Tales from the fitting suite

  • Tales

    From the fitting suite


A friend of mine recommended me to go to Nicola Donati's tailoring shop to do any alterations I might need to my clothes. 

I had a too small linen jacket saved by this tailoring company a few weeks ago. They had to give the maximum out they do find in the back, on the sides and in the front. The shoulders were too "big" as well and were slimmed down and redone completely to perfection. 

I can enjoy my linen suit jacket again. The price was not the cheapest but the work is really well done and well worth it. I am the picky type when it comes to repairs and such. I will definitely return to them the next I have alterations as my dry cleaner is only good for cleaning garments but rubbish at amending or fixing anything. 
Patricia R 
An amazing project
Straight from the pen of one of our most charming designers, the dream come true. The wisp of Chantilly lace to hug the bride, the ebullience of organza and the finest embroidered petals to add the unique feeling of a dream come true. 
Tango in London
When Vintage comes back to life! A most charming handcrafted bolero from faraway East Europe was fashioned to perfect fit, retaining the original character of the piece. ‚ÄčThe result, a breathtaking Frida Kahlo inspired Wedding dress for a most charming Argentinian lady. 
Nicola tailored my Catherine Deane wedding dress. He was a pleasure to work with. Very close attention to detail and made very valuable suggestions on how to tailor. Would go back to him in a heartbeat.

Glamorous Stripes
In tailoring this full length waistcoat for a far away beach party, linear work created a fluid shape and inspired us to open high side vents to transform the otherwise heavy feel of the original garment: now a favourite of our client.
Ripples of Organza
The most delicate gown is brought to a breathtaking décolletage by wrapping around the sensuous shoulders of one of our regular clients, who entrusted to us the quest to perfect the fit of her latest purchase. Our work created the perfect balance between securing support to the tulle bodice, and still allowing to the organza to ripple effortlessly like wings of many butterflies. A beautiful modern ball gown that exudes Hollywood glamour.
Went the first time to Nicola for a prompt alterations on a pair of new denim trousers and quickly realised I was in for more than a simple turn and cut hem: the attention of ensuring proportions, angle and finish of the new hem opened a new world for me and have now been an aficionados for many years.

Mark  - MD
Boys will be Boys
It's not rare that our clients ask us to take over the final fitting of a new bespoke suit in our Belgravia atelier: Nicola Donati - pins at hand - takes charge of many Saville Road cutters or often of fabled Italian makers, and fine tune lines by softening the shoulder, fine tune lines adding a fluid feel to the main silhouette and angles the hems of both sleeves and trousers to suit the nature of the new suit, elevating the experience of wearing the new suits to an almost addictive level. 

A fashion brûlée of craftmanship, charm & theatre
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