Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Its that time of the year...

The time for giving... so if you are feeling in that festive spirit here is a few things on my Christmas list:

HO-HO-HOpefully will get it.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Clothsurgeon x Givenchy

You may have seen an image a few posts back, of a custom made jacket from a Givenchy scarf. 

The scarf was carefully cut for the front of the jacket to optimise the beautiful Ricardo Tisci print. The rest of the jacket was made from Lambs Nappa Leather, the RSMA-1 shape. Elasticated leather waistband and cuffs, merino mix ribbing collar, silver inside jets, leather fly, zip front, and satin lined. This piece was made for friend and Music Artist Sincere.

Any queries on a bespoke/custom piece please contact Rav, ME :)

Make what you want from whatever you want.

AW12 Final additions.....


There has been a nice positive response to the brand since it has launched, and for a Designer/Owner that means alot that hits the target market it was intended to.

Recently Big Sean wore the waxed leather sleeve sweater. Shout out to April Roomet, Big Seans stylist and also makes some amazing custom pieces, it seems great minds think alike.

Oh GODDDD.... buy HERE

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Leather Sweatpants.

From the debut collection, I would say my favourite piece is probably the leather sweatpants. Inspired and based on iconic 80'S Hip Hop act Run DMC, I decided I want to make a full leather tracksuit. I actually own a full Adidas one, but having a weird loyalty to brands I never wear it. If I wear jeans I wear Levi's, if I wear sneakers they are Nike.

From that shape I tapered the leg, making it a more modern fit, and fully lined with elasticated leather waistband. Finished off with black on black Ri-Ri zips, subtle finishing addition to a quality piece. 

Excuse the poses, I was young :)


Monday, 3 December 2012

December Drop

December Drop was shot today, unfortunately the weather was terrible and pieces were. Ollie Adegboye managed to get some good imagery and the pieces should be online soon.

These pieces were made to finish off the AW12 Collection. The Shearling Bomber is one beautiful piece. 

"Hi Clothsurgeon, can you make....."

The answer is usually yes,

but recently, I was asked to make a full fur gillet, the customer was quite specific with what he wanted and how he wanted it to look, which is always good as you have an initial direction, but it was going to be tricky piece to make.

I decided to use Fox fur as it was perfect for what the client wanted, facing in Nappa Leather, with silk-satin lining.

Sewn on a specialist fur machine, where you feed the fabrics through, right side to right side, tucking in the fur as you sew, the machine doesnt stitch flat, its fed from left to right almost in an arial manner. Wonderful invention.

Happy customer :)

Monday, 19 November 2012

December drop.

You saw the wallet, alongside that will be 7 other pieces. One of the pieces I have been wanting to make for some time now, as the weather is getting colder it will be ideal for this piece.

The beauty of what I do, is if I think up a piece I can make it come to life quite quickly, So aswell as seasonal collections, I aim to keep all other brands on their toes, by dropping pieces whenever I feel like it :)

Thats all your getting.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Take care of your money.

By casing it in a Clothsurgeon wallet. Black Genuine Python skin outer, with a nappa leather interior. Card holder compartments and note compartments, compact, clean and minimal branding with clothsuregon embossed on the inside. Carefully and wonderfully constructed, these will be apart of the December mini capsule collection release. Stay tuned.

Money snake.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

1st week live...

The website went live last week, and I couldn't of asked for a better reaction from the public, blogs, and friends. Over 10,000 hits on the site and some exciting bespoke orders, aswell as interest from various areas of the industry, this is the just the start. Never believe your own hype.

Site for sore eyes.


To buy in Miami store Apt606. If your in the area, check out the store, and the garments, very clean. 

Dont sleep on it....

Thursday, 1 November 2012

If Clothsurgeon was a car....

....right now, it would be a Mercedes G Wagon AMG, Ideally with cream leather interior and walnut dash. WOW. Perfect for fabric shopping too...

power movement.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Did I mention....

.....we do bespoke. Custom for you customers. Anything you want, let ME know when you want it, heres a piece done recently. Croc embossed khaki nappa leather PM Biker (its greener then the pic suggests):



now LIVE.

Friday, 26 October 2012


Yep. The website is pretty much done. And will be going Live:

I dont buy clothes....

I make them. Yes when you have the ability to make most things exactly to how you want its easier to do that then to spend on clothes, dont get me wrong there are some amazing pieces that I would still like.

The one thing I cant make at the moment is shoes, and I have a shoe obsession. Now that winter is here the trainers have turned to more sturdy footwear. A new pair of Red Wings were purchased from a great store in Covent Garden called American Classics, and now I cant stop thinking about two pairs of Yuketen boots....

I do buy shoes. NEED.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Its nearly here....

The last two days I have been editing images to put on the site. Im one of those people who doesn't like to stop until the job is done, so I have not slept much, along with all the other production and orders, its been quite hectic.

Here is a little image of the website, hoping for it to go LIVE Monday!


Tuesday, 16 October 2012


The Lookbook was shot today. Slightly nervous the model Javier would not fit my precious samples, a schoolboy error as no fitting was done.

Luckily, its as if the clothes were tailored perfectly to fit him ;)

The looks looked great, shot by talented young man Ollie Adegboye, styled by myself... and I had two assistants on hand Michael and Junior...

Full looks coming real soon.

Look look, time to get out your cheque book :)

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Nearly here.

_The Website.
_The Lookbook.
_The Store.
_The Takeover.


Most of the time....

....Its great all of the time. When two of my most influential brands meet, they produce something great, that stands the test of time, they have created some of my favourite shoe collaborations for example the Huarache LE, WOW.... how many sneakerheads would have that in their top 10.

Well there latest crossover has a few caps in there, in particular the speckled brim, it has that power to take me straight back to the early 90's, I love nostalgia, its a powerful emotion.