Welcome to the Meyer & Mortimer Lookbook. In an effort to further share the inner workings of a Savile Row tailor (see our tailoring blog section here) we will upload images of our work here, and other items of interest, on a regular basis.
The British Warm Overcoat
Brian Lewis makes a British Warm Overcoat which is a type of woollen overcoat based on the greatcoats worn by British Army officers in the First World War. Click on image below to view more images. [March 2019]
Waistcoat & Drews: Highland Dress Waistcoat
To accompany our piece on trews, we now focus on the Highland dress waistcoat and the dedication in keeping the flow of the tartan pattern consistent throughout the garment.
The M&M Button Guide
Apart from the single button jacket, it is sometimes confusing how to button a two or three button single breasted jacket. To help, we’ve created a simple guide below.
The Queen’s Royal Hussars Coat
Although our military tailoring is now outweighed by our civilian wear we still undertake a fair amount of work making and mending uniforms. Take this striking Queen's Royal Hussars jacket that came in recently to be re-ranked.
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The Savile Row Street Party 2018
To celebrate work finishing on improving Savile Row, a party is thrown to celebrate its completion. To view more images please click here on the any other photos below.
The Jerusalem Coat
Making clothes can be an education. Not in the making as such but in the origin of the garment and its associations and symbolism.
Creating this beautiful bespoke coat for a valued European customer has been just that. To view more images and find out a little more about it click here or on the photo.
The Original Lookbook
Please click here to view more pages from the original M&M lookbook.
Another M&M Gift to Football Punditry: Part II
If we didn't embarrass ourselves enough by being wildly off the mark with our predictions in Part I here's Part II, filmed the day after England's win against Columbia.
M&M's Gift to Football Punditry: Part I
Getting into the World Cup spirit we thought it would be a good idea to hear from the M&M team and gather their thoughts on this summer’s competition. We hear some informed (and not so) in this video. Find out who…
Is Morocco the new Brazil?
Who got Portugal in the sweepstake?
And does Jason from Marketing know anything about football?
The M&M Christmas Party 2017
Please click here for festive fun photos from this year's Christmas party. They are not too incriminating thankfully.
A Most Mysterious & Beautiful Ceremonial Coat
Valued Customer Charlie Siem Wearing M&M in Vanity Fair
A (Quick) 360 Degree Tour of Our Showroom
We thought it would be a good idea to employ the technology on hand to give our online audience a quick 360-degree tour of our Mayfair showroom, which is just around the corner from Savile Row. For those who have visited us at 6 Sackville Street, you will see not much has changed as we've been told on many occasion, by our valued customers, not to. For those who have not passed over our threshold, you will glimpse what lies on the other side of the frosted window.
Duke of York (George V) Jacket Part I
Every so often we have the opportunity to look at the bespoke tailoring work of our Meyer & Mortimer ancestors. We were very excited then to find out that the coat belonged to The Duke of York who would become King George V.
Duke of York (George V) Jacket Part II
More Hidden Treasures (From Under The Stairs) Part II
For those not aware of our recent finds, back in January - while clearing out under the stairs at 6 Sackville Street - Oliver Cross discovered two army regulation books from the late 1800s and the 1900s (see blow). We shared a few images on social media at the time and it proved to be the most popular post on Twitter ever. As those original images were captured on a mobile phone we thought we would take a few more pictures for you, this time on a camera.
The results are here on a slideshow. There are more pictures of the 1900s book as this was a larger tome and in better condition than its older relation. Unfortunately, we did not have time to caption the shots but hopefully the pictures will speak for themselves [February 2017].
The Silk That Still Shines
This piece of pure silk velvet was found at the bottom of director Brian Lewis's drawer. He admits he doesn't know much about it only that it is, he believes, 100 years-old and hails from France somewhere. Whatever its origins it is simply a beautiful thing that seems to hold a glow that shines from within. It is simply magical and probably the most beautiful piece of cloth at Meyer & Mortimer [January 2017].
More Hidden Treasures (From Under The Stairs)
It might not be a good idea to admit that we do not venture into, or clean for that matter, the space under the stairs but the results from doing so - and putting aside any embarrassment we may feel - warrants it. Oliver Cross set about having a clear out and bravely he went in, or under. Right at the back, wedged into the corner were two cardboard boxes each containing an army regulation book dating from the late 1800s. We were simply aghast! Our resident historian, Brian Lewis too. No one knew they were there.
For those who are not aware, an army regulation book is a collection of notes, compiled by a tailor, detailing the intricacies and rules pertaining to each regiments' garments: how they are cut, which buttons to use, how and where rank is shown etc.
All hand written and drawn, with cloth samples attached it is an incredible and weighty document indeed, and amazing to think these sketches and notes were made by a Meyer & Mortimer descendant nearly 150 years ago. We will be delving further into our finds and sharing them with you in due course but for now here are a few images we would like to share with you [January 2017].
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The Many Hats of Meyer & Mortimer
For a bespoke tailor with a focus on men's suits, trousers, jackets and waistcoats we have a fair few hats dotted around the showroom. In an effort to understand a little more about them we asked our resident historian and longest serving M&M member, Brian Lewis, to shed some light on the history or our headgear [December 2016].
Highland Dress Doublet
This garment was made by us over 60 years ago. It had been locked away in a customer's wardrobe for a number of decades and was brought in by a family member for alterations and some mending. We are very happy they did. It is truly fascinating to see our work from a bygone era. For reasons of confidentiality we have concealed the customer's name on the label [November 2016].