Taz Kelleher
August 4, 2020

Dublin’s king of tailoring: This is what’s inside Jake McCabes wardrobe

Dublin’s king of tailoring: This is what’s inside Jake McCabes wardrobe

Taz Kelleher
August 4, 2020

Jake McCabe is the slow fashion advocate we’ve all been waiting for (he also happens to be extremely sound). Jake is the king of upcycling and tailoring and is a firm believer that any item of clothing can be made yours with just a few small tweaks. Here’s a peak at some of his favorite sustainable finds.

Man on car


My latest purchase from renowned photographer and tailor, Robert Spangle, of @thousandyardstyle and @observercollection is a pair of white Levi 501s that have been completely reworked from a larger size to create a silhouette that blends classic denim with high waisted tailoring. His military background introduces functionality and form to create something really unique and I’m very proud to support his journey with this collection. These jeans are workhorses and I’ve been wearing them consistently throughout lockdown. 
Flannel horse print shirt from @omdivaboutique was just a crazy find that I couldn’t say no to. A lightweight flannel with allayer print instead of a classic check made me stop in my tracks. Seems to have turned some heads on Instagram too 🤣
white trousers


Wide linen pants are my new go-to when I want to stay cool in the warmer weather and need something to make a statement to dress up or down. The classic shape, cut, drape and details like the double pleats make this a winner for me.


My military fatigues were bought in the Spitalfields Market last year from @beardedgypsyvintage for £30 and I’ve worn them religiously since then. They hit different than other trousers look great with suit jackets, sneakers or more classic Ivy League pieces like collared sweatshirts, shirts and loafers. The name ‘JONES 58930’ is still written inside them as a nod to who owned them before me. They are also my inspiration and base for creating my own trousers in the Grafton Academy. 

stylish man


Last but not least is my most worn piece. An OG507 Dura Press overshirt from the US army during the Vietnam War era. It’s an incredibly hardy piece and works tucked in, out or shaken all about. I’ve had it reworked by Lar from Swift Alterations on Liffey St to be a neater cut, cropped and with the removal of the sleeve cuffs so I can roll them up and keep it neat.