Welcome to The Famous 1886

“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 have one simple aim and that is unrivalled quality and service for my customers.”

Richard Cole, founder.


The Famous 1886 is Cheltenham’s leading visiting Semi Bespoke visiting tailoring service; offering suits, blazers, British and Harris Tweed sports jackets, country wear, waistcoats, overcoats and trousers for any occasion. All are available Hand Cut Semi Bespoke; and surprisingly affordable; with suits starting at £750 for a 2 piece suit.

Looking for something special for a wedding, smart for business, tweed for the races or just as a treat? Please contact me for more information

Also available is my Made to Measure shirt service, offering a vast selection of fabrics, styles and fit so you can find the perfect shirt for any occasion from £125

Please feel free to contact me to take advantage of a no-obligation consultation at a time and place to suit you.

Please note The Famous 1886, the original The Famous of Cheltenham or the Cole family are not associated in any way with the shop on Cheltenham Promenade.

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