Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Richard Smith and I am the designer and owner of
Richard Smith Bespoke
Made in Manchester
Seven years rising through the ranks of Giorgio Armani, from stockroom to men’s formalwear, progressing to the highest level in Manchester, Collezioni white label.
With a degree in Design and Art from Manchester Metropolitan University combined with a passion for exquisite craftsmanship, sophisticated design and stunning materials, it was perhaps inevitable that in 2010 I’d set up my own label, combining the contemporary and the classic in Manchester city centre.
We’ve since been delighted to tailor for the likes of comedian John Bishop, musician Guy Garvey, a host of television actors and the Hairy Bikers, to name just a handful of the clients who come to us for precision, imagination, humour – and the odd Scotch.
We were also selected to showcase a catwalk collection at Nolcha Fashion Week in New York. All our models were high powered entrepreneurs, well known achievers and celebrities in America. We were later featured on Million Dollar Listing as two of the models Ryan Serhant and Oren Alexander used their experience on the catwalk as part of their TV series.
Our team brings vast expertise from business menswear (Damian previously worked in management at Aquascutum and Jaeger) and wedding attire (Lindsay worked for many years in bridalwear before joining us), so whatever you’re after, you can relax in the knowledge that you’ll be looked after by the experts. Just good enough is never good enough. You’ll only find excellence here.
As unique as you are
Made to measure tailoring shouldn’t just make you feel like you can conquer the world – it should be an extension of your personality.
Understated elegance? Funky flamboyance? Or something in between? Whatever your style and sense of humour, whatever cuts and colours you love – or loathe – we will work with you to create something truly special.
And if you have no idea where to begin, we can help with that too. It all starts with a consultation in our showroom over a tea, coffee or whisky – a beautifully relaxed atmosphere.
The finest fabrics
Any garment is only as good as its material – and we go the extra hundred miles to source it.
Think British heritage with Scabal, Harris Tweed, John G. Hardy and Holland and Sherry. Think Italian expertise with Zegna and Loro Piana. Think longstanding relationships with local mills and regular visits to unearth new ones.
A lasting first impression
Important business meeting? Trip to the races? Or even your own wedding day?
You only have one chance to make a first impression – it’s our passion to make it count.