My first Tailor Made London experience

Not long ago, I had my first appointment at Tailor Made London’s Belgravia showroom. A 10 year-old London born business, offering an untraditional tailoring service with a yet traditional aesthetic.

The first step of my appointment was a talk with the tailor James, with whom I discussed what had in mind for my spring / summer suit. I explained that I like earthy tones and wanted a very lightweight cloth to stay cool on warm summer days.

Together we went through Tailor Made London’s spring / summer fabrics and I found a beautiful green cloth made from a mix of linen, wool and silk. A blend that makes a very lightweight and breathable cloth while still keeping a good shape compared to a very easily creasing 100% linen cloth. I paired the green with a bold paisley lining and dark brown horn buttons.

The next step was to enter their 3D body scanner to have my measurements taken. From my 3D body scan they are able create a unique suit pattern which they afterwards adjust to my fit preference by trying on different samples.

My first appointment was now over and my measurements and design choices were sent off to their production in Italy where the suit is cut and put together. It takes an average off 4-6 weeks from your appointment in London until the suit is delivered in store.

4 weeks later I was notified that my suit was in store and it was time for my 2nd appointment. When I came in, I put on the suit and it overall looked really great. I was pleasantly surprised about the result and admitted to the tailor Mickey, that I at first was quite sceptical towards the 3D scanning concept as I never heard about it nor tried it before. Only minor tweaks had to be made, such as letting out the jacket waist and a slight shaping of the trouser seat.

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After the alterations were made the suit fit perfectly to my preference. I was particularly astound by the suits’ cut: an unconstructed shoulder, a wide notch lapel and a high waisted trouser with double pleats and 2 inch turn-ups.

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I here wore the suit jacket with a light brown pair of linen trousers at Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy. An example of how it’s possible to mix and match tailoring for more casual occasions and to achieve several looks form the same suit. The Italian sun was strong in June but the unlined jacket stood the test and did very well in the warm climate.

Yours sincerely, Mathias le Fèvre



Staying at The Splendide Royal in Rome

This summer I had the pleasure of visiting Hotel Splendide Royal. Situated in the heart of Rome the hotel offers an overwhelming antique decor, panoramic views, gourmet dinners and much more.

Arriving at the hotel directly from the airport, my partner and I were welcomed by the kind staff who assisted us with our check-in and luggage. An always nice gesture when being tired from a long travel.

When entering the doors of this 19th century palace, I was instantly impressed by it’s Baroque architecture and lavish interior. An original glass chandelier from Luchino Visconti’s 1963 classic The Leopard hangs in the gold-hued lobby, which is decked out with marble busts, porcelain vases and oil paintings.

Our afternoon and evening were spent at the Splendide Royal’s crown jewel: the seventh-floor restaurant, Mirabelle. We first enjoyed an afternoon tea while taking in the splendid views over the Eternal city’s wonders. The Pinciano, Villa Medici, Trinità Dei Monti, Saint Peter’s and I could go on. We stayed at the restaurant to enjoy a 7 course dinner while watching the sun set.

The glamours interior was continued in our high-ceilinged room with low lighting, ornate plaster cornices, gold silk damask wallpaper, burgundy deep pile carpets and oversize white wooden beds. Bathroom was in black marble, with rainforest showers and Etro toiletries.

We enjoyed the delicious breakfast from a booming buffet in the hotel’s Crystal Lounge on sixth floor. Smoked salmon, fresh fruit, deliciuos cakes and even prosecco if you felt like starting the day early. Again with the luxury of stunning views over the historic centre of Rome.

I am astonished by our experience at The Royal Splendide Rome and we felt treated like kings and queens from the second we walked into this glamours palace. We can not wait to be back to spend more time here.

Yours sincerely, Mathias le Fèvre