Dale Rhodes started working for his father George ‘Bert’ Rhodes back in the 1980’s where he trained to become a bespoke cutter and fitter. The company had faced a period of downsizing when at its peak it had 14 shops and a factory employing over a hundred workers.
The new company was a tenth of the original size and back in the 1980’s the tailoring industry was generally at a low ebb. Dale introduced the visiting service to measure clients at their offices to expand for those with busy schedules. The service soon took off in Leeds and Manchester, and it wasn’t long before London (and in turn Savile Row) followed.
These days with hundreds of clients across the country Dale meets them on location at his Yorkshire workshops or on Savile Row.
A traditional Yorkshireman, Dale has amongst his clients Bankers, Lawyers and Celebrities and has tailored suits for all occasions with wedding suits, dinner suits, hunting suits and business suits with orders ranging from one time orders to complete wardrobe planning.
With three children and two grandchildren, Dale the family man frequently enjoys his free time as an enthusiast of Cycling and Football (notably Leeds United). Dale is appreciated by his clients for bringing the friendly element of a Northerner to a typically stuffy and judgmental profession.
Testimonies to the Rhodes craft and service can be found in our Testimonials page and on the Dale Rhodes social media pages where he retains friendships with many clients long after an order is fulfilled.