I am very proud to announce the release of a two part video series that the very talented Kevin Davies and I have produced. Our real ideal for the project is to try and capture the uniqueness and creativity of the Timothy Everest bespoke experience.
Tailoring is one of those professions where physical environments drastically differ from tailor to tailor, and I think that’s totally natural. When you work in a space every day it inevitably molds around your personality and your working style and I find that fascinating.
I was lucky enough to learn the art of bespoke on Savile Row under the tutelage of Tommy Nutter. People fell in love with the clothes he made, there was a real emotional exchange when people received their clothes, which is what I try and achieve and emulate today. When I left Tommy, I saw the opportunity to create a reinvigorated bespoke movement (New Bespoke), away from the influences of Savile Row. Spitafields was the perfect place for me, and since 1993 my atelier has been based in one of the beautiful Georgian houses in Elder Street. During this time as my tailoring has developed and changed so has the house.
I first met Kevin over twenty years ago when he photographed me for a magazine, he very quickly became a friend and a client. We have both always been fascinated by craftsmanship, so really this video being created feels quite inevitable.
The first installment shows a trip with me around east London. These are the streets that I walk every day, and the context of those daily inspirations one inevitably gets. The viewer can get a glimpse of the people, the art and the architecture that informs me every day.
The second installment starts with me arriving at the atelier, and shifts the focus of the piece from my journey to the customer journey. Here we capture the idiosyncrasies and individuality of the craft, as well as highlighting the skill and personality of the tailor.