Meet the Team
Our in-house team at Coopers Yard
What to say about Moto San? sartorial icon, champion Wrestler and actor!
Yoshinori Yamamoto is an enigma indeed and also the best cutter and tailor I've ever met. After all these years he still has an incredible passion for tailoring and learning. Mr Moto trained at the Famous Cutter and Tailor academy before working for Kilgour, French and Stanbury and moving on to Dougie Hayward. He would go on to work for Hayward for over 20 years.Moto is also a Specialist Womens cutter.
Shirtmaker and Production
Sheila has been with us for about 7 years now! I've known her brothers for over 20 years, the family ran a factory producing garments in the East End of London for retailers such as Libertys and Oaklands. Sheila then went on to specialise in shirtmaking producing shirts for Savile Row and Jermyn Street. Sheila and Sarah are the reason we started producing shirts at Charlie Allen. They both have incredible skills and experience which are rare to find!
Shirt cutter and Bespoke Accessories
Sarah is the Oracle when it comes to all things shirts. I met Sarah in artillery lane about 12 years ago! Unbeknownst to me she was the maker behind the ties I'd been stocking in the shop. When we finally met I insisted that she had to work with me! Together Sarah and Sheila work in sync producing the most beautiful shirts. Anything in the industry that these two don't know isn't worth knowing.
Bespoke Tailor and Showroom Manager
Liberty begun her training at Newham College before undertaking an apprenticeship on Savile Row. After qualifying as a coat maker she came over to us in Islington. Liberty is our showroom manager, helping me to run Coopers Yard alongside her coatmaking! A garment tech nerd to the the core Liberty's current obsessions include weaving and Japanese selvedge denim.