Mei is capable of cutting men's and women's clothes but is smartly focusing on women's clothing, bringing in a new set of clientele that normally does not frequent Savile Row. As the photos below suggest, she's creating some very smart, striking jackets inspired by the equestrian side of Savile Row's history.
Below is Mei's winning entry in the 2011 Golden Shears competition.
W&J is making their first NYC trip in a few years this March. Incidentally, we were chatting about overcoats and got on the topic of heavyweight overcoatings. In particular, James shared that the stock of traditional British warm overcoating is slowly dwindling (down to something like 30 yards if I remember correctly). Cutting this woolen fleece or melton fabric is like cutting a carpet, and rather painful on the fingers doing the cutting.