Tailoring his own path – James Sleater – Textual Conversations

Screen Shot 2015-03-26 at 10.48.24There are certain companies, individuals, brands that shun the rule books and constraints of traditional thinking, Apple, Dyson, Virgin the list goes on and a new name to add to that list is Savile Row tailors Cad & the Dandy. Who have establish themselves on dismissing the premiss that quality comes at a heavy price. They have broke with tradition and operate with the conviction that high end bespoke tailoring should be accessible to all.

Their suits offer a modern British cut, are made using age old hand tailoring techniques and are delivered with a personal touch. They don’t over complicate things, operating from intimate premises in Savile Row and The City, with our trained Savile Row tailors, cutters and finishers, offering a friendly and welcoming approach and not a whiff of a Ooo Suits your sir carry on. All of their suits start with pattern creation, done by hand and retained for all future orders.

We caught up with one half of the dynamic duo in James Sleater to put the world to rights;

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Best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Always put other people at ease.

If you could Dress anyone who would it be ?

Steve McQueen – he was fortunate in that he always looked effortlessly cool

What’s your Favourite movie ever ?

Zulu – It’s a combination of Great military clothing and empire and its bravado

What would be the name of your autobiography ?

Stitch it bitch.

Screen Shot 2015-03-26 at 10.50.31If you could collaborate with one brand who would it be ?

LandRover – to design new defender coming out in 2yrs – replacement of iconic british vehicle.

Favourite hotel in the world ?

The Savoy because of the amazing bar and rooms with incredible London river views.

If you could give your teenage self advice, what would it be ?

Work harder.

Who would do you ideal diner guests ?

Churchill, Thatcher, Bush Jnr, Berlosconi – Just to sit back and watch the magic happen.

What piece of clothing best describes you ?

Bespoke 3 piece suit – the finest British craftsmanship to give the ultimate silhouette and first impression.

What piece of clothing would you relegate to Room 101 ?

Rucksack – kills a suit and looks shit.

What piece of style advise do you live by ?

Always polish your shoes. The small details matter.

If you had one day to live what would be your biggest regret ?

Not having another day to live.

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