The suit market is full of ill-fitting cheap suits that will wear out, or well-known brands which don’t make small sizes, or whose styles are too boring or expensive. Worse still, there are the hire suits in bulletproof fabric in designs you wouldn’t be seen dead in. We have worked in tailoring all our lives so we decided to make a difference.
Working from offices and a design studio in Ilkley, Yorkshire, the heart of British textiles and tailoring, we do everything in-house from designing the suits and cutting the patterns to testing the fabric and specifying the thread counts. We know every stage of the process and how vital it is to get it right.
One of Johnny Tuxedo’s sister companies is called Norton & Townsend, a bespoke tailoring company established in 1990 with shops in Yorkshire and London plus a nationwide visiting tailor service (www.nortonandtownsend.co.uk). Johnny’s other sister company designs and manufactures over 400,000 tailored garments a year for some of the very best high street retailers. So don’t worry, we know what we are doing.
But we’re not just tailors. On a bright summer’s day in 2012 our directors and their talented friends in graphics, web design, press, marketing and photography got together for a secret meeting.Cool young men need dinner suits or tuxedos for their university ball, school prom, graduation dinner, Christmas party or wedding reception, but it was clear to everyone at the meeting that these men had nowhere to go for an impeccably cut, well designed, durable suit at a good price.
Johnny Tuxedo was born.