Our History

Our History


    Historically dressing Royalty, Nobility and Gentry 

    The Tailoring Firm of Stewart, Christie started in Edinburgh, Scotland back in the 1700s under the name of Marshall Aitken. Messrs Christie and Son (Founded in 1804) and Messrs J. Stewart and Sons (Early 1800) All came together under the joint name of Stewart, Christie in 1933.

    The names of Stewart and Christie were chosen over Marshall Aitken as they were both Royal warrant holders to King George V. We still qualify for the warrant, as we look after the garments and hold the trimmings for various upgrades and replacement uniforms as well as re-lining coats for the royal guards. We are proud to hold and protect the archives dating back to 1720. The precious books we have safely filed, include invoices from Sir Walter Scott and various Royals, and these documents are available to view by appointment. As the oldest bespoke tailor in Scotland, Stewart Christie & Co. Ltd (Est. 1720) knows better than anyone the requirements for sporting and country estate tweeds.

    We have a long history of holding both estate and family tweeds and tartans with clients both north In Scotland and south of the border in England. Generations of the same family and their estate staff have come to us for sporting and country wear, safe in the knowledge they will get the right thing, with the right fit, with guaranteed quality and service.

    Based in the New Town of Edinburgh, our experienced and knowledgeable tailors and shop staff are always available to come out and attend to customers on-site, ensuring accurate measurements for the perfect fit. Both a made-to-measure and bespoke tailoring service is offered, bespoke orders being made on-site in our Edinburgh workroom. All bales of estate tweed that we hold are carefully kept at our Edinburgh premises. If required, we can also provide advice on who to approach concerning the weaving and specifications of your cloth.

    Stewart Christie & Co. are experienced in working with the complete range of sporting and country clothes and over the years we have tailored every style, from breeks plus 2's, 4's, 8's to waistcoats, gilets, jackets, shooting coats and capes and deerstalker caps. Additional services include full waterproofing and lining. Further accessories, such as tweed piece bags, and backpacks are also offered.

    Full measurements are taken and kept on file for repeat orders or quick fill-ins or replacements (wear and tear does take its toll, even with the stoutest tweeds) and our turnaround time is approximately 4/6 weeks, depending on the items ordered. We are also able to provide promotional items or gifts, increasingly popular for corporate and let days. Items include caps, teddies, hip flasks and ties and we can assist clients wherever possible in sourcing and personalizing items to your specifications. With the significant investment that the commissioning and weaving estate tweed can bring, we pride ourselves in the trust and confidence placed in us by our customers and the satisfaction we provide in terms of quality and service.

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