Louise Spencer-Stevens (Lou/ Mrs English Gentleman)
Maybe you are here on our site because you’ve heard about our range of handcrafted products and simply want to browse. Or, maybe you are struggling to find the perfect accessories for your wedding or special occasion. Either way, we can help you. We understand the frustration had when you find the perfect outfit on Pinterest, then realise you can’t actually purchase it. With this in mind, we have launched on social media #waystowearwednesday. Here, you can be inspired with accessory styling ideas and suggestions. But here is the best bit…you can actually buy what you see, all in one place.
So why the English Gentleman?
In 2011, I married my other half, Bradley. We had a charming English wedding in the heart of the Cotswolds. We both enjoyed planning, even down to the finer details, including the grooms outfit. My hubby is also in the clothing industry, so to put it mildly, he is passionate about what he wears. This shopaholic of mine drove me mad selecting his outfit for the big day. The suit took longer to pick than the wedding dress, and the tie, well…it was a nightmare. I was forever searching, buying and ordering a selection for his approval. Nothing made the grade, so we settled for an average tie.
So, here I am, six years later, making sure you don’t just settle. The name and ethos of English Gentleman was inspired by Ronnie D. He is my adopted Grandad by choice because he’s jolly and lovely. When I think of a true English Gentleman, I think of him: awfully polite; funny; charming and most importantly, always wearing a dickie bow to dinner. Having worn a bow tie for the best part of 70 years, he is our biggest fan.
I have been a buyer for a fair few years now, living the dream. Well, most of the time; it’s not all glam! I’ve travelled around the world sourcing and buying for some of the high streets best known brands. During my career, I have also been fortunate enough to have worked with some of the industries finest. I have developed an extensive knowledge, combined with an eye for detail. This helps to ensure that we, here at English Gentleman, deliver you with the high quality, handcrafted accessories that you deserve.
Have a browse through our latest collections and if you cant find what you are looking for, please do get in touch.