Charlie was born and raised in Kingston upon Thames, where he studied languages. Though, even then, he had another passion: a penchant for finding old suits and coats and altering them to fit him.
It was as he walked down Savile Row one day that he found himself fascinated at the sight of all the tailors, through the basement windows, working at their craft.
Determined to follow his dream, he spent two years studying tailoring and working as an intern before arriving at the door of the founders of Savile Row, just at the right time.
Charlie’s role as a Striker sees him chalking up and cutting out the cloth for bespoke clients’ attire. He prepares the most fitting trimmings to present to the tailor, his mentor, Tom Pendry.
Working with the unequivocally experienced Tom, Charlie is learning some of the intricacies of pattern cutting and fitting.
The zealous cutter says there’s nowhere he’d rather be.