GilMan Bespoke

Gilman Bespoke - a contemporary bespoke tailoring shop, located in the idyllic village of Tarporley in the heart of Cheshire. A family business with over 35 years of experience, offering custom tailored clothing for both ladies and gentlemen, catering for those who appreciate traditionally made quality and personally unique styles and fashions.

Gilman Bespoke is owned and run by master tailor Vj and his daughter Katre, who provide a complete bespoke tailoring service from design, pattern making, cutting, sewing and fitting to each individual customer, utilising skills that have all but disappeared from most Towns and Cities over the past 60 years.

All our garments are specifically designed, cut from the finest British fabric and handcrafted in the premises.

We offer you three fittings during the process of making your bespoke garment, to ensure that you get a perfect fit, and everything is tailored to your liking.

We are passionate about creating something special for you personally.


Bespoke offers the opportunity to develop a truly individual garment, not just in shape, but in material, detail and finishing. It combines your own personal fashions with immaculate cutting and craftsmanship.

The process involves a construction of an individual pattern that is unique to you, from your pattern the cloth is cut by hand and tailored onto a full horsehair canvas. The canvas allows the suit fabric to drape properly and mould to your body over time. It aids in the longevity of the suit by distributing tension at stress points, allows the suit to “breathe” and hold up to repeated dry cleaning.

A perfectly tailored bespoke suit is not an immediate thing, it takes time- as many as 60 hours of dedicated work and over 4,000 hand-stitches to ensure the garment has softness and durability that cannot be replicated by a machine. This commitment to craft is unheard of in today’s world of mass production, but the difference is undeniable.

Ladies Tailoring
Ladies Tailoring

A bespoke suit will fit perfectly and be comfortable for you, it will never go out of style, and will offer an unparalleled return on your investment as it will outlast a mass-produced suit by many years.

Once you go bespoke, you’ll never go back.

We specialise in both ladies' and gentlemen's tailoring. Here are just a few things we do:

  • Two & three-piece suits
  • Waistcoats
  • Trousers
  • Overcoats
  • Bespoke Shirts
  • Tuxedos & formal wear
  • Hunting attire
  • Equestrian attire
  • Ladies tailoring
  • Mother of the bride / groom outfits
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Tweed boucle suits and jackets