Our History


Our beginnings ...

Payne Tailoring was established in 1969 by Burt Payne and still remains at the same location. Remarkably, Burt was well into his 80s before he was ready to hang up his tape measure.

In 1997 Nasir Ali took over the reins and set about refining aspects of the business especially the bespoke experience.

So that the clientele, private or corporate, will always be assured of quality and attention to detail.

Our Team


Our culture ...

Each of our staff contribute something unique and special to the team. Our longest serving member has been with us for 18 years.

By combining both experience and skill we are able to achieve excellence in design and quality of finish.

The connection with our client is very important to us – bespoke tailoring interprets both physical proportion and the client’s character into the cut of the cloth and fine design.

Our Clients


Our Clientele ...

The many different garments that we create make us unique and sought after locally and internationally.

Below are some examples:

  • Business suits
  • Formal dress - morning suit, dinner suit, wedding attire
  • Highland dress - argyle jacket, Prince Charlie jacket
  • Costume - TV, movies, theatre
  • Theatre
  • Dancing - ballroom, latin, salsa, ceroc

What our clients say