Testimonials

Shaz,

I want to thank you for my beautiful suit. I was nervous about doing the measurement via Skype since I’m in the U.S. but you were so patient and helpful I felt immediately at ease. My suit fits great and I can’t wait to show it off at my wedding! It’s killing me that I have to wait until September! I will definitely be back :-)

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Ivelisse Colon January 2014 (Skype Client)

‘From the moment of getting in touch with Shaz, I felt at ease. Her knowledge understanding and patience helped turn this scruffy individual (me) from jeans and t-shirt into wearing a 3 piece suit that makes me look amazing. I cannot wait to see my bride-to-b’s face on the day. It has been made to measure in a quality that will last years.
I can assure you I was not the easiest client she has had walk through her door, she was professional and nothing was too much trouble.’
Thanks Shaz.
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Nick Brown May 2013

I have always struggled with finding a suit that I like, fit rights, looks good and makes me feel good.
All that changed when I was looking online and found this company. Shaz really understands what you want and need and i needed a suit for my up and coming civil partnership. I found that when i went for the consultation I was very nervous as I have never been through this process before, but whilst remaining totally professional Shaz makes you feel comfortable and relaxed, which makes the whole process very easy.
When I got the call to say my suit was ready after only 4 weeks I was very excited and when I arrived for my fitting again Shaz was professional, but able to put me at ease. I totally love my suit, everything that I asked for I got, nothing was to much trouble.
I would all ways recommend this company to anyone who needs a suit.
Overall I got a totally professional and friendly service which I am sure I will be using for many years to come.
Can’t wait for my civil partnership in April now.
Thank you so much Shaz, you rock.
Client Lisa Hughes

Lisa Hughes February 2013

“I wore my new suit in its entirety for the first time last night to the party to celebrate my girl’s 40th birthday. It felt really good on. Thanks again, Shaz, for the great service!
Hilary McCollum December 2012

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Hilary McCollum December 2012

“I was really nervous about getting my wedding suit as I wanted it to be a man’s cut, but fitted to my body. I didn’t know if this was possible without making me look squat and boxy, but the moment I met Shaz I felt reassured that it would work out OK. She is so welcoming and easy to talk to and understood exactly what I was looking for. She talked me through all the options, fabrics and cuts; it really is a genuinely lovely bespoke service. My partner and I had a really good time choosing the suit, but I was still a bit nervous when the call came a few weeks later to say that the suit was ready for me to try on – what if I didn’t like it? The second I put the jacket on, however, I knew that this was the best clothing investment of my life. I absolutely love everything about the suit and so does my partner. It fits me perfectly, but without accentuating my curves. I am so grateful to Shaz and the Butch Clothing Company for my beautiful tailored three-piece suit and can’t wait to get married in it! I think my next BCC purchase is going to be some chinos…” – Becca Hamway

Becca Hamway January 2013 (Image to follow after her Wedding in July 13)

“Shaz,

Just want to write to tell you I really appreciate you creating The Butch Clothing Company, doing what you do. I found out about the BCC so many years ago I can’t even remember from where. Years later, by luck, I was accepted into a graduate program in England, and making an appointment was one of the first things I did after putting the luggage down. I was really nervous because I didn’t know anything about formal clothes and all, but I knew I really wanted a suit that felt right. I want to thank you for your patience in helping me figure out a design for this suit, when my trains got horribly delayed, when I didn’t know what to say or decide about things.

I’m going to proudly wear this to all the important occasions, and also just to show off to my friends back in the States, when I get back!

Sincerely,
Yen Shu Liao” January 2013
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I decided to give my wife a tailored suit for Christmas. Though we have a tailor in Los Angeles, I couldn’t resist the opportunity of working with the Butch Clothing Company. The suits on the website looked beautiful, and thought Pam would look smashing in one.

Our skype session with BCC was probably one of the most entertaining tailor sessions ever. We were able to look at and choose colors. Shaz knows her stuff regarding fabrics and weights, and we picked out what promised to be a great looking 3 piece suit. Despite the awkwardness of Shaz’s erstwhile assistant (that would have been me) trying to measure Pam, we did get pretty accurate measurements. Several weeks later, voila, a wonderfully fitted suit for Pam. It fit so well, we didn’t even need any additional tailoring.

We look forward to getting many other garments from Butch Clothing Company in the future.

Pam and Helen- Los Angeles CA- Video Skype Clients

Pam & Helen (June 2012)

Three cheers for the BCC! Not only did I get an awesome suit but an excellent, professional service. In Arnold’s famous words ‘I’ll be back’…very soon for another. Thanks Shaz for working with me to get a perfect fit!
Carol Lennon- Dorset UK

Carol Lennon (Feb 2012)

Shaz, what can I say? have just reached home and what is the first thing I do? (apart from put the football on!) I have put the suit back on. It is cut and made perfectly and I have finally found a suit that makes me feel confident as it embodies who I am. Thank you and I definitely recommend women to come see you.
Monique- London

Monique Reid (June 2012)

