David Brooke takes designing suits personally. Established over 10 years ago, Mathieson & Brooke Tailors is a luxury yet informal visiting tailor.

David measuring up the winners of the Sir Ian Botham Invitational for their jackets. September 2015.

David measuring up the winners of the Sir Ian Botham Invitational for their jackets. September 2015.

"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

The Collection

formal

Our business and wedding suits are designed using cloths from the finest English & Italian mills including Holland & Sherry, Scabal, Ermenegildo Zegna and Loro Piana.

Casual

Tweed features strongly in our casual collection followed closely by linen. Strong Harris tweed weavescontrast the subtle linen colours from Harrison's of Edinburgh.  

 

sport

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.

 

Photo's from the shoot - The Collection

The ultimate personalisation of any suit is when the lining and cloth is made exclusively for you.

 

Launched in 2014 our facility to design and print linings is a unique string to our bow. The first lining we designed was for UCI World Down Hill mountain bike champion Greg Minnaar. The lining incorporated a montage of photos from his career and the prestigeous world champion rainbow. More recently we have made the wedding suit for Oliver Phelps (George Weasley in Harry Potter) which had a photo of his Morgan in side! But arguably our most personalised suit ever has been designed by Hollywood's most successful actor, Samuel L Jackson.

 

SAMUEL L JACKSON GETS PERSONAL WHEN DESIGNING HIS TAILORED SUIT WITH MATHIESON & BROOKE TAILORs.

So what happens when the worlds most successful Hollywood actor wants to design a suit? Click on the image of Samuel l Jackson collecting his Mathieson & Brooke Tailors suit below and hover over the image to follow the story.

 
Finished suit images by Richard Washbrook Photography

 

The making of harry potter star oliver phelp's wedding suit

When Oliver Phelps, aka George Weasley from Harry Potter, asked us to make his wedding suit in July 2015 with a personalised lining we couldnt wait to get started. We had already made Oliver suits for the Harry Potter Premiers and had his pattern on file, so it was a case of designing something personal for the big day.

 

the making of world downhill mountain bike

champion greg minnaar's suit

Greg Minnaar is the most successful Down Hill mountain biker of all time. If you havent seen this sport then make sure you check it out on you tube. We designed Greg a suit that he could wear whilst riding his bike at the opening of London Collection Men in 2014. The cloth contained lycra to give it some stretch but the most impressive trim was the lining which featured momentus moment of his career!

 

 

A suit designed to fit your perfect day

 

David will work with you to design a suit that will draw upon colours and styles of the day. Sometimes a different colour button hole thread that matches the flowers, or the date monogramed inside is enough, other times the whole suit can become a unique one off masterpiece.

 

 

WEDDING SUIT RECOMMENDATION

330gr Mohair by Bateman Ogden

Classic style and fitted cut

 

 

A few of the people David has designed for

 

David has been lucky to work with talented people from all walks of life includingMark Foster (Record breaking swimmer), Oliver and James Phelps (Harry Potter), and Jahmene (X Factor). Here are just a few of the people he has been privilaged enough to design for.

 

 

It's the personal touches that make a garment unique

 

1000's of cloths from mills such as Holland & Sherry, Scabal, Dormeuil and Zegna. 100's of linings. Over 35 felt collar meltons and stitching colours. These are just a few of the design tools you have at your disposal in order to make your made-to-measure garment totally unique.

 

 

Charities that are personal to us

 

We support two charities. One For The Boys, a male cancer awareness charity, and The International Children's Trust that carries out important work abroad. We support these charities in various ways including donating garments and tailoring experiences as well as designing and making outfits for celebrities. David also cycles in various rides to raise money, the next ride is on the May 2016.

 

 
David at the Shooting Stars Benefit 2010 where he designed and made the golf trousers. Rupert Grint, Haley Joel Osment, Oliver and James Phelps.

David at the Shooting Stars Benefit 2010 where he designed and made the golf trousers. Rupert Grint, Haley Joel Osment, Oliver and James Phelps.

David completes the London to Brighton 2014 in aid of The International Children's Trust.

David completes the London to Brighton 2014 in aid of The International Children's Trust.

David in Scotland for the Ian Botham Invitational in 2015 where he measures the winners for their jackets each year.

David in Scotland for the Ian Botham Invitational in 2015 where he measures the winners for their jackets each year.