David Brooke takes designing suits personally. Established over 10 years ago, Mathieson & Brooke Tailors is a luxury yet informal visiting tailor.
"What you wear defines you. I originally trained as a psychologist before spending 9 years working for a global blue chip company. During this time I became increasingly aware of two things: Firstly, that putting on a good suit makes you perform better and can positively influence people's perceptions of you, and secondly that the majority of men in business don't get the first point!
Unique research that I have carried out with the University of Hertfordshire has quantified the impact a tailored suit can have on perceptions and the results are stunning (click here to read the research summary).
In 2004 I established Mathieson & Brooke Tailors after spending a year retraining with my tailors at the time. Our mission is to make men more aware of the important role their suit can play in business and in turn to make them a personalised garment that maximises their success.
Since 2004 I have been lucky to make suits for people from all walks of life, from businessman to film stars, but they all have one thing in common........they know the important role a suit can play in life.
Now my designs are taking our ground breaking research further and testing how personalisation can magnify the positive impact of our tailored garments. See our bespoke linings for more details."
David Brooke, Founder, Mathieson & Brooke Tailors Ltd
Our business and wedding suits are designed using cloths from the finest English & Italian mills including Holland & Sherry, Scabal, Ermenegildo Zegna and Loro Piana.
Tweed features strongly in our casual collection followed closely by linen. Strong Harris tweed weavescontrast the subtle linen colours from Harrison's of Edinburgh.
Never has golf or equestrian attire been more personal. Loud prints and bespoke linings have meant that some of the world's most famous athletes and actors have got personal.