Eithen sweet

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Eithen Sweet, Be­spoke Cut­ter at Thom Sweeney Be­spoke Tai­lors.

What is style to you?

“Style to me is the sin­gle most per­sonal and im­por­tant way to ex­press your taste and mood. Al­though I fol­low a set of rules in terms of how I dress, I ac­tu­ally feel com­fort­able know­ing my likes and dis­likes. What mat­ters is that my style de­fines me as a per­son and that feel­ing sat­is­fied with my­self boosts my con­fi­dence. Style is one of the first things you no­tice about a per­son, so dress­ing a cer­tain way is im­por­tant, es­pe­cially if you want to in­stil trust in you and the de­ci­sions you make.”

De­scribe your ap­proach to vin­tage fash­ion.

“Vin­tage fash­ion un­der­pins all the style choices I make. Ever since I, as a young boy, be­gan work­ing with vin­tage cloth­ing, my knowl­edge and re­spect for gar­ments and their his­tory has grown. My job as a tai­lor is based on a tra­di­tion of crafts­man­ship that has been passed on for cen­turies. While meth­ods and tech­niques de­velop and func­tion plays a big­ger role, they can all be traced back to the same start­ing point.”

Why be­spoke?

”Be­cause few things are as beau­ti­ful as some­thing that some­one has cre­ated with love and pas­sion for some­one else to ap­pre­ci­ate.”

What is your source of style in­spi­ra­tion?

“Any­thing can in­spire me, from a cer­tain colour to the gen­eral en­vi­ron­ment I find my­self in. How­ever, when­ever I work with clients the in­spi­ra­tion has to come from them. Af­ter all, it’s their idea, their needs and their trust I work with.”

Name one must-have item in your wardrobe.

”I al­ways carry a pen and a comb. I know they’re triv­ial ob­jects, but there’s al­ways some­one who needs a pen … and the comb, well, that’s a prod­uct of my van­ity.” www.thom­sweeney.co.uk

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