David Stevens: Savile Row has arrived in Essex
We talk to the man behind Leigh's Fusion Tailoring: David Stevens
With a wealth of experience as head tailor at Chester Barrie, Hackett and Burberry, we meet the man behind Fusion Tailoring, David Stevens!
Hi David, can you update us on March’s expansion?
Essex is now witnessing something completely different to what it has ever before in high quality designer-bespoke tailoring. I am Essex’s very first and only genuine Savile Row trained tailor.
A larger shop, more style?
Style has never been a questioning point as Fusion Tailoring Noir is the most stylish label in the whole of the UK. More a case of bringing London at the highest level in true bespoke and designer men’s clothing to a county which is slightly two to three years out of date in comparison with the capital.
What has been popular over the previous few months? Many requests made for Royal Ascot?
Oh yeah, I personally have been very popular over the last few months in general for sure however, we obviously sold more for Royal Ascot in London in comparison. Essex has been fabulous for weddings over the last year.
Many notable visitors? Or can you not reveal?
Yeah’ I’ve had some bloke in who claimed to be 34th in line for the Royal crown, A Count of Kent and a few of the Only Way Is Essex cast popping in... Not to mention a very big rock star name I am not exactly allowed to reveal, and of course me with the odd cameo appearance a few times a week!
What new collections can visitors look forward to trying? The new Fab Fusion Tailoring Noir – Couture Designer collection 2017 perhaps?
Certainly, I have a Noir designer ready to wear collection in suits and shirts exclusively and keenly priced for my local Essex clients. It will be placed on sale online very soon over the next few months.
Can you tell us if you have any further plans to open up more shops within Essex?
Who knows, maybe? I am more interested in opening up an alternative Fusion Tailoring Noir designer sports line – that is, consisting of stressed type punky t-shirts, you know a kind of cool diverse line with ripped up jeans as well as brand fashion jewellery and footwear too!
Fusion Tailoring Noir, 1/2 Belton Corner, Marine Parade, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 2HP,
T: 01702 482667, fusiontailoring.com