“Little By Little”

“It’s a new dawn, It’s a new day, It’s a new life for me. And I’m feeling good.” Michelsberg Tailoring Manchester is now open for business! Led by my partner-in-crime, Charlie Anderson, he will be based at “Club Brass,” the exclusive private members club of the new five star “Hotel Gotham.” We’ve produced a short…

Shaping up nicely

Hands-up, it’s a fair cop, Guv’. The laziest tailor in Leeds has been at it again. With more holidays under my belt than Judith Chalmers, I’ve added further to my tally of surfing sojourns and last week headed to my spiritual home in North Devon, Croyde Bay. This is the view from my balcony. As many…

Dear John,

As your tailor, I’m going to ask for a moment of self indulgence. Whilst most of my blogs are chipper missives, based on the wonderful world of bespoke tailoring, this one is different. It’s a tribute to my father, John Ernest Michelsberg, who died at the age of 76 on Wednesday 11th March. Now before you start cringing and…

Michelsberg Tailoring ASOS

After months of hard work with my Graphic Designer Steve, and the legendary photographer that is Chris Thompson, I am thrilled to say that Michelsberg Tailoring has a new website. The hunt for fresh imagery has not been easy. We’ve shivered our arse’s off in a Fire Station in North Leeds, gotten soaked in a Paintball…

It’s not a party without Charlie..

On Monday September the 8th, my new apprentice, Charlie Anderson, pushed the Michelsberg Tailoring buzzer, and climbed the stairs towards sartorial heaven for the first time. Whilst it’s early days, the lad’s done well, enthusiasm dripping from each of his twenty-one year old pores. He’s shown initiative, has boundless energy and has already started to…

The Apprentice

On Friday the 13th of this month at 5pm, Michelsberg Tailoring popped open a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and raised a glass to its first employee, Charlie Anderson. Eight years ago, the business was born on my kitchen table, and now, after three years in the Victoria Quarter, I feel ready to take on an…

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Even as a child, I loved getting new clothes. The joy of wearing my first Nike t-shirt and trainers on a geography field trip to Skipton, is still tucked away in the little grey cells. As is busting shapes on the dance-floor at ‘Mr Craig’s’ nightclub in Bradford, resplendent in blue blazer, chinos, and brown…