Testimonials – what the customer says…
A happy client is a loyal customer!
Why take our word for it? Here is a selection of 100% organic feedback!
“The day I met Adam and tried on his suits was the day i finished spending half my life looking for well made, well cut suits of pretty damned amazing taste and design. All the other’s I wasted time on, pale at the side of his clothing, he makes you look great effortlessly, I wear Adam’s suits and shirts almost ALL the time… I have to sleep… he also has the added benefit of being one of the nicest guys you could possibly meet and I truly mean that, I could not rate him high enough even if i tried, if you like great mens clothing… go see Adam… the end”
Name: Ian Banks, Lancashire
“It’s very refreshing to find a guy with a true understanding of the early to mid sixties style. His suits have a beautifully tailored cut with exquisite detail and all this without breaking the bank. Adam is a diamond geezer whose clothes turn heads, what more can I say.”
I’m back in Ireland and I just want to let you know how pleased I am with the suit and other gear that I bought from you last week. For the first time ever, I really feel like I’ve got authentic, proper, quality Mod gear. As your own logo says, I feel the dogs bo***x in it. I’ve put up your shop as a new topic on the Vespa Club of Ireland’s Forum which is used by most scooterists.. .I’ll do the same on the Lambretta Club of Ireland. This is what I posted on the websites: Acting on the sound advice of Joe Kinsella, I had the privillege last week of shopping in what has to be thee ultimate Mod shop on the planet, Adam Shener of London’s Portobello Road. With all respect to other shops in the town or online stores, I’m afraid these shops are nothing in comparison to the sheer quality and attention to detail contained in each and every item of clothing within his store. The day I was there, Adam had just kitted out The Specials guitarist that morning for their Glastonbury gig that night. I cannot over-state how good the gear is within this man’s shop, you really need to see it to believe it. This man is the real deal, a gent and is truly passionate about QUALITY clothing. Check out the website, he has an online store and tells me that he does send quite a bit of gear to Ireland. If you’re vsiting London, his store is well worth a visit. You will not be disappointed.”
Name: Heather and Mark Mathews, Essex
“Adam Of Portobello offers a unique and top class experience to any man looking to purchase ‘sharp’ clothing. As soon as you enter the premises you are given a friendly greeting and are then free to take in the delights of the clothes and accessories which are beautifully presented. Adam does not go in for the hard sales approach simply-imo- because there is no need. The materials he uses and designs of the threads sell themselves. We have visited the shop twice in one week. The first time there were three very cool mod blokes in our company, two of whom purchased suits and other items. My husband Mark was unsure of the fit of his trousers when we got home to Essex. Was this a problem? Not at all. Adam has all but bespoke the trousers to perfection and to save us another journey into West London, he is sending the trousers to Mark by post. A top class shopping experience for any self-respecting mod bloke. Oh and the wives too.”
“Adam sorted out the suits for my 60s Mod Wedding. Aside from the quality of the Suits / Shirts and the achievement of the required sharp look, my visits to Portobello also added enjoyment to the Wedding preparations as a result of Adams friendly demeanour! Highly recommended.”
Name: Shaun Delaney (Rough Trade Records)
“Attempted and failed for years to buy a proper suit like this…now I can’t bloody stop buying them! they truly are the real deal, or the mutts as Adam would say. Pop down to the shop for a proper threads shopping experience – you won’t be disappointed. The suits really are that good, and you’ll find shirts, coats and other accessories that are wholly authentic and pretty unique, too. Don’t tell everybody mind!”
Name: Andy Pollard, Kettering
“It was my sister who told me about this shop, so I needed to check it out,now I am extremely fussy and to be honest there ain’t much that ticks my box… ADAMS’, first impression, I’m going to buy a suit from here was the thought in my head, I was greeted by Adam and straight away i knew he was an ex-mod well… still is, I suppose, for an off the peg suit these are the business, he will often keep me informed on new fabrics etc… a must for any mod…”
Name: Johnny 5 aka John, USA
“Adam you absolutely rock, thank you, thank you, thank you for putting this together! I received your goods this morning and my Lord you know how to pack a suit and accessories to perfection! That was a very fast delivery, I’m impressed as were my friends! I really like the suit especially the tapered cut at the waist of the coat and the way the trousers are creased up the front, very slick and nothing like I’ve seen over here in the states! Thumbs up also on the great ties and round collared white shirt you selected to go with the sharp pinstripes, thank you! You’ve got great taste! I knew I was in good hands! No doubt I’ll be back for more purchases when my budget allows, times are tough over here right now economically but life is short right!