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 Little 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.

Alan is a Past President of the Federation of Clothing Designers and Executives, as is his son, Mark; Both he and Carl can draw on his long experience for they work in this family business. 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 just for them.

Alexander James, 6 Mossfield Road, Pendlebury, Manchester, M27 6EN.

Shop Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Saturday - By appointment only

still made in Britain