At Richard Smith, we're proud of our personal service and commitment to quality. We promise you an exclusive shopping experience, combining personal attention to detail with the finest craftsmanship
Having graduated from Manchester Metropolitan with a degree in Design & Art. I knew I wanted to go out on my own.
Throughout my studies I honed my craft and skills whilst working for a major fashion label. Giorgio Armani provided this, along with an appreciation of exquisite clothing and garment design.
In 2009 I established my own label in the heart of Manchester. A passion and hobby has now grown into a thriving family owned business.
Over the years we’ve had some amazing experiences that have promoted us as a label. For example, creating pieces for several of John Bishop’s tours and events, designing for Guy Garvey and The Hairy Bikers to name but a few.
We also had the privilege of being selected to showcase a catwalk collection at Nolcha Fashion Week in New York. This was later featured on Million Dollar Listing.
As time has passed the passion and enthusiasm has only grown. The satisfaction when a client leaves with his suit will never fade.
You only get one chance to make a first impression, I value this and I bring this statement into all parts of making my garments. Attention to detail makes the difference between a good suit and an excellent suit.
I pride myself on sourcing the best fabrics from the very best Mills.I only use the finest cloths when it come to creating bespoke suits and shirts.
After spending many days traipsing through the various reputable yet stuffy establishments up and down the country to find a person that is on the same wave length, the journey ended in Manchester with Richard Smith.
He offers a relaxed, humorous, bespoke service.
He not only understood what I wanted but equally had a great manner of guiding you in the right direction so you don’t slip up and make a fashion faux pas, yet without forcing you into wearing something that would make you feel uncomfortable. Spend the money and with some effort on your part you will end up with a garment that puts a smile on your face and a cut above the rest...
Thanks Richard for all your help and fine effort on my wedding suit.
After spending a fair amount of time trawling to and from various tailors in Manchester I discovered Richard, and instantly my decision was made. I was looking for someone who I felt at ease with and Richard made me feel just that! Immediately I felt that he knew and understood what I wanted, and to be honest there is not many that do!
It was personally a big decision having a suit made and especially so for the big day and I just knew together we'd get it right!
The whole process was amazing from start to finish, choosing the cloth, the cut and finish, and also the material for my shirt, bow tie and braces, I loved every single minute of it! The suit (and my gorgeous wife) made the day and I felt like a million dollars, the only issue I've had since is upstaging all the grooms at friend’s weddings!
I couldn’t recommend Richard enough; he's such a great guy!