USA Trunk Shows

usa trunk shows
bespoke shirtmaking

We appreciate that not all of our customers can make it to our London shop to meet with us in person, or order online. That is why we host bespoke and custom made trunk shows regularly throughout the year in both the United States and Europe.

Our trunk shows are run by cutters, Darren Tiernan and James Macauslan. They take place either within a hotel or within a like-minded men's store. Darren and James bring with them samples of our shirts, nightwear, dresswear and accessories from which you are welcome to order, but are first and foremost present for consultations on our bespoke and custom-made shirt services.

bespoke shirtmaking

During your appointment, you will be taken through shirting options (you won't be disappointed on the cloth front, carry cloths from mills such as Alumo and Thomas Mason) and styling options, including collar, cuff and fit. A full set of measureaments is taken before your pattern and shirt is made up in the UK.

In the case of custom made shirts, your shirts will be sent out to you within 3-5 weeks. Bespoke is a little different, due to the unique set of measurements that is taken. New customers will have a sample shirt made first. This will be sent out to you to try, wash and feedback on, and then reviewed with your cutter either at your next meeting, or subject to you being immediately satisfied, signed off and the remainder of your shirt order put into hand. For repeat customers, we will simply make up your order and send it out to you when ready. Come and see us!

Save the date

We hope to be able to recommence our visits to the United States this Autumn. Our plans include stops in San Francisco, LA, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, DC and New York. If you wish to be added to our mailing list and notified of our dates once confirmed, please let us know.

Spring Trunk Shows 2022

We’re Back!

We are excited to be returning to the United States for our trunk show series this Spring. James Macauslan (JM) and Darren Tiernan (DM) shall once again be travelling to several cities alongside our London Collective partners (TLC), Edward Sexton (bespoke tailors), Gaziano Girling (shoes) and E. B Meyrowitz (spectacles), offering customers the opportunity to turn their attention to their entire wardrobe.


Los Angeles (JM) / London Collective

Friday 1 April, 9am – 6pm

Saturday 2 April 9am – 11am

Maybourne Beverly Hills Hotel,

225 N Canon Dr,

Beverly Hills, 90210

Tel: 310 860 7800

San Francisco (JM)

Monday 4 April 9am- 6pm

Tuesday 5 April 9am – 6pm

Mark Hopkins Hotel

999 California St,

San Francisco, 94108

Tel: 415-392-3434

Dallas (DT)/ London Collective

Monday 4 April, 9am – 6pm

Tuesday 5 April, 9am-12pm

The Crescent Court Hotel,
400 Crescent Ct,
TX 75201

Tel: 214 871 3200

Chicago (DT) / London Collective

Wednesday 6 April 9am – 6pm

Thursday 7 April 9am – 12pm

The Langham

330 N Wabash Ave,

Chicago, 60611

Tel: 312-923-9988

Boston (DT)

Friday 8 April 9am – 6pm

Saturday 9 April 8am – 11am

The Eliot Hotel

370 Commonwealth Avenue,

Boston, 02215

Tel: 617-2671607

Washington DC (JM/DT) / London Collective

Thursday 7 April 9am – 6pm (JM only)

Friday 8 April 9am – 6pm

Saturday 9 April 9am – 5pm

The Mayflower Hotel

1127 Connecticut Ave NW,

Washington, DC 20036

Tel: 202-347-3000

Philadelphia (DT)

Sunday 10 April 4pm – 7pm

Monday 11 April 8am – 12pm

The Ritz Carlton,

10 Ave of The Arts,

Philadelphia, 19102

Tel: 215-523-8000

New York (JM/DT) / London Collective

Monday 11 April 9am – 6pm

Tuesday 12 April 9am – 6pm

Wednesday 13 April 9am – 12pm

Thursday 14 April 9am – 12pm

The Loews Regency Hotel,

540 Park Ave,

New York, 10065

Tel: 212 759-4100

To make an appointment with Budd, please email [email protected] or contact us via phone or live chat on our website. Alternatively, book your own appointment using the bookings system on our Trunk Show page. If you would like to meet with our other London Collective members, please visit or their individual websites. 

It’s been a while, so if there are any specific patterns or requests you have in advance of our visit, please let us know. 

James Macauslan

James Macauslan

James was employed by Budd as the company’s first apprentice in over twenty years after Mr Butcher spotted his potential during a stint of work experience in the cutting room.

Under the guidance of both John and Darren, he thrived, to become an established shirt cutter in his own right, bringing a perfect balance of appreciation for the discipline and tradition of bespoke shirt cutting and a forward thinking approach that embraces his love for fashion and individual creativity.

James closely follows and advises his customers shirting needs, but can often offer a twist or subtle note of difference, something often seen in his own sartorial turnout.

Darren Tiernan

Darren Tiernan

Senior Cutter, Darren’s infectious baritone laugh and convivial manner echoes through our premises at regular intervals! 2017 sees him celebrate thirty years as a shirt cutter.

Darren followed a traditional shirt making apprenticeship into the trade, starting out at Bowring & Arundel in Savile Row before progressing on to New & Lingwood, Dege & Skinner and briefly Davies & Sons.

He had long admired the work and authenticity of Budd’s work and didn’t hesitate for one second when asked to join the team seven years ago.


A Bespoke Perspective

Senior bespoke cutter Darren Tiernan talks bespoke shirtmaking with The Jackal magazine.

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