Patrick was born in Edinburgh and studied at Leeds and Oxford. He has been running Norton & Sons, a bespoke tailoring house on Savile Row, since 2005. He has previously worked for and collaborated with Christopher Kane, Kim Jones, Henry Holland, Rag & Bone, John Lobb, The Kooples and Barbour.
SIGNATURES: “At the heart of the E. Tautz collection is Savile Row cutting; elegant shoulders, suppressed waist, well proportioned, well balanced and unfussy in keeping with the sporting and military traditions. E. Tautz like simple cutting paired with bold accents of colour and pattern – cloths with scale and texture; big checks, fine flannels, and stripes.”
“There is an imponderable vastness to weight” wrote Richard Serra. I visited his exhibition at the
Met in New York in the summer of last year and was very drawn to his vast dense absorbent forms.
As an engineer weight, mass, gravity and density were phenomena I spent much time pondering.
Now when I think about clothes mass is of utmost importance. British clothmakers have a way of
creating cloths of a substance that few can match, because our weather required them to do so.
Serra’s drawings somehow called to mind these heavy British cloths: Cavalry Twill, Melton, Barathea.
The cloths worn by our soldiers on parade, on the sort of day we get in London when the rain
teams down relentlessly, the surface of their dense dark cloaks sodden and seeming to suck in all
light. Their shapes and colours bring to mind also Ellsworth Kelly, and Terry Frost’s black red white
and black blue white abstractions.
Tautz clothes are about a simplicity of cut, fine tailoring, and the beauty of real materials. We make
our clothes by hand in the United Kingdom and we make no compromise in their construction
because we believe that clothes should be durable as well as beautiful. Please enjoy this collection of
clothes for the Autumn & Winter 2012 season.
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