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Golden Shears 2019 – The Oscars of the Tailoring World

Last week the team from B&B attended the Golden Shears 2019.  Known as The Oscars of the tailoring world, the Golden Shears has for many years celebrated the achievements of bespoke tailoring students and apprentices.

Held every two years, students and apprentices have the opportunity to submit an outfit to the competition.  This is something that they must have designed, selected the fabrics, cut the patterns and last but not least assemble and finish the garments – all by themselves.  This is no easy feat and involves months of hard work.

The entrants are whittled down to 24 finalists who are invited to exhibit at the Golden Shears Competition held at the Merchant Taylor’s Hall in London. Three prizes are available – the Golden Shears for first place, the Silver Shears for second and a Rising Star Silver Shears for third place.

The winners are selected by not one but two judging panels! Firstly, the technical judges made up of experienced master tailors and cutters who are well respected and admired within the trade.  Secondly, the guest judges who attend the Golden Shears Show – this year the panel was made up of models David Gandy and Jodie Kidd, stylists Tom Stubbs and Joe Ottoway, and Mich Turner MBE of Little Venice Cake Co.

As a proud supporter of the Golden Shears we were thrilled to sponsor a number of the finalists this year.  In fact, we have been sponsoring finalists since 1977!  Our contributions of high-quality linings, buttons and trim items go into completing these very special outfits.

We would like to congratulate all finalists of the Golden Shears 2019 with special mention to Rachel Singer of Maurice Sedwell Savile Row who was this year’s winner.  We are thrilled to see our horn buttons, linings, and threads used in these incredible garments – a double breasted Prince of Wales checked, tailored trouser suit with long, cappuccino cream wool coat and brown horn button back detail.

Please see images below…