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Norton & Sons Trotters Bag

Oct 13th, 2008 | Categories: London, Savile Row, Style, Suiting | by Michael Williams

Who says you can’t afford anything from a Savile Row tailor. The much admired tailor Norton & Sons have recently released their Trotters Bag. Per the company website. “The Trotter, the most junior rank on Savile Row, trots between cutting rooms and workrooms, carrying bundles of cloth and trimmings to the sewing tailors and returning with sewn garments. At Norton & Sons our trotters use a traditional stout canvas Trotters Bag.”

I don’t think it gets more insider than to own one of these bags, although I would much prefer to show my rank with a Norton & Sons suit.

The logo on the ‘80’s Trotter’ was the Norton & Sons shopfront logo from 1980 until 2006.

Comments: 8

8 Comments to “Norton & Sons Trotters Bag”

  1. designerman
    on Oct 13th, 2008
    @ 11:42 AM

    nice bag. talk about insider status…!

  2. steffan
    on Oct 13th, 2008
    @ 3:06 PM

    I ordered a bespoke suit from Norton & Sons this March and paid a £2k deposit.

    They told me that I woud have a first fitting in about ten weeks.

    Having sent me a a receipt they have never been in touch since.

    Norton & Sons is at best incompetent and at worst a con. I woud avoid at all costs!

  3. Michael Williams
    on Oct 13th, 2008
    @ 3:11 PM

    Okay, easy there Steffan. Maybe you are looking for

    Did you go into the shop and speak to them? Have you called? This is hardly the space to air your discontent. If you want, email me at mw [at] acontinuouslean [dot] com and I will put you in touch with Patrick the owner.


  4. JW
    on Oct 13th, 2008
    @ 4:46 PM

    I agree with MW. Patrick is doing a fantastic job upholding the traditions of Savile Row and yet he is still able to infuse it with a youthful glow. Keep up the good work. And if you are lucky enough to visit Patrick, be sure to run across the street to B Store and say hi to Kirk!

  5. Simon
    on Oct 13th, 2008
    @ 6:38 PM

    I think of preferred ways to be an “insider”.
    It just seems like greenwashing to me.

  6. Simon
    on Oct 13th, 2008
    @ 6:38 PM


  7. Will
    on Oct 13th, 2008
    @ 7:21 PM

    Norton is on their way to becoming the next Kilgour. Any advertising supply house should have canvas bags that could be imprinted with the name of defunct tailor like Scholte, for a fraction of the $150 Norton is asking for their bag.

  8. Patrick Grant
    on Oct 14th, 2008
    @ 10:00 AM

    We apologise profusely for the high cost of the bags but to date they have all been made here in the workshop.