Menswear Style Podcast

Paul Walker, Co-Founder of Walker Slater

March 12, 2020 Menswear Style Episode 49
Menswear Style Podcast
Paul Walker, Co-Founder of Walker Slater
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Menswear Style Podcast
Paul Walker, Co-Founder of Walker Slater
Mar 12, 2020 Episode 49
Menswear Style

Walker Slater opened its first store in Edinburgh offering unstructured suits, in Tweed and linen together with their rugged style of knitwear. The brand utilises local fabrics and yarns into menswear items that are soft but also have a seriousness to them that renders it suitable for formal use whilst avoiding the stiff construction of the past. Walker Slater pioneered the unstructured suit whilst at the same time following a very traditional formal range of worsted suiting. Today they have an impressive list of ongoing brand partnerships which includes the Ryder Cup and the Scottish National Team.

In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast, we sit down and speak to Paul Walker, the Co-Founder of suit and tailoring specialists Walker Slater. Paul talks about his background, inspirations and how the idea for his business was born from a discussion in a pub in 1989. He highlights his love for Scotland, how the brand first started using Tweed fabrics and when they first opened a bricks and mortar store and eCommerce website. We also get an insight into their latest London store opening in Holborn.

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Show Notes

Walker Slater opened its first store in Edinburgh offering unstructured suits, in Tweed and linen together with their rugged style of knitwear. The brand utilises local fabrics and yarns into menswear items that are soft but also have a seriousness to them that renders it suitable for formal use whilst avoiding the stiff construction of the past. Walker Slater pioneered the unstructured suit whilst at the same time following a very traditional formal range of worsted suiting. Today they have an impressive list of ongoing brand partnerships which includes the Ryder Cup and the Scottish National Team.

In this episode of the MenswearStyle Podcast, we sit down and speak to Paul Walker, the Co-Founder of suit and tailoring specialists Walker Slater. Paul talks about his background, inspirations and how the idea for his business was born from a discussion in a pub in 1989. He highlights his love for Scotland, how the brand first started using Tweed fabrics and when they first opened a bricks and mortar store and eCommerce website. We also get an insight into their latest London store opening in Holborn.

Whilst we have your attention, be sure to sign up to our daily MenswearStyle newsletter here. We promise to only send you the good stuff.