Eithen Sweet. Apprentice tailor. Savile Row.
With a name like that you have to be a pirate, a rock star or a Savile Row tailor.
One day he’s going to be a big name on The Row, he fits in there and works with his boss (the only tailor on The Row with an OBE) very well.
Eithen got A’s with distinction in Practical Art and in Design, also St. Martin’s excepted him for the Design course, but he wanted hands-on tailoring.
He drew the 20s morning suit picture for Hornets (below), he’s a man of many talents.
Eithen doesn’t make suits for us, he sells clothes. Come in and meet him on weekends, he’s charming and has a great deal of knowledge. He calls himself my apprentice, He picks my brains all the time, to learn all he can about men’s clothing.
Ethan played County Schools football for ten years – and his Grandfather (Keith Sweet) played for Chelsea in the late sixties. (I went to my first Chelsea match recently. More of that anon.)
Since he’s been working at Hornets on Sundays, amongst the many famous people that visit Hornets he’s met two of his heroes, Sir Paul Smith and John Pearse. When John was in I told him Ethan loved a jacket he’d made for George Harrison. John told me something I cannot talk about until it’s made public later this month, he was thrilled and so am I for my old mate. I’ll tell you all about it, John and ” Granny Takes a Trip” later.
That is all.