Friday, 18 November 2011

Adam Waite: Twisting Tailoring in Style


In spite of its popularity in contemporary menswear habits, it is safe to say that tailoring is not always associated with diversity and originality. So when The Style Examiner came across the bright colours and attractive patterns in the suits and jackets designed and produced by Adam Waite, we paused to enjoy and investigate the work of this designer.


After graduating from a Menswear Degree from the London College of Fashion in 1997, Waite honed his skills for over ten years before deciding to set up his own label in September 2010. Ever since then, he has focused on providing a relaxed and contemporary approach to made-to-measure tailoring. His attention to detail and dedicated service to clients who come not only from around the UK, but from as far away as France, Russia, Japan and Australia, is confirmed by his being available wherever and whenever it suits his clients.

Operating out of his studio in Chiswick, Waite also offers a visiting tailor service, and it is not unusual to find him confirming appointments late in the evening in the name of providing attentive service to his clients. As he told The Style Examiner, “It’s important to respect that fashion exists to clad our clients who are extremely busy professionals. They could be coming to us for a suit fitting on their way to work or on their way back from a late night client meeting. We make sure that we work around their schedules and needs.”

Adam Waite Stuido

The cut of an Adam Waite suit can be described as contemporary and slim fit, with the single breasted one-button being the house style. The choice of fabrics is vast and their provenance is from top mills such us Holland & Sherry, Loro Piana, Harrisons, Scabal, and Dugdale Brothers. These luxury fabrics sit alongside Yorkshire tweeds, denims, and cottons to provide original suit designs.

An Adam Waite suit usually takes six to seven from fitting to delivery. The label has also recently introduced a shirt service that can be bought off the peg or be made to measure. A range of ties is imminent and there are plans to offer cufflinks too. Allied to daring bright colours and patterns, these are sufficient reasons to keep an eye on the development of the Adam Waite brand.





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