An Introduction to Gresham Blake
We are a design led tailoring business with over fifteen years experience, combining traditional skills with modern techniques. By listening closely to our client’s needs and requirements we are able to design and create something truly personal to them.
We have a highly skilled and creative team who are passionate about the Gresham Blake brand. We only use the best cloths from British mills and we weave our own in house fabrics which are not available anywhere else. We also carry extensive ranges of city tweeds and Mohair’s and have made suits from everything imaginable!
Alongside this, Gresham Blake also create seasonal ready to wear tailored fashion and accessories, both menswear and womenswear.
Gresham and his wife, Fal, launched the Gresham Blake brand in Brighton at the height of ‘Cool Britannia’ in 2000. Since then, Gresham’s eye-catching creations for high-profile clients including Ray Winstone, Steve Coogan, Jimmy Page, Plan B and Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) have brought him fashion industry recognition and an ever-growing army of customers attracted by his signature combination of quality garments with a quirky twist.
Gresham grew up in Tunbridge Wells, inheriting his needlework skills from his mother, a talented seamstress and art teacher. His mum’s influence on his career direction was evident early – by the age of four he was already using his tailoring skills to create apparel and matching accessories for his Action Man collection. After briefly considering a career as a sculptor, he went on to study fashion at Brighton University, following in the footsteps of former alumni, Barbara Hulanicki.