Advice from our bespoke tailor
Our tailor serves as your personal counsel in providing the perfect fit while making you look your best. Selecting customizable features is a large part of the process and having years of experience is invaluable when making your decisions. Our tailor is able to take all of your ideas and bring them together to match your style.
Bespoke tailoring involves designing, cutting and fitting every element to assemble the finest looking garments that are made to fit with perfection. The process of building a bespoke suit is more involved than custom because there are no pre-existing specifications to make the suit. The tailor and the client are the sole creators of the garment. The design and the features are selected and fashioned from an idea rather than a template.
When a client builds his second suit, the suit is usually a step up from the first because of the learning curve one experiences building suits. The second suit is usually a better piece based on realizing what you like and didn’t from the first. A bespoke tailor has had hundreds, maybe thousands of suits in experience making the guidance provided of substantial value when it comes to assembling fabric and ideas together.
The bespoke tailoring process is one of the most defining elements that surround the level of comfort when making suits. The way the suit is constructed is built around the client. The client’s ideas and thoughts are custom fit to his body. There are numerous phases the suit must go through in order to become a finished product and the client must come in for fittings at various stages. Each of these fittings is intended to perfect the shape of the suit and make it as close to the shape of the client’s body as possible.
The basting fitting is a well-known part of the bespoke process. It involves the client trying on the canvas of the suit. Canvas has traditionally been made from horsehair and is a major element that separates the highest level of comfort and fit in a suit from any other. The canvas allows the suit to move in sync with the body so the suit maintains a tailored shape as the body moves. The foundational elements of the suit are sewn together with basting thread which is an unfinished look yet very necessary in order to achieve the highest level of comfort.
Choosing the features of your handmade suits is a personal part of the process but a bespoke tailor will know how to guide you in making the right decisions. A good tailor will be able to take all of your ideas and bring them together in a way that results in the best look for you. Building a suit that is designed by you and made to fit at the highest level is the beauty of bespoke tailoring.