Harry Stedman Visit Regent Tailoring

August 16 2015, 0 Comments
Regent1 On one of the wettest days last month we took a trip down to the ancient city of Salisbury, Wiltshire to visit the Regent Tailoring store. The 3-floor shop is situated on New Street just off the High Street near the 695 year old Salisbury Cathedral. With a small front and big behind the shop has a lot more to offer than first meets the eye… Dripping wet from head to toe I gingerly walked through the door to the entrance room welcomed by Ben and Andi who look after both the store and Regent brand. Ben walked me through the 7 themed rooms that make up the store. Every room has something unexpected and intriguing that captures your eye not least the plethora of desirable clothing and accessories that have been carefully selected to sell in the store. Regent2 Regent3 Regent4 On the ground floor the ‘Boiler Room’ and ‘Mint room’ house most of the men’s clothing including shooting suits, tweed jackets and overcoats, alongside products by Aigle and Driza-Bone. Meandering up the first staircase, noting the various belts, bags, hats and artwork produced by Regent customers hanging from the walls, you arrive at the Smoking Room and Study. Regent showcase their own brand clothing in the Smoking Room and show their ready-to-wear and bespoke tailoring options in the Study. Stacks of fabric swatches, including fine quality worsted wools and tweeds from mills in Yorkshire and Scotland line the shelves. Regent6 Regent7 Regent9 The top floor is where you will find the Dressing Room dedicated solely to womenswear and across the landing is the Games Room. The Games Room features other clothing brands that compliment the Regent style such as Portuguese Flannel, Baracuta, Kestin Hare, Vetra, Natural Selection, Levi’s Vintage and not forgetting Harry Stedman. Jason Regent, the founder of the brand and store, has an exquisite attention to detail, cut and fit, which I think are the key principals in menswear clothing. Whilst walking through the shop and feeling the clothing you can see how the inspiration has come from his grandfather, Frank, who was butler to Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond novels. Described as a man with great character but moderate means, Frank emulated the traditions of high English fashion, but always added a roguish panache of his own. Regent is an authentic brand with a fascinating story that parallels with our own family inspired story and values at Harry Stedman. Regent10 Regent11                             Regent12 Regent13 Regent are currently selling a range of our Harry Stedman Made in USA and Made in UK T-Shirts situated in the Games Room on the second floor of the store. They will be stocking our new AW15 range in October so make sure you check it out. For more information about the Regent store click here or go and see it for youreself, you wont be disappointed! Regent Tailoring, 73 New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2PH View Map +44 (0) 1722 335151