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What is The Famous 1886?

The Famous 1886 is Gloucestershire's leading visiting tailoring service. I offer a wide variety of bespoke and semi bespoke tailoring, including made to measure shirts and made to measure ladies tailoring.

I am Richard Cole, Great Grandson of Abraham Cole, who took over The Famous of Cheltenham in 1896, 10 years after it was started by 'The Famous tailor from London', hence the name; or so the legend goes. So tailoring is in my blood; I consider it part of my family heritage and I am very proud of that heritage.

The Famous 1886 is my business, started after the closure of The Famous of Cheltenham, where I had been since 1999 and Menswear Director since 2007. I aim to bring my heritage in tailoring to new life and to new and existing customers, offering what I believe is Gloucestershire's leading visiting tailoring service