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!

USA Spring Trunk Show 2020

We are pleased to announce the dates for our Spring trunk show to the United States. Cutters Darren Tiernan and James Macauslan shall be in the cities listed throughout May.

As well as meeting with customers old and new for fittings and orders, Darren and James shall bring with them a comprehensive range of samples and shirtings. They shall also display a broad selection of our nightwear, dresswear and accessories. We welcome appointments from those curious about Budd and who simply wish to learn a little more about our bespoke and custom made work.

Please note, our residencies in Chicago and New York shall be in conjunction with Mayfair shoemaker George Cleveley.

We shall also be joined by our USA representative Kian Hassani when in Chicago and New York. Kian is our US manager and also runs Budd’s sister store Sterling & Burke in DC. He shall be showcasing and selling a broader collection of products from Budd’s ready to wear collection, as well as bags and leather goods from English maker, Tusting.

Spring Trunk Show Schedule 2020

When contacting Darren Tiernan (DT) or James Macauslan (JM) at their hotels during their trip, please ask for them directly by their name.

For enquiries and appointment requests by telephone, please contact: 202-333-2266

Our colleagues at our sister company in Washington DC, Sterling & Burke. Kian Hassani and Zach Lathram shall be happy to assist and have visibility on our entire trunk show schedule.

San Francisco (JM)

Monday 11 May, 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 12 May, 9am - 12pm

The Huntington Hotel
1075 California St,
San Francisco, 94108
Tel: 415 474 5400

Los Angeles

Wednesday 13 May, 9am - 6pm
Thursday 14 May, 9am - 12pm

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, 90212
Tel: 310 275 5200

Philadelphia (DT)

Monday 11 May, 4pm - 8pm
Tuesday 12 May, 8am - 11am

The Ritz Carlton Hotel
10 Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, 19102
Tel: 215 523 8000

Chicago (DT)

Sterling & Burke Pop-Up in Suite

Wednesday 13 May, 9am - 6pm
Thursday 14 May, 9am - 12pm

The Peninsula Hotel
108 E. Superior Street
Chicago, 60611
Tel: 312 337 2888

Washington DC (DT/JM)

Friday 15 May, 10am - 7pm
Saturday 16 May, 10am - 7pm
Sunday 17 May, AM, by appointment only
(Earlier appointments available upon request)

Sterling & Burke
2824 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, 20007
Tel: 202 333 2266

New York (DT/JM)

Sterling & Burke Pop-Up in Suite

Monday - Tuesday, 18 - 19 May, 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 20 May, 9am - 11am

The Towers at the Lotte New York Palace
455 Madison Ave,
New York, 10022
Tel: 212 888 7000

Boston (DT)

Wednesday 20 May, 6pm - 8pm
Thursday 21 May, 8am - 12pm

The Eliot Hotel
370 Commonwealth Avenue,
Boston, 02215
Tel: 617 267 1607

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.


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