which he honed while studying at Brighton University. After graduating, he gained valuable experience working with high-end bespoke tailors on Savile Row. However, his dream was to open his own shop in Brighton.
 
When 20 Bond Street came up for grabs, Gresham and I made the bold decision to sell our house and invest everything into our new venture in 1999. Many advised against it, arguing that Brighton wasn’t a suit-wearing city. But we had a vision: to create a tailoring brand that was inclusive and accessible to all, making people feel good as well as look good.
 
Over the years, we have built up a loyal clientele from all walks of life—rock stars, politicians, and everyone in between. The exclusive shop in the heart of Brighton offers an experience like no other in bespoke tailoring. The Brighton store remains the head office, housing our production and design teams, as well as an in-house mini workshop.
 
In addition to bespoke tailoring, we offer limited runs of ready-to-wear items. Our bestsellers include printed shirts and jacquard ties, beloved by clients for their unique designs and impeccable quality.
 
Share Your Gresham Blake Experience
Our journey wouldn’t be complete without the support and loyalty of our clients. We cherish every interaction and are always eager to hear about your experiences with us. To celebrate our Silver Jubilee, we’re running a special raffle. Share your testimonials on Google Review, Facebook, or Instagram, and you’ll have a chance to win an exclusive bespoke garment, crafted just for you.
 
The Future of Tailoring
As we look to the future, we remain committed to pushing the boundaries of bespoke tailoring. We’ll continue to innovate, to embrace inclusivity, and to offer an unparalleled customer experience. Here’s to the next 25 years of style, elegance, and exceptional tailoring. Join us on this journey, and let’s create something extraordinary together.
 
Feel free to reach out to us for a consultation, or simply drop by for a chat. After all, we’re not just tailors; we’re friendly humans who love interacting with other humans. And remember, we’d love to hear your stories—because at Gresham Blake, every client is a chapter in our ongoing narrative of style and sophistication.
 
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