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In Conversation with Ian Fielding-Calcutt of Fielding & Nicholson

Fielding & Nicholson is an independent tailors which has been providing a highly personal, exceptional service, creating pieces from some of the finest fabrics in the world for eighteen years. With origins in the North West of England, the brand now has showrooms on Sackville St, close to Savile Row, and in Manhattan, Zurich & Manchester.

Founded by award-winning tailor and menswear specialist Ian Fielding-Calcutt in 2006 it is a go-to for those with impeccable sartorial taste all over the UK and the world – the team regular travel for personal appointments to clients from the Scottish Highlands to the City of London, Europe, and the United States. The tight knit and long-established team share decades of tailoring history between them. It is also one of the few tailoring brands offering a 5-year guarantee. The brand also has its own in-house cutter who has over 40 years’ experience in the business working with the likes of Paul Smith, Anderson & Shepard, Welsh & Jeffries and personally for members of the British Royal Family.

Consultations can be booked to create formal business suits, country and shooting pieces, smart casual, wedding & formal suits, and bespoke shirts in over 1,000 different fabrics. Primarily these cloths are handpicked from three main partners: Dormeuil, Loro Piana and Scabal, but also the likes of Dugdale Brothers, Huddersfield Fine Worsteds, Abraham Moon, Reda and many more. In the last few years Fielding & Nicholson has expanded the offer to include jackets, jeans, t-shirts, chinos, sweaters, and hoodies. There is also a range of ties, cufflinks, and leather goods. The brand is committed to long term relationships, and even longer-term quality, believing that good tailoring is something that stands the test of time. You will never find a Fielding & Nicholson suit hidden and forgotten at the back of someone's wardrobe, no matter how many years it has existed for. For this reason, the suits come with a five year guarantee to cover wear and tear, and fluctuations with clients weight, a dedicated suit-for-life.

Ian Fielding-Calcutt grew up in a small town in Leicestershire called Ashby De-La Zouch. He had a keen interest in fashion from a very early age, often wearing waistcoats and 3-piece suits to college and when socialising. He studied International Politics and History at Keele University but wasn’t sure he wanted to do for a living and sampled a number of careers from PR to retail. In 2002 Ian was lucky enough to get a role with Tom James, a premium tailoring company, and gained early success winning a number of awards and becoming a Senior Tailoring Consultant in a very short space of time. His passion always lay more in the luxury sphere, so he then decided to embark on his own adventure building a brand. In 2006, with the help of his friend Adam Nicholson, he created Fielding & Nicholson.

This is a shortened transcribed edit of episode 212 of the MenswearStyle Podcast with Ian Fielding-Calcutt, Founder of fieldingandnicholson.com. You can listen to the full version on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favourite podcast player.

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