Friendly, professional, experienced Military Tailoring conveniently situated in Gosport and HMNB Portsmouth.
Tin Trousers pride ourselves on providing an award winning tailoring service. Using the highest quality, traditional materials, methods and workmanship our work on your uniforms will be completed to an unrivalled standard.
Our order books have reopened following November Ceremonies
Current turnaround times:
Medal mounting 2-3 weeks, Striping up 4 weeks, Alterations 2-3 weeks
Urgent turnaround slots may be available for those going on deployment, please get in touch to ask.
Tin Trousers Second Hand Store is currently closed for stocktaking
If you need to find a second hand item urgently please get in touch as we will do our best to help
How It All Started
Tin Trousers was created in its original form in 2005 shortly after marrying into the Royal Navy! Originally known as Erin Military Tailoring or www.erinhird.co.uk, I started providing striping up and alterations to uniforms working from the spare bedroom in our married quarter.
It wasn't long until a growing family forced a move out of the home and into HMS Nelson Wardroom to run their Second Hand Uniform Store, known in RN circles as both "The Deadman's Chest", and Tin Trousers!
Over the last 15 years TT has grown beyond anything I could have dreamed of originally, and is continuing to go from strength to strength with a growing team of assistants to help keep the standards high and get your uniforms back to you as quickly as possible.
We strive to provide a high standard of workmanship and only use traditional methods and materials to provide the Royal Navy (and other services) with uniforms worthy of their high standards.
OUR AWARD WINNING SERVICES
Monday 1000-1700 TTHQ, Gosport
Tuesday 1000-1500 TTHQ, Gosport
Wednesday 1130-1330 Nelson WR
(appointment only - to be booked 48 hours before)
Thursday 1000-1700 TTHQ, Gosport
Friday 1000-1700 TTHQ, Gosport
AWARD WINNING TAILORING
We were recently awarded South of England "Tailoring Service of the Year" for the second year running!
HMS Nelson Wardroom
Wednesday (by appointment)
MoD Main Building
1st Tuesday each month
HMS Collingwood Wardroom
HMS Excellent Wardroom
MOD MAIN BUILDING
No appointment needed, just drop in with any tailoring requests and we will book you in and return your uniforms once complete.
10% of all courier orders will be donated to The Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity
We create bespoke cummerbunds for ships/organisations. Single sided/double sided with Female shape also available.
With bespoke embroidery or custom printed fabric we will work with you to create the perfect cummerbund for any event!
Get in touch!