From commissioning a bespoke five piece shooting suit from Henry Poole to visiting James Purdey and Sons, an incredible adventure that culminates on a driven shoot in at a magnificent estate in Scotland!
With over 200 years of pure bespoke tailoring history, it has been our pleasure to work with sartorial connoisseur Kirby Allison and his production team. His passion for craft and quality is a testimony to our trade. We are delighted to present a documentary series charting the making of a shooting suit, as well as detailing the history of Scottish tweed, whilst working with Purdey gunmakers, Land Rover, and Craigsanquhar Estate in Fife.
The series starts with the beginning of the process of having a shooting suit made, with Henry Poole’s seventh-generation family owner Simon Cundey guiding us through choosing the fabrics and styling. He then takes us to Lovat Mill in Hawick, Scotland, with an in-depth look at the designing and weaving of the cloth.
Next we enter the craft tailoring world to explore the making of the suit, outlining the expertise involved in measuring, pattern cutting, cloth cutting, and bespoke garment making. Historic gun makers James Purdey & Sons then invite us into the gun room to explain the quality and traditions of its manufacturing, and the exquisite detail with which their guns are engraved.
Finally, we set off in a Land Rover Defender to explore the beautiful kingdom of Craigsanquhar Estate in Fife, Scotland, learning the intricacies of running the Estate with game keeper, George Elliott.
We hope you’ll have the chance to follow and enjoy the series!