My suit for my wedding arrived this past Friday and it is AWESOME! Thank you BCC for creating the BEST suit I have ever owned in my life! Everything went so smoothly, from our Skype consult to the delivery 9 weeks later to the US! Thank you BCC!
Kathleen Garrison- USA Skype Client

KP Garrison ( April 2012)

Just wanted to say a massive Thank You for my amazing suit and shirt. I had looked all over for a suit, but to no avail, then I contacted Shaz and my dream suit, started to become a reality. Shaz travelled to my hometown to take measurements and talked me through all the options, within 8 weeks she was back, with the finished bespoke suit and it is just brilliant, as is the shirt. I can’t thank you enough Shaz, you are such a professional, patient and really friendly person and I will be calling on your services again that’s for certain.
Three cheers for The BCC
Sandra Allen- Hull, Yorkshire

Sandra Allen (March 2012)

The suit my wife wore on our wedding day was amazing and she looked stunning……..well done shaz………highly recommended………thank you xxx
Sophie Hamilton – Wife of our Client Vicky Hamilton

Sophie Hamilton (November 2011)

Absolutely love my new suit from the BCC! I had never worn one before but Shaz was brilliant and talked me through all the options very patiently! Would never look anywhere else next time I need a suit. Fantastic company and a lovely woman behind it, thank you so much.
Toni Ridley Hall- South Coast UK

Toni Ridley Hall (August 2011)

Shaz, I wanted to thank you for everything you did. My suit fits me perfect and Im so glad that I could buy myself a suit
and not have to go to the store and hope it fits me without looking like a box. You were friendly and professional and made sure that
I got what I wanted for my big day. Karen was very happy she loved my suit.
Lori – An American living with her wife Karen in Essex

Lori Carrier (May 2012)

We visited Shaz Riley at the Butch Clothing Company in 2012 to be fitted for our wedding suits, we found her service to be first class. We liked the fact we could go to her and have a one to one meeting going through all the suit options, choices, colours and styles etc. We found Shaz to be very friendly and took her time to go over everything and went the extra mile to make us feel comfortable. We recently went back to collect our suits and they are wonderful, we are very happy and very much looking forward to our wedding day to wear them! Thanks so much Shaz for a first class service we would highly recommend you keep up the good work. Sue and Jackie – London (Photos to follow after September Wedding)

Sue Bailey & Jackie Mendoza (June 2012)


I went in to see Shaz and was totally apprehensive as I thought what I wanted was totally impossible and I worried that I would never get the “right” suit for my special day. I wore a lot of suits for work for years and although they were fine in places they never fully fit …. So for my big day I decided to do it “properly” and get measured.
All I can say is…. wow it was more than worth it. The whole experience was great, from the moment I walked in. Shaz took the time to know exactly what I wanted and made what I wanted possible. She measured every inch to make it fit perfectly and let me choose every single detail of the suit and all the fabrics etc.

I couldn’t recommend the BCC more I will only ever buy my suits there now , a top company run by a top individual who has taken ladies suit making to a whole new dimension and boy am I glad she did!!!

Thanks Shaz for making the perfect suit for the best day of my life !

Vicky Hamilton (September 2011)

Both of us originally had full video Skype consultations which was easy & fun and a great experience and then, although Shaz is happy to send the garments to the US and Skype a fitting, we decided to hop across, and collect our garments.

Traveling to England to meet Shaz and pick up our bespoke suits was an absolute pleasure and worth every penny! The clothes are beautiful and so exceptionally made- and Shaz is fabulous to work with! We ordered more clothes when we collected our first order and are now planning on ordering more and making another trip across the pond!

Shannon and Erika, Arizona USA

Having never bought a suit before, I approached Shaz at the Butch Clothing Company for an initial consultation. I went into that consultation not knowing the first thing about suits or what I wanted, however I left feeling confident about my decision.
From my first conversation and throughout the whole process, Shaz was absolutely brilliant and each meeting was relaxed and unhurried.
The suit is perfectly fitted, the material is excellent and it is comfortable to wear. As soon as I got it home I wore it all evening!
Thank you Shaz!

Toni Ridley-Hall (September 2011)

Received my suit mid-September and it’s been my go-to formal wear ever since; I’ve never had something fit me so well. I was nervous about getting fitted for a suit but Shaz was friendly and professional throughout; I’ll definitely be back. Thank you so much!

Rei Haberberg (Facebook January 2011)

I bought a shirt and waistcoat for my graduation a couple of weeks ago and they were great. Both fit me really well, and even my mother commented on how nice I looked! It’s great to have a shirt that actually works with a tie and suits my body, so I can have the look I want. Will be buying more shirts when I have the money :)

Katie Rutlidge (Facebook January 2011)


Excellent Wedding Suit Shaz; thanks very much, will be returning for my tweed jacket in the next few weeks

Second Order

Really happy with the tweed jacket Shaz; yet again fantastic service. A turnaround of 3 weeks amazing… can’t wait to show it off at the Broken Rainbow fundraiser next weekend xx

Jo Barringer (Facebook August/November 2011)


Pre Wedding
Shaz – Thank you so much for the beautiful suit! Working with you was nothing short of awesome. Your professionalism and service combined with the quality of your work is unmatched and I can’t wait to order from you again.

