From Yorkshire Mills to Savile Row tailors

We are Tailors with a trusted and extensive family history.

William Crabtree & Sons is a venerable name in British Textile history. Established in Yorkshire in 1835, the company is best known for the manufacture of fine wool and hair blankets and duffle cloths.

In its manufacturing heyday

the company notably supplied the Hudson Bay blanket company and in 1851, exhibited at HRH Prince Albert’s "Works of Industry of all Nations Exhibition".

15 New Quebec Street

In 2020 we took the step to open our first brick and mortar shop. We expanded on our original made to measure offering, to include knitwear, accessories, shirts and more, expanding with different brands and products as time went on, we did this in order to make the William Crabtree look as accessible to our ready to wear customer as it would to to our made to measure clients.

By choosing New Quebec Street to call home we sought to create a welcoming and comfortable environment, that while contemporary had William Crabtree's 19th Century charm. Inside the modern art sits alongside traditional fixtures and fittings.

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British fabrics

We favour authentic British-made cloths

Made to Measure

Our tailoring is made to measure

Keeping it simple

Softly-structured silhouette and expertly crafted construction

William Crabtree & Sons

James Priestley, Director

James Priestley, is the great, great, great Grandson of the founder of the company. He has lived and worked within the textile industry all of his life, from visiting the family mill with his father as a small boy, through his textiles education at Leeds University and with the Savile Row Bespoke Association at Newham College, to his early career with Yorkshire mills.

In recent years James has worked with some of the most acclaimed Savile Row and Jermyn Street tailors, as well as for a number of iconic British clothing manufacturers.

For William Crabtree & Sons, James distils his wealth of experience of the tailoring traditions of Europe and our authentic British textile mills into expertly crafted suits and garments fit for modern life.

discuss your tailoring requirements with James