His career began as a shirtmaker in his native home of Manchester in North West England from where, in the early 1990's, he was making regular trips to London, Paris and New York, furnishing private clients with handmade bespoke shirts and neckties.
Knowing that, in the bespoke theatre, the shirtmaker always plays second fiddle to the maestro tailor, David decided to extend his repertoire. Risking the shirt on his back, he moved to London and entered the inner sanctum of Savile Row to learn and understand the skills executed by the masters of the sartorial universe, working alongside Anthony Sinclair's former apprentice, Richard W Paine, who had taken over the business when Anthony retired in 1982.
Some 30 years after Anthony Sinclair's retirement, David has joined the company with a commitment to preserve the founder's philosophy, maintain his standards and continue to produce timeless, classic clothing for a new generation of modern men.
In the late 1950's from his bespoke tailoring premises on Conduit Street in Mayfair, Anthony Sinclair created a classic, pared down shape, which became known as the Conduit Cut.
Sean Connery adopted the look, and wore Sinclair suits for all of his appearances as James Bond (Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever).
The style is timeless, and as fresh today as it was when 007 first stepped onto the screen in 1962. When Sinclair retired, his shears were handed down to his apprentice, Richard W. Paine, who continues to work for the company today, maintaining the standard of exemplary quality and style set by the master.
In order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Aston Martin in 2013, Anthony Sinclair has produced its very first piece of ready-to-wear tailoring - a reproduction of the Cavalry Twill trousers worn by Sean Connery as he navigates his Aston around the Swiss Alps during a scene from Goldfinger.