Podcast: A shift with Cock of the Walk bespoke tailors

Podcast: A shift with Cock of the Walk bespoke tailors

Cock of the Walk
The team enjoy the challenge of making garments in various classic styles, for both men and women. Photo: Jerome Whittingham @photomoments

Written and recorded for HULL IS THIS, 24/11/2019

Shifts is a project by photojournalist and podcaster Jerome Whittingham, in which he works a full shift with a fascinating business or organisation, photographing and sound recording as he goes.

This shift is a day of style, and a little bit steamy too.

A gem of a business that maybe you wouldn’t expect to find in Hull, one of just a handful of its kind outside of London in fact.

Based on Grimston Street in Hull, Cock of the Walk is a group of award winning bespoke cutters, tailors, and hand finishers.

Headed by trained coat-maker Gillian Long, their craft is carried out using the time honoured skills found in Savile Row workrooms.

Read full article and listen to podcast on HULL IS THIS here: https://hullisthis.news/shifts-cock-of-the-walk-bespoke-tailors

Cock of the Walk
The Cock of the Walk workshop is a gem in the city, often attracting the attention of passers-by who sometimes stop to take photos through the window. Photo: Jerome Whittingham @photomoments