EB Role at Fashionizer: Tailor Sample Machinist
EB is the starting point for turning a garment design into reality. He makes our patterns into toiles and production samples, which are then closely analysed for fit, style and practicality. EB is a real perfectionist, adjusting and remaking our bespoke luxury uniforms until, as he says, “they are perfect”. He also makes some of our more complex made to measure uniforms and doorman’s winter coats in smaller quantities, using his wealth of tailoring experience.
Life Before Fashionizer
Tailoring is in EB’s blood. He learnt the trade through his father, who was a successful tailor in Ghana. His introduction to garment creation was as his father’s apprentice, and he quickly progressed from mastering the art of pressing to making shirts for the family business. While making dresses and skirts for his sisters he saw a gap in the market and set up his own clothing business at the tender age of 18.
On arrival in the UK, he furthered his sewing skills with a career in mass garment production, working on everything from evening gowns to jackets and coats. During his 10 years as a machinist, he worked for several high-end designers, where he was in demand due to his expert tailoring abilities. EB then complemented his considerable practical experience by gaining formal qualifications in Pattern Cutting and Tailoring and is now studying to become a tutor, in order to pass on his skills to next generation of bespoke tailors.
Insider’s Guide to EB
EB is one of the smartest and most youthful looking men to be found travelling from East to West London on the overground train. His secret: “Eat plenty of meat and cake, smile a lot and always wear a decent suit”.