On Monday March 18, 2013 David Gandy, clad in a bespoke gunmetal blue suite by Thom Sweeney, was a presenter at the 2013 Golden Shears Awards. The Golden Shears Award is a bespoke tailoring competition held at the Merchant Taylor's Hall every two years. All three top prizes went to women in the bespoke industry. Top prize went to Emily Squires. The Golden Shears prize is decided by two expert panels: one of Savile Row insiders and another of celebrities including Johanna Lumley, Raymond Blanc, Hilary Alexander and Nick Hewer.