Must Watch interview with the British iconic tailor Gresham Blake – I promise you will feel much better about yourself!
Gresham Blake is a design led tailoring business and ready to wear clothing brand, creating bespoke, made to measure & limited edition luxury clothing, shoes & accessories for both men and women.
With stores situated in the heart of Shoreditch, London and Brighton’s famous North Laine.
History of Gresham Blake
Gresham and his wife, Fal, launched the Gresham Blake brand in Brighton at the height of ‘cool Britannia’ in 2000. Since then, Gresham’s eye-catching creations for high profile clients including Ray Winstone, Steve Coogan, Jimmy Page, Plan B and Norman Cook (aka FatBoy Slim) have brought him fashion industry recognition and an ever-growing army of customers attracted by his signature combination of quality garments with a quirky twist.
Gresham grew up in Royal Tunbridge Wells, inheriting his needlework skills from his mother, a talented seamstress & art teacher. His mum’s influence on his career direction was evident early – by the age of four Gresham was already using his tailoring & design skills to create apparel & matching accessories for his Action Man Collection. After briefly considering a career as a sculptor, he went on to study Fashion at Brighton University, following in the footsteps of former alumni, Barbara Hulaniki.
In this exclusive interview Gresham Blake shares not only share history starting up but also some of his personal styling tips. Gresham champions individualism, creativity and boldness when it comes to suits. This is particularly excellent when it comes to people wanting to feel their most authentic self in any environment, helping to overcome Imposter Syndrome.
*imposter syndrome is a psychological term referring to a pattern of behaviour where people doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent, often internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud*
Thank you to Gresham Blake tailors for taking the time out to do the interview – Who knew that self-doubt could be partially linked to your attire?
Happy 20th Anniversary Gresham Blake