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Our Story

Bookster was established by Peter and Michele King in Herefordshire in 2007 and was born 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.

We have worked hard to maintain traditional tailoring whilst fulfilling the modern day demands of online ordering. We believe that premium clothing should be unique to you. That is why we have built up such a comprehensive range of fine cloths in varying weights, patterns and colours. We offer styles to suit every taste and offer customisable options on many of the design features right down to the lapels, pockets and trim.

Our most recent move February 2019 was to Newent in Gloucestershire. At Harwood House, a 16th Century timbered building  we have a lovely new showroom where you are welcome to visit for a Fitting, or just to have a browse at available Cloths - a wider range of tweeds, suitings, cottons and coatings than shown on the site - Bespoke Sample Garments, Ready to Wear Garments and Accessories.  Email or Call us for an appointment. Contact Us