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Bespoke tailoring course

"I'm grateful to have had many outstanding mentors along the way. Equally so - I'm grateful for the drive I have to continually learn."

- Allan David Sinclair


Tailor shop needle

"My journey into bespoke tailoring began in Halifax, Nova Scotia while working as a sales associate for Dugger's Menswear. My experience working there was invaluable as an initial foray into fashion, menswear & tailoring. My interest in clothing began to kindle from enthusiasm to passion.


I took it upon myself to learn how to sew. Those early days were modest and humble - learning the basics at home on evenings and weekends. However, at this time, I was fortunate enough to befriend local clothing designer Catherine Arsenault, who became a real mentor and lifelong friend. She was willing to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for the craft."

Made to Measure suits
Made to measure suits


Tailor shop needle

"In 2014, I turned my passion project toward a career and enrolled in the Costume Studies program at Dalhousie University. With a focus on theatrical arts - The program provided an excellent breadth of knowledge in both historical & contemporary methods of garment construction. The historical perspective provided the context & fundamental techniques needed to understand modern clothing manufacturing practices. In hindsight, this was an ideal launchpad for my future endeavours into bespoke tailoring."

Custom made corset
Custom Made Ballgown


Tailors needle

"After graduating, I set my sights on England - the epicentre for master bespoke tailoring. The world looks to Savile Row for international standards of craftsmanship & is the birthplace from which all other tailoring styles derive. 


I was fortunate to be taken on as an apprentice by third-generation tailor Desmond Merrion. With over 40 years of experience - He is a man who is deeply dedicated to preserving the art & craft of bespoke tailoring and is committed to providing the absolute highest quality. He was generous to share his hard-earned knowledge and trade secrets. My time in his shop was the authentic, real-world experience I needed."

Savile Row Tailor
Tailoring Course


Tailor Shop Needle

"Upon returning to Canada, I chose to settle in Calgary, Alberta. Having grown up in Northern BC and loving the outdoors, Calgary - nestled next to the Rockie Mountains - seemed like a natural fit. It presents as a place where opportunity abounds, and young aspiring creatives can make a life and career for themselves. I took the leap in the autumn of 2019 and launched Allan David Bespoke Tailoring. "

Tailor Made Denim
Custom Denim Calgary
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