Ireland’s Tallest Man candidate Brendan MacCallister wears Tom Murphy bespoke on the Late Late Show.

Back in the early 80’s after of a year of trawling through candidates it was cut down to 3 candidates, who all stood at 7 feet and over. The three appeared on the late late show and we had the honor of kitting out Brendan McAllister in a bespoke suit for the occasion. As Brendan was 7 feet tall we had no choice but to commission a specifically tailored 2 piece suit spun and woven in a cloth by Magee of Donegal . Our resident tailoring experts Michael and Tom Crowley were commissioned to produce a suit for Brendan on the big night.
After the initial measurement process there was a 5 week turnaround and Brendan was invited back into the shop for his second fitting. Michael and Tom admit to being nervous as Brendan tried on the suit but lo and behold it was the perfect fit and they were all thrilled with the result.
Gay Byrne was gushing in his praise for the immaculately dressed gentlemen and Brendan, who is originally from Cobh, looked resplendent in his threads, which he says still hang proudly in his wardrobe. Alas he did not go onto win the competition but he placed 2nd. If there was a prize for the best dressed giant needless to say he would have walked off with it.

Brendan MacAllister in a Tom Murphy bespoke on the Late Late Show with Gay Byrne.

Another big man, Paul O’Connell being kitted out in one of our bespoke suits by Mick Murphy.


BUTTON 2 WITH PEAK LAPEL It makes the jacket look more elegant. Due to the deep opening it stretches the upper body and fits perfectly to elegant occasions.


DOUBLE BREASTED The double breasted suit is not old-fashioned anymore. Sporty and shaped it is experiencing its trendy comeback at the moment.

Beautiful suit jackets are something that all gentlemen can include in their wardrobe for Summer time dressing up.Our tailoring team can point you in the direction of some of the most beautiful and luxurious fabrics imaginable.Ermengildo Zegna,Cerrutti and Dormieul offer opulent materials in our swatch books that will turn heads when you go out for any occasion.Even grooms are opting for a nice semi formal sports jacket with a pair of cream chinos for that trendy continental look.Team it up with a scarf or cardigan for a dapper,well thought out image that projects an aura of calm and intelligence.Our tailors will give advice on the core style that suits you best.Single or Double breasted?One button,two button or three button?Slanted single flap pockets,patch pockets or double ticket pockets?

Dressing up should be fun.This is where the tailor comes in to provide assistance and point you in the right direction as to what looks best on you.A man with a corpulent frontage is deluding himself if he thinks a three button suit will enhance his appearance.An expert tailor can advise on what works best and how it will look on your body.


Our motto is”Tailoring is fun”.It should be as exciting for the customer as it is for us.We love to design something really special that is a result of your imagination and ours coming together and agreeing on a design and look that will be unrivaled and unique.


For more information on our unique personal tailoring service contact Tom on 0831762992 or Eoin at 0877759709.







3 BUTTON JACKET The 3 button jacket makes one look more individual

Bespoke Tailoring

Bespoke tailoring all starts with the jacket.Achieving  the perfect fit is the responsibility of the tailor but the styling and detailing of the coat is down to the customer.It is a two way process with interactive feedback between the two parties.To simplify things we have tried to show some of the main decisions you will need to make.

The first choice is the basic shape/structure of the garment.Will it be single or double breasted?Will the suit jacket have peaked lapels or notch ones?How many buttons will the coat have?
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Other big decisions which our tailoring team will encourage you to make are the type of stitching you want on the lapels.A standard finish will have no AMF detailing while a more adventurous taste might choose coloured stitching in a bold 6 mm stitch.Colours on offer include pastel shades such as blue,pink and lilac.




On Screen Avatar

We can help you create the suit of your dreams with our on screen Avatar.Simply key in the fabric of your choice and add all the features you like and you will see your creation appear on screen.


There are plenty of decisions to be made on sleeves as well. Colored threading can be offered here too or the actual button holes themselves can be themed to match with linings and under collars.
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Jacket Interior

The interior of the garment must never be neglected and there are all sorts of finishes available.Monograms and initialing are a current trend and extra zip pockets are another feature that tend to be popular.You may be a man that likes to keep his documents safe and can request a hidden pocket for that puropse.
pockets 78 11009934_790588694311293_6647622202738541156_n                                                       One of our favourite details are always the chosen pocket style.Everything from single and double ticket pocket to straight flap pockets can be requested.An expected trend for the coming season will be the patch pocket combination which gives a retro feel to contemporary tailoring.
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