My Tailoring Back Ground

I have been trained as a bespoke tailor working with my father James at James Personal Tailor & Son in Manchester, since 1999. Over this time of precise training i have been carrying out alterations along with making bespoke jackets, trousers and suits. Along with altering and repairing all types of suits and clothing, i have found a real passion for denim.
Taking extra time around repairing and restoring my own favorite denim jeans and also doing patch work on new denim i have purchased.

In our shop in Manchester city centre, i have offered the restoration and repairing service to all customers, where i have found a huge calling for precision tailoring work to denim clothing, such as replacing the original finish on the bottom of jeans.

I have a complete understanding of how people have a desire to wear the same denim day after day and at some point your denim you are wearing will one day wear out, this is where i can step in and restore and re work your denim into a usable pair of jeans that will stand up to even more wear and tear for a fair few years to come.

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Savile Row trip 2007

February 2009, at BBC Radio Lancashire, Interview With Ted Robbins Regarding Bespoke Tailoring And Suit Styles

I repaired Lionel Ritchie's favourite Roberto Cavalli stage pants while he was on tour in Manchester

The Denim Doctor Michael Pendlebury With Lionel Ritchie Lionel Ritchie Manchester Evening News Story Manchester Bespoke Tailor James Pendlebury With Lionel Ritchie

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Here is a company profile video about the bespoke tailoring.


Men's Health Magazine Feature August 2009


Article on ' The New Thrift ' by Toby Wiseman


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Also featured in Proper Magazine 26/3/12

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I was also asked to take part on the Channel 4 program with Dawn O'Porter, the show is called This Old Thing and first airs on the 25th of June 2014 at 8pm. Its a six part series, of which i am part of the work shop team of tailors an seamstresses. For more info on the show This Old Thing visit the below links from Channel 4's website.


Trade References

Working in parnership with my father at James Personal Tailor & Son we have carried out clothing alterations and repairs for the majority of top retail establishments in Manchester city centre including the following:




Henri Lloyd


Hugo Boss






Ted Baker

Paul Smith


Top Shop

Top Man


Karen Millen


Marks and Spencer

House of Frazer












The Denim Doctor ® - For Selvedge Denim Jean Clothing Repairs & Alterations, Based in Manchester city centre and only 30 Minutes from Liverpool, Leeds, Lancaster, Preston, Blackpool, Sheffield 60 Minutes from Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Newcastle, Swansea, Cardiff, Newport, Wolverhamton, Scarborough, Middlesborough, Carlisle, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Coventry, Peterborough, Leicester, Dudley, Stafford, Derby, Stoke on Trent, Hull, Rotherham, Doncaster and 3 1/2 hours from London, Oxford, Cambridge, St Albans, Bristol, Ipswich, Plymouth, Exmouth, Exeter, Poole, Dorset, Southhampton, Reading, Brighton, Ashford, Dover, Kent, Maidstone, Chemlsford, Colchester, Swindon, Luton, Gloucester, Norwich, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Perth, Inverness