Ten!

Michelsberg Tailoring is ten years old! Born on a kitchen table in June 2006, it crawled to “Queen Square,” a business incubator, and started “whipping the cat” – tailoring talk for visiting customers at their homes and offices – and operating out of the Malmaison hotel in Leeds. Lavished by its father (that’s me) with boundless love and…

Tipsy Tailors

Since the start of the year, it’s been mental. Wedding season is in full swing, Manchester is flying and we’ve just had a record month. It’s all adrenalin fuelled, pink-cheeked positivity, but all work and no play, makes James a dull boy. So, this month Mr Anderson and I headed down to London for the annual Bespoke Tailors Benevolent Association dinner,…

Happy Holidays!

December has been an absolute belter. As far as business goes, it’s usually a lean month, with people saving for Christmas, but the till has been ringing away like Santa’s sleigh bells. It’s been a great end to what has been a terrific year and music to the ears of my accountant, and paymaster, the…

“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…