Who Run the World?
Posted on 21 April 2016
Reuters columnist Ana Nicolaci da Costa’s recent article in the Globe and Mail highlighted a fascinating change in London’s bespoke mecca. This past week, 41-year-old Kathryn Sargent (pictured) made history by becoming the first female master tailor to open her own shop in London’s prestigious Savile Row. As a young fashion student, Kathryn was inspired by her well dressed father. Her love of tailored clothing led her to became an apprentice in 1996 and by 2009 she had become the first female head cutter at Gieves and Hawkes. It is a reflection of a wider trend in the tailoring industry; in 2015 65 % of the newly qualified tailors in Savile Row were women.
At Crawford Boys you will also find a similar trend with our staff. Our store manager Caitlin, is a George Brown fashion and business student currently completing a post graduate degree. She has become well known by our young customers for her extensive product knowledge, great customer service and sunny personality. Caitlin has also been instrumental in guiding us through our entry into social media.
Charlotte, who has more recently joined our staff, is also a George Brown student. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience having run her own retail clothing store. We also benefit from my experience with the wholesale side of the business. I worked for many years with a supplier of boys tailored clothing, one of Crawford Boys’ major sources for fashion boys clothing. Having outfitted my own two sons has given me a valuable parent’s view of product quality and service.
Not to be outdone by the ladies, Paul and Don can also be counted on to help with all your special occasion dress wear needs. We love to help your sons look their best!