About Us

It All Started in 1979...

Alan Little founded Alexander James in 1979. An accomplished tailor and cutter, born in Lancashire, the textile heartland of England, he had a passion for form and fit in clothes. He chose sporting wear to prove his skills, deciding to specialise in riding, hunting and shooting, where tradition rules. He knew this was where his hand tailoring, combined with the best cloths, would be quickly recognised. He was right.

Alan developed a highly successful formula, a range to suit everyone - and of all ages. Alexander James offers ready to wear items, a customised option, and a full bespoke service. This gives choice both in product and price. The only common thread is the finest material from some of the oldest mills and weavers in Britain.

Both Mark and Carl Little, brothers who now own and run Alexander James, have acquired the wealth of knowledge passed on from their father Alan, and between them have over 50 years experience in the tailoring industry. Thus customers old and new, at home and abroad, reap the rewards of the Alexander James tradition in the robot age - good service and individual attention to detail by hand - so they look their best, in clothes made for them by experts in their field.

Alexander James

32 Southdown Drive



M28 1JG

Visits welcome by prior appointment.

0161 258 5067

Still made in Britain!