David started his career as an art dealer and auctioneer wearing a suit and tie everyday.
This is where he learnt that dressing the part certainly provides a competitive edge.
After all, ‘a suit is the modern-day version of armour that you wear into battle’.
He realised that ‘ready to wear’ suits hardly represented his work ethos and desire for excellence in style.
He began having his suits and shirts custom made, trying several tailors around Johannesburg and fell completely in love with the entire bespoke suit making process.
The seed was planted. There was an opportunity to make something even better.
Going on to train under one of South Africa’s top tailors – this is when he truly began his sartorial journey and practiced his craft.
Next he teamed up with two master tailors and started David Harris Custom Made.