About Us

November 2015, and our founder Simon Whitaker had sadly and very suddenly lost his father. Bob was an extremely popular, dapper chap and Simon wanted to look his absolute best for the funeral. After walking around Newcastle for hours searching for a beautiful tie clip and pocket square, Simon left disappointed. One store had the right style but not the colour he had in mind; another store had beautiful colours but not the style he loved.


Later, Simon thought, “I think I’d like to source some men’s accessories - I just can’t find what I want”. He thought of a name, and Master Debonair (MD) was born with a few accessories, a Facebook page, and a couple of mood boards.


Since that day, he never looked back. Coming from humble beginnings and often calling on Simon’s stepmother to cover a shift at the shop so he could run to the post office and send the online orders.


More recently, Master Debonair achieved Business of the Year at the Best of South Tyneside Awards, who commended their excellent customer service both in-store and online. Building a reputation takes time, and it is the trust that MD customers place in the company, that pushes the team to deliver only the best, from campaign to customer care.

Their Ethos Has Remained

One thing we've never changed is their ethos: their belief in differentiating by detail and welcoming everyone into MD. This includes staff, suppliers and of course, customers, whom we want to feel comfortable as if they were coming into our home.

With Simon’s style and attention to detail across all aspects of the business, Bob’s constant influence. We love what we do and feel thankful every day.


Great customer service…I was in and out of the shop with everything I needed in great time and very happy..highly recommend and wish I could have stayed longer to check out the shop properly... Definitely will be back..

Brilliant looking suit, and better customer service

Excellent products, second to none for style and fit, and very helpful.

Great service, cracking choice of suits, well priced and the staff were very attentive to my requirements and offered sound advice regarding accessories. Overall, a very pleasant experience and the suit received plenty of compliments. Will be visiting again in...

As always the service was second to none . Listened to what I wanted and delivered - Thank you MD

The guys there are utterly brilliant. Can't reccomend them highly enough. Quality suits and togs and first class service.

Never ever feel out of place in Master Debonair, everyone treats you like family. Nothing is ever to much, they are just 1st class, wouldn’t go anywhere else, and always recommend others to the stores.