The lovely Charlotte enjoying a well-deserved break and a nice cappuccino. Did I mention I make the best suits coffee in Europe?
Every now and again I receive an email from a (not necessarily) young appassionado, asking if I can take them on as an apprentice.
Usually, these folks are very serious and tell me they would go to any length to find a tailor to teach them. But I can’t very well justify having someone come over from another continent in hopes of learning a trade. It’s a very long process, and my biggest worry is that someone will last a few months, and then leave again.
That would mean that they have gotten disillusioned, and that’s a pity. It also means that I have spent time training someone, which is fine to me, but I find it a waste of time if they leave before they’ve actually learned something solid.
But Charlotte is spending some time off from her historical clothing studies at the University in Bristol, so she was around anyway, therefore I had no problem in letting her come over and get steeped in some old-school tailoring mentality. She’s a fun and bright young lady, and I seriously hope that she’ll continue on to become a tailor. I’m trying my best to infuse her with that ol’ passion for good togs.