Dave is an artist. When he came to me for a suit, he already had quite a clear idea about what he wanted: a tweed suit (Harris tweed, if at all possible) with “a fish twist”.
It was an unusual request, but when you look at his work it makes perfect sense.
The fish twist proved the hard part. I tried a number of different ideas before I finally found a piece of fish leather that matched the suit fabric and which I used as a detail on the change and trouser pockets. The tweed did come from Harris, herringbone seemed like the obvious choice.
When Dave wore it for the first time, someone told him that he looked like a character from a classic English novel, which was the best thing anybody could have said to him (and me!).