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An enduring type of garment is the speciality here. Has been since 2009. Something which lasts, in other words; something which stands the test of time, not only by design, but by quality and by value, too.

Tailoring shears at S.E.H Kelly

What that starts with, then, is a design which meets the needs not only of today and tomorrow, but the tomorrow after tomorrow, too, and any number of tomorrows after that. It is a design which, over that time, its wearer will find pleasing to wear, satisfying to use, and which all the while goes about its duty in a way best described as unassuming.

Less unassuming is how the design is manufactured, involving as it does makers, if not the best at what they do, then certainly in the top one. Shirts and jackets and trousers are cut and sewn in workrooms which do so only for shirts or jackets or trousers. Knitwear is hand-framed in one or another far-flung corner of an island. Cloth — often hand-woven — comes from mills very much above, if you will, the run of most mills. Buttons, buckles, and so on are made by old hands in old establishments. Made in the British Isles, the lot.

Having worked for years on Savile Row in London — a byword, once upon a time, for enduring quality — it seems the most sensible way to go. Comes with costs, this way, true. But, since discounts and promotions and sales are never part of the equation, the price — like the value of the thing to which it is attached — stays always, but always, the same.