Post Wedding
Love my suit from BCC – Shaz and her team are FANTASTIC. Thanks for the beautiful suit and can’t wait to order more from you…!

Jess was a video Skype client from Florida

Jess Resch (Facebook March 2011)

After years of lurking around the M&S men’s department struggling to buy clothes that my partner is comfortable in, but which never really fit her properly, it was very exciting and refreshing to stumble across an advertisement for The Butch Clothing Company. We were able to make a quick and convenient appointment with Shaz in the BCC’s Brighton based consultation rooms. The consultation was wonderful; Shaz made both of us feel extremely comfortable from the outset and really knew her stuff. Along with a vast knowledge of the intricacies of made-to-measure suit design, Shaz has an implicit understanding of the needs of the butch woman, which made the whole process really relaxing. Imagine the joy of not having to explain ourselves after so many years of changing room misunderstandings and awkward sales assistants. As well as being an expert in her field, Shaz is also a really lovely person and spent plenty of time talking us through the process; at no point did we feel rushed or pressured, and she also thoughtfully took my feedback into account and at no point made me feel like ‘the interfering wife’, in fact the whole design process felt very collaborative with Shaz using expertise to gently guide us. The suit itself is absolutely stunning. It fits like a glove and has received innumerable compliments. It is truly stylish and timeless and also can be worn in many different ways, making it versatile and appropriate for all occasions. The quality of the pieces is evident and I anticipate them being worn again and again over many years to come. I wouldn’t hesitate to highly recommend the BCC and would like to sincerely thank Shaz for providing not only a gorgeous suit but also a memorable experience and an invaluable service to butch women everywhere. Lots of love, Jayney and Vic xxx

Jane and Vic Workman-Burns (December 2010)

I contacted the Butch Clothing Company when I wanted to a suit for my Civil Ceremony. Shaz was able to give advice about the different types of suits, materials and the best choices for me. I’ve never purchased a bespoke suit before, so I was unsure as to what exactly to expect. I found Shaz at BCC to be professional, friendly and well informed about her products, and suits. There was a wide range of choices, and I was able to find the perfect suit and shirt for our wedding. In addition, the accessories that BCC supply created a great finishing touch to a well made suit that I know will last for years. It was money well spent.

This was my first suit from BCC, but I know it won’t be my last. My only problem is that I’m spoilt for choice, and can’t decide what to buy next! But I suspect it will be one of the beautifully made sport jackets.

I can’t recommend the clothes from BCC enough, I’ve never owned a suit that fit so well, and looked so good. There’s no other company for women like it. BCC have a unique understanding of what it is that butch women are looking for in their clothes. Having purchased a suit from Shaz, I would not waste my time, or money going elsewhere, as I know I would not find something that looks even half as good!

Jackie Malcolm-Howes June 2011

A million thanks, Shaz, we had the best day of our lives AND we were dressed to kill, thanks to you! And we can’t wait to get our gladrags back for our second big party in Glasgow in June!

The Butch Clothing Company rocks!

Frances Traynor (Facebook April 2011)

When Debbie and I set the date for our civil partnership, we knew we wanted to have suits made for the big day but didn’t have a clue at that point where we’d get them from. Then we read a feature in Diva magazine about the Butch Clothing Company and it seemed serendipity. Shaz was incredibly helpful and friendly from the moment we contacted her and made what had seemed an intimidating process at other tailors a much more relaxed and welcoming experience. We were impressed with the choice of fabrics, finishing touches and designs the Butch Clothing Company offered, while Shaz was incredibly professional in discussing our choices. The fitting was a fun afternoon for both us as we found ourselves – probably for the first time ever! – getting excited about clothes. Both of us fell in love with our suits the minute we saw them and what a super service from Shaz, who personally delivered them to our home (we did make her dinner!) and made sure we were both completely happy with the finished product. On our big day in Brighton in April 2011, everyone loved our bespoke suits and we both felt like a million dollars, thanks to Shaz and the Butch Clothing Company.

Fran Traynor & Debbie Browett, West Sussex (Sept 2011)

I received my “garments”, as Shaz calls them, yesterday, and they are fantastic. The suit fits perfectly, as do the shirts. The fabrics are beautiful, I love how it is all constructed, and it’s wonderful to have clothes that really fit ME

Deirdre is a Client from the USA who had a consultation in London and then had her garments posted for fitting

Deirdre Kane (Facebook January 2011)

I’m in love with my new suit! It will be the touch that makes the day just perfect – can’t wait to swish down the aisle in it!

Debbie Browett (Facebook March 2011)

Hi Shaz-Thanks for posting our picture on your Facebook page. We just wanted to Thank You so much for our beautiful outfits. You offer such a professional service. It was really nice to have you help us with ideas on colour and what would look good. You really care not only about getting everything right but about your clients. The Butch Clothing Company took the stress out of organising our outfits and I’m sure that many other people will benefit from your service. I can’t wait to order more clothes from you!!!! Thank you again

Claire Roker (Facebook July 2011)