Thomas Mahon (tailor)

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Thomas Mahon is an English master tailor, noted for outfitting the British Royal Family and for his blog, English Cut[1]

Early Life, Education and Apprenticeship[edit]

Mahon was born in Corby Hill, near Carlisle in Cumbria and was educated at the former grammar school,White House in Brampton. He entered the tailoring trade by accident, taking a summer job at S. Redmayne's a local tailor, and "...fell in love with it." He moved to London and trained as a striker (apprentice cutter) to Dennis Halbery at Anderson & Sheppard.[2]& [3]

Independence and Weblog[edit]

In 1995, Mahon started his own bespoke tailoring company called Steed Bespoke Tailors with his friend Edwin Deboise, before going independent in 2001. In 2005, he began his weblog English Cut with aid of cartoonist and Internet entrepreneur Hugh McLeod, in order to promote his business and share his knowledge of the traditional tailor's craft.

Mahon's customers reportedly include Prince Charles and David Beckham, although Mahon will admit only to having Prince Charles as a client.

Mahon credits his weblog with helping build his business to the point where he had to temporarily stop accepting new clients in 2007.[4]

Mahon is married to his wife Claire and have three children. In his spare time he is a sailing instructor with the rank of Petty Officer in the Sea Cadet Corps the UK's Naval Cadet Force.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abraham, Chris (9 July 2010). "Marketing Conversation: English Cut Is Still the Best of the Breed Brand Blog". 
  2. ^ English Cut: Savile Row Tailors. Documentary. Accessed 9 January 2011
  3. ^ "About Thomas," from English Cut. Accessed 9 January 2010.
  4. ^ Fletcher, Mansel (13 September 2007). "Interview: Thomas Mahon". countrylife.co.uk. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 

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