Made to suit your life after lockdown

Posted 30th November 2020

Tailor’s made-to-measure looks offer the perfect fit for 2021

Living through a pandemic has certainly helped to focus outlooks on life and waist sizes but it is still business as usual for tailor Dean Anderson of Saint Crispin Bespoke Menswear.

In 2021 it will be 10 years since doors opened at Saint Crispin Retail Village in Duston after making the move from Milton Keynes where he jointly owned Craig Anderson Menswear for many years.

A decade later and Dean is continuing to do what he does best – create beautifully crafted made-to-measure clothes for clients who want to make their individual style statement.

The appointment-only service means Dean has time to focus on the needs of each customer who might be looking for a suit for one of life’s landmark events like a wedding, celebration or awards ceremony and better still that suit in the wardrobe that just fits so well. Others will be looking for clothes like a casual shirt or even a pair of jeans or chinos simply for day-to-day wear in the office or at home.

Dean said: “Many clients will come through a recommendation, may have had a bad experience going down the hire route or struggle to find clothes that not only look stylish but fit their personal measurements.

“There are clients who may have put on a few pounds during lockdown while others may have upped their exercise sessions and want to show off their new bodies.”

Whatever the reason, Dean creates pieces that meet each client’s measurement and lifestyle. 

“At their appointment we will talk through what fabrics and styles they might like with choices including fabrics from high end brands like ZEGNA, Loro Piana and Holland & Sherry. Through talking with each client, I can use my experience to guide them to fabrics and styles that offer a personal solution,” said Dean.

Full measurements are taken and about five or six weeks later, earlier if required, the client will return for a final fitting at the shop which has ample free parking just a few steps from the door. 

Dean said: “The finishing touches and attention to detail are important, from the design of a button to a contrasting colour finish on a buttonhole or choice of lining.”

Prices for a shirt, for example, start from £125 and a tailored suit starts from £650 –about the same price as going online to buy a Hugo Boss suit. 

“Our clothes are made to last and anyone who has worn a suit that is made-to-measure will understand just how special it can feel,” said Dean. “We offer London’s Savile Row experience in Northampton. Once you wear your own made-to-measure suit or shirt you will understand why this is money well spent.”

For more information, including gift certificates, go online at or call 01604 589907 to make an appointment.