1. What do I need to know about bespoke suits?
Bespoke suits are garments made to a specific pattern drafted to the client’s own body measurements, to which cloth is then hand-cut and assembled by hand on-premise. Bespoke tailoring allows for the cutter to have multiple fittings with the client in order to nail the fit of the garment before sending it off for completion.
2. Are bespoke suits worth the price?
Bespoke suits work out economically cheaper in the long run, as most ready to wear garments do not hold any inlay & utilise fusing to give the garment shape, fusing being an adhesive that over time loses its strength and bobbles, whereas bespoke garments are not only made to the clients’ body measurements and specifications but utilise the very best materials when constructing a suit, with a proper horsehair canvas. It also allows for inlay cloth cut into the suit for futureproofing the garment allowing for letting out the suit if the customer puts on weight.
3. How long does it take to make a bespoke suit?
The process of a bespoke suit takes anywhere from 10-14 weeks to complete. This all depends on how busy the house is and the number of tailors they have available to complete jobs, as well as the client’s availability to conduct intermittent fittings.
4. How fast can a bespoke suit be made?
You do not want to rush a bespoke garment however if you are a previous customer, we can expedite it straight to finish in 6-8 weeks.
5. What's the difference between a fully bespoke and semi-bespoke suit?
Semi-bespoke suits don’t really exist, it is a pretty modern term. You can either have a bespoke suit or a made to measure suit. The difference is, that bespoke garments have a pattern drafted from scratch based on the individuals’ measurements and have multiple fittings in between to fine-tune fit & made-to-measure suiting amends an existing block pattern based on the individuals’ measurements, it also doesn’t allow for multiple fittings, its straight to finish and then alterations are made if required afterwards.
6. How do you recognise a badly made suit?
Usually, the fit and natural drape of the garment is a tell-tale sign. Most fused suits tend to bobble up as the adhesive wears out. Bespoke suits have a certain drape about them that rolls off the chest in such a way, whereas most poorly made suits just stick to the chest flat without any shape or ‘bounce’ to it.