So today Jo and I went to the first of a number of sessions with James to get the process moving. We decided colours, fabrics and fit, and he took all my measurements in advance of the next meeting which will be first stage fitting. I must add that although Jo attended today, it will just be me in the future as I want the end result to be a surprise - a bit like her wedding dress I suppose!
It was a brilliant experience, and I felt thoroughly spoiled, from the warming Scotch on arrival that was a welcome addition to my coffee on a freezing Saturday, through to an hour and a half later when we said au revoir and headed to The Reliance for a long and leisurely lunch.
|The magazine article|
|Collar choices for bespoke shirts|
|Choosing the suit fabric and colour|
|James measuring trousers|
|A work in progress|
|A great experience|
|Jo at the entrance to Michelsberg Tailoring|
Just a quick word on the food and drink that we had at Reliance. Jo went for kedgeree which was a really high standard with the right delicate and creamy texture, and well cooked fishy bits. My charcuterie and cheese platter was a real triumph and I will definitely have it again - it had 3 meats, some chunky pate, 3 cheeses, pickled onions, beetroot chutney, breads and crackers. I polished it all off - obviously! To complement the snow outside, we decided on a warm pudding of spotted dick and custard which again was great - in fact it was much tastier that a similar pudding that I had recently in a more high profile food establishment in Leeds. And the price? £38 excluding tip and including two pints of Estrella which was a real bargain. 9/10
|Cheese and charcuterie|
|A carafe of red|
|Spotted dick and custard|