A very special gift for a very special man
There’s a first time for everything and exceptions were made, but seeing as we know the family well, we just had to make Captain Tom Moore a new outfit for his 100th birthday today.
Made in just 10 days with strict social distancing and no fittings, it was a job worth doing for this wonderful gentleman. Using over 50 years of tailoring knowledge and by looking at pictures of Captain Tom, plus taking measurements off his existing famous blazer and then making posture adjustments, we are very pleased with the results and extremely proud and honoured to have had this very special opportunity.
This was a real team effort, with our coat-maker Mark, trouser maker Dan and London based Benson & Clegg helping with the badge and having the buttons specially hand engraved with his regiment, all pulling together to get this made in time.
Wes's fiancé, Daisy, has been working on the PR and media with Captain Tom's Daughter Hannah from the start and needless to say she's been a bit busy!
The generosity and love for Captain Tom Moore, as I'm sure you will all agree, has been overwhelming but extremely heart-warming in these uncertain times.
Happy 100th Birthday Captain Tom Moore!
From all the Souster family