His love for clothing and fashion started at a very young age, when he would match and pick out his own clothes. Grant, the master tailor at Frank Bespoke, is truly one-of-a-kind. His love and passion for tailoring is almost tangible.
Coming from humble beginnings, it was commonplace for Grant to get his clothes from a thrift shop and make small alterations to give them his own flavour- always making him the best dressed amongst his peers. His circumstances inspired him and gave him a reason to seek greatness. The seed was planted!
Tailoring is not simply a profession for Grant, but is an extension of himself and creating each garment is one unique experience after the other.
He was bringing the lost art of bespoke tailoring back to life…
The Master Tailor
Grant has a presence that cannot be replicated. Time with him feels like time spent with an old friend. He has a great passion for anything craft, be it beer, food or artisanal bakery, and especially if it is local. Don’t try convince him on anything mass produced! Most likely to be found wearing ankle-length trousers with bright socks. He has an intense love for café racer motorcycles, vintage cars, architecture and contemporary, abstract art.
Grant started out working in retail for a couple of big names in the fashion industry. After a short stint in the restaurant business, he ventured overseas to learn the art of bespoke tailoring from the “masters” on Savile Row. He returned to South Africa with overruns and offcuts of shirt fabric in a suitcase and began to create.
In a Johannesburg factory he began making exquisite shirts which he would sell in parking lots of office blocks, out of the boot of his 1969 Alpha Romeo Spider. Grant was gaining the interest of many businessmen and his tailoring business was about to explode. He started hiring additional staff and slowly built up his own small factory. He was bringing the lost art of bespoke tailoring back to life…
Frank Bespoke has dressed some of the most significant people from sportsmen to kings, and everyone in between.
The Frank Bespoke Experience
Having a suit made at Frank Bespoke is truly an extraordinary experience. From the moment you walk in the door you are made to feel at home- a home where you are treated like royalty and offered a coffee or your drink of choice upon arrival.
Frank Bespoke is one of the only tailors in South Africa that believes in creating your masterpiece locally and to your unique form and personality. Made from the highest quality fabrics and trimmings imported from the world’s best mills in Italy, France and the UK, you can be guaranteed of the best bespoke suit in town. Old school tailoring methods are used to ensure the perfect fit every time and only the finest trimmings and accessories are added to finish off your look.
Frank Bespoke has dressed some of the most significant people from sportsmen to kings, and everyone in between. You as the client are the inspiration for the great craft that comes out of Frank Bespoke. The process of creating an impeccable garment from a roll of fabric is what drives the team at Frank Bespoke. It is their mission to make sure that you walk out the door feeling empowered and dressed for success.