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History

Savile Row in London is considered to be synonymous with the finest handcrafted British tailoring but here in Yorkshire there is also a long established history.

Bookster is based in Leeds, a city which was considered to be at the forefront of the cloth-making industrial revolution; a city said to have been built on wool.

Our company was established in 2007 but our experience in premium tailoring goes much further back. In fact, our combined experience in highly skilled tailoring is over 125 years.

We have built up a strong reputation for producing high quality Tweed clothing. Our Tweed suits and Tweed jackets are extremely popular and are considered to be best-in-class by our customers. At Bookster we are truly committed to our craft. British style is timeless so we stick closely to tradition whilst allowing our clothing to be personalised to suit your unique taste. We think rural heritage of Britain is something to be celebrated and we help keep it alive in our clothing.

We don’t compromise on quality. Everything we make must absolutely be completed to the highest standards every time.

The combination of using only the finest cloths and skilled tailoring techniques, ensures comfort, quality and fit. You can be confident that every item you order from us is an investment.

At Bookster we are proud of our tailoring heritage. We are passionate about traditional British style but we also keep up to date with the newest fashions and trends. This enables us to create both classic and contemporary clothing in styles that our customers want to wear. Whether you are looking for a one off outfit or a whole new wardrobe we’ll work with you to design and make truly elegant, tailored clothing.

 

Our Story

Bookster was established by Peter and Michelle King in Herefordshire in 2007 and was borne out of selling vintage clothing in the 1970s which, over time, became renowned for specialising in Tweed.

This specialisation was due to a continued frustration that tweed clothing was only available in a limited number of small sizes. With a growing customer base of demand for Tweed garments (in a variety of shapes and sizes) they decided that the best way to serve their clients was to actually start making Tweed jackets in custom sizes.

Thus Bookster Tailoring was established to introduce The Bookster Original made to order Tweed Jacket. Popularity for the product rapidly grew and soon demand had seen the product range widen significantly, whilst maintaining the Bookster Tweed Jacket as its core focus.

In 2014 Bookster Tailoring was acquired by new owners, with a rich tailoring heritage stretching back over 100 years, and subsequently the company’s headquarters moving to Leeds, a famous heartland for tailoring and cloth production.

The acquisition has only strengthened Bookster’s client offering in terms of product range, customisation options, selection of cloth, fit, tailoring quality and customer service. Today Bookster, still specialising in Tweed, has a customer base of satisfied clients who appreciate the quintessentially British style of a Bookster garment, its’ premium quality and perfect fit.

 

MIssion, Vision & Values

Mission

Our mission is to help our clients embrace British tailoring style to create unique clothing of timeless elegance.

Vision

We want to become the world’s leading online tailoring service specialising in British cloths and styles.

Values

Be a pleasure to work with - Customers like you are at the heart of what we do and our future relies on your continued business. Our team of friendly, knowledgeable staff are always on hand to talk you through the choices. We can advise on every aspect of the style and cloth. You can even meet with us in Leeds or London for a full fitting and consultation. We want to make custom made clothing as easy and pleasurable as possible for you to order.

Be inspiring - We share your passion for clothing and can help you embrace your creativity. Our comprehensive choice of cloths, styles and cuts allow you to create your own style and express your personality. We constantly review our product range and continue to source the finest fabrics from around the world. We can even help you design your own cloth so your clothing can truly be unique.

Be excellent - To become the world’s leading online tailor, we have to continually build on our foundation of quality products and service excellence. We only use the finest fabrics and our product quality is guaranteed. We strive to maintain the same level of excellence throughout every area of our business.

Be exclusive - Bookster are often considered best in class when it comes to Tweed tailoring. We balance premium quality with value for money. Our prices may not be the lowest, but the quality, variety and experience we provide, combined with the customisation options we offer, make our clothing the best value. We understand the demands of the modern day and have established an online ordering system that does not compromise traditional tailoring heritage. The ability to order high quality, custom made garments and suits through our website sets us apart from the industry.

Be adventurous - We are not scared to push the boundaries and we encourage our customers to embrace their adventurous side letting their clothing reflect their personality.