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Off The Cuff

Welcome to my blog on all things to do with the world of bespoke tailoring. You will see plenty of my past commissions within these articles, but as always if there is anything in particular you would like to see or discuss, please do get in touch.

Tailored suits 11 Aug, 2018

Tailored Suits

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Bespoke morning coat 5 Aug, 2018

Bespoke Morning Coats

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Women’s bespoke suits 24 Jul, 2018

Women’s Bespoke Suits

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24 Jul, 2018

Bespoke Morning Coat

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The handmade buttonhole 24 Jul, 2018

Handmade Buttonholes

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Tailors Leeds 2 Jul, 2018

How To Choose Your Tailored Suit, Tailors Leeds

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Desmond Merrion wedding suits for men 29 May, 2018

Wedding Suits For Men

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Bespoke tailors leeds 13 May, 2018

How Honest Is Your Tailor ?

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Desmond Merrion 1 May, 2018

Social Media Contributor

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Tailors Leeds city centre 15 Apr, 2018

Tailors In Leeds City Centre

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Bespoke Tailored Collars. 8 Apr, 2018

Bespoke Tailored Collars

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grey suit example 6 Mar, 2016

The Yorkshire Tailor

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Classic Grey Suit 17 May, 2015

Classic Grey Suit

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cloth samples 21 Mar, 2015

Blue Suit

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chesterfield overcoat 7 Mar, 2015

Chesterfield Overcoat

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Tweed coat 1 Feb, 2015

Tweed Coat

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Grey Glen Check Cloth 18 Jan, 2015

Grey Suit

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Pick and Pick Cloth 10 Jan, 2015

Custom Suits

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Bespoke business suit 5 Jan, 2015

Bespoke Suits

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cashmere 2 Jan, 2015

Cashmere

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Back neck section showing the top collar pattern matching through the coat back. 31 Dec, 2014

J and J Minnis

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Bespoke mohair coat waiting for the sleeves to be hand basted in for a forward fitting. 29 Dec, 2014

Mohair Suits

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Coat linings all to be hand finished. 14 Dec, 2014

Basted Fitting

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Shooting Suits 16 Nov, 2014

Shooting Suits

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Hand basting a clients bespoke coat for a first fitting. 10 Nov, 2014

Tailors In Leeds

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Four real hand-made button holes, and a pure silk gauntlet cuff. 26 Oct, 2014

Bespoke Dinner Suit

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Hand made button holes 21 Oct, 2014

Hand Made Button Holes

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Closer picture of the lady’s jacket. 17 Sep, 2014

Chanel Jacket

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The cuff of my bespoke coat I recently made for myself. Hand made button holes and real horn buttons. 14 Sep, 2014

Working Button Holes

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Just as I am turning around. 12 Sep, 2014

Des Merrion Tailor

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Me hand basting a canvas. 31 Aug, 2014

Bespoke Tailors Yorkshire

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Fit 30 Aug, 2014

Bespoke Tailoring Classes

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Cloth 24 Aug, 2014

Checked Tweed Suit

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des merrion work 20 Aug, 2014

Bespoke Coats

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Another angle of the waistcoats after cutting. 14 Aug, 2014

Bespoke Waistcoats

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Here I am sat at home hand making a clients canvas. 14 Aug, 2014

Bespoke Tailored Suits Leeds

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Pocket flap lining in the same lining. 9 Aug, 2014

Fancy Linings

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The breast welt of the coat matched both ways. 9 Aug, 2014

Bespoke Pattern Matching

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A clients pattern I have hand drafted. 24 Jul, 2014

Bespoke Tailoring Courses

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A clients pattern I have hand drafted. 22 Jul, 2014

Savile Row Tailors

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Full bespoke hand canvas, hand basted into a clients coat, the shape is obvious to see. 21 Jul, 2014

Desmond Merrion

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Gauntlet cuff hand stitched edges. 21 Jul, 2014

Gauntlet Cuff

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Des Merrion 15 Jul, 2014

Busy

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Fancy your trousers finished like this ?I particularly like the pen mark on the rubber roll cap! 8 Jun, 2014

Machines Don’t Make Tailored Suits

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Shears from Afghanistan 8 Jun, 2014

Afghan Souvenir

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Desmond Merrion bespoke tailor Leeds new label 7 Jun, 2014

Desmond Merrion Bespoke Tailor

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Front fly ( zip ) section carefully hand stitched and hand finished. 18 May, 2014

Made To Measure Trousers

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A nice lime green satin lining. 18 May, 2014

Bespoke Coat

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Me hand stitching my label into a clients made to measure suit 17 May, 2014

Made To Measure Suits

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Compare this waistband extension to the one I made in my blog entry "Bespoke Trousers" 16 May, 2014

Made To Measure Suits In Leeds

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Waistband extension should be sharp, and STRAIGHT 14 May, 2014

Bespoke Trousers

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Double breasted waistcoat pattern i have drafted. 5 May, 2014

Double Breasted Waistcoat

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This picture shows me hand basting and fixing the lining into the inner coat armhole. 3 May, 2014

Bespoke Tailors Leeds Yorkshire

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Setting the vents on a coat ready to press. 1 May, 2014

Pressing

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Bespoke mens jacket showing the lining and hem inlay before basting the lining in place. 1 May, 2014

Mens Bespoke Suits

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Cloth bunches on the table in my workroom. I will only use merchants cloth that is world class and woven in Yorkshire, end of ! 20 Apr, 2014

English Cloth

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Cashmere and silk lilac cloth, attention to detail pocket matching through the seam. 20 Apr, 2014

Ladies Bespoke Tailors

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The perfect shoulder and sleeve. 19 Apr, 2014

Savile Row Bespoke Suits

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Hand made internals of an oOvercoat for a Russian client. 19 Apr, 2014

Yorkshire Tailors

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Stitching tailoring 19 Apr, 2014

Tailoring Blog

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