David Ward learned the art of bespoke tailoring on the world famous Savile Row and throughout his career he has worked and trained with some of the most influential and respected individuals within the yardage of this incredible street, neatly tucked away in Mayfair. After gaining a degree in Fashion Design at the renowned Ravensbourne school of art and design in London, he went to work for Timothy Everest as an apprentice cutter. He quickly made a mark for himself as the house undercutter and was soon snapped up by Henry Poole & Co where his career blossomed under the watchful eye of the ever sartorial Mr Alan Alexander.
From there, his career will testify to being headhunted by the most prominent houses on Savile Row that include, Henry Poole Norton & Sons and Huntsman. In fact, David made his very first excursion on Savile Row as the "tea boy" at Norton & Sons some 20 years ago under the then Granger family and "Guvnor" John Granger whilst studying for his degree. Submersed into a world of exquisite craftsmanship, David was exposed to the most minuscule of amendments and the finest attention to detail to create the world’s best suits. Reading like a fairy tale, David's hard work and diligence would see him return to Norton & Sons some 17 years later as the head cutter to run the house. With his awareness for modern aesthetic and the need to retain traditional values, David is in a position that is unrivalled throughout the industry, an individual who can mix tradition with modernity and communicate it through the conduit of exceptional cutting and detail.
David has also consulted at the London college of fashion as the external examiner for the degree course in bespoke tailoring. His input helped the course tutors implement ideas to nurture the reputation of the degree to become one of the most prominent courses in the United Kingdom that teaches bespoke tailoring and cutting.