Find your style and stand out with Cheltenham's first and finest visiting tailoring service.
"I launched The Famous 1886 to continue my family heritage of The Famous of Cheltenham, founded in 1886 and in my family until early 2013. I aim to keep alive the ethos of superb service, quality that lasts and choice to suit all budgets. I have one simple aim and that is unrivalled service for my customers."

Richard Cole

Welcome to The Famous 1886, the new home of The Famous of Cheltenham's tailoring and now Cheltenham's leading visiting made to measure and off the peg tailoring service. I am very pleased to offer what I believe to be Cheltenham's first and finest visiting tailoring service. Please feel free to contact me to take advantage of a no-obligation consultation at a time and place to suit you.

Please be aware the site is currently undergoing a redesign so there are some pages missing, be patient, they are on their way

"Thanks again for all the help, Ive really been impressed & over the moon with the jacket, waistcoat, shorts and the service! thanks; Olly"
Mr Ramsey

"I have ordered a number of suits from Richard. I have been very happy with the quality and the fit, a number of clients have passed comment on how nice they look. Richards communication is good and is always very flexible to work around your commitments in terms of fitting etc. I shall be back for more over the coming years and would not hesitate to recommend you to others. Thanks again. 

Mr Bishop

Suits, blazers, British and Harris Tweed sports jackets, countrywear, waistcoats - available off the peg, personal tailoring or semi-bespoke; and surprisingly affordable; with suits starting at £350 for off the peg, £525 for personal tailoring and £650 for semi-bespoke.

You may be new to tailoring - looking for a workplace suit, a special suit for an interview or something unique for your wedding. I will make the experience easy and exceed your expectations of service and the final garment.
Call me on 07775 751741 or email to arrange a no obligation appointment or workplace presentation (see FAQs for details).

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If you want to know more about my heritage in the tailoring trade and the experience I bring, please look at the heritage page of The Famous of Cheltenham, my family business for over 100 years

"I don't like being the centre of attention, and I got so many compliments it was actually getting a little awkward, but suffice to say I was very very pleased with the suit. It was universally admired.
I know a lot of the other gents there spent a lot 
of money on labelled suits and more than one person admitted regretting it and wishing they'd gone for something bespoke with the 'same bloke' I did. I mentioned you and the history of The Famous to any Gloucestershire folk there, of which there were plenty, so hopefully something will come out of that." 

Thanks to Mr Melrose for the great feedback and recommendation