Elegance and Style for gentlemen since 2006
Stuart Lamprell has had a strong sense of his own style since his teenage days when he used his mother's sewing machine to tweak vintage clothing. In their own way the seeds were sewn right there for Stuart Lamprell Bespoke. Those subtle alterations allowed Stuart to realise how a look can be shaped thanks to a combination of handcraft and the imagination
Stuart Lamprell learned his tailoring’s skills on the world renowned Savile Row. While studying at London College of Fashion he secured an apprenticeship at Gieves and Hawkes, based at No.1 Savile Row. Stuart was taught by some of the best tailors in the business as he discovered just how much skill was required to make bespoke clothes for a clientele that included many famous and influential people.
He started cutting garments during his final year at Gieves and Hawkes. Cutting suits was something he did a huge amount of at his next employer, a City tailoring firm called Aspers. Stuart recalls how his time spent in the heart of London’s financial district was fascinating. Not only was he working hard honing his talents, he also learned a great deal about customer service. Stuart was no longer behind the scenes on Savile Row but meeting clients and developing a wider business sense.
But it was a subsequent move to Timothy Everest where Stuart’s career really flourished. Everest was based in an Edwardian house close to Liverpool Street Station. His one-time employee recalls how there was an old leather Chesterfield sofa in a corner, while cool music always seemed to be playing. In Lamprell’s words, ‘It felt like I had come home. I could express myself for the first time.’ Stuart, as head cutter, wholly embraced the prevailing culture of traditional tailoring with a twist. His own innate flair came to the fore as he enjoyed 10 years working for Everest.
Filled with entrepreneurial spirit Lamprell eventually struck out in his own name in 2006, working from Sackville Street just around the corner from Savile Row. For three years he was based on the Row itself within the storied house of Hardy Amies whom he was honoured to consult to on its bespoke menswear business.
Since 2015 Stuart Lamprell Bespoke has been based at No.11 St George Street. It’s just a five-minute walk from where he started out in tailoring at Gieves and Hawkes. Of course the journey of his career has been considerably longer and continues on an upward curve.