What is bespoke?

The old English word "bespoke" refers to a cloth that has been spoken for or reserved, and in tailoring culminates in a unique, handcrafted garment made expressly for a client. 

The bespoke suit, with its exquisite fabrics & finish, was once reserved for the wealthy style connoisseur. Today, bespoke tailoring is a growing trend among professional ladies & gentlemen, looking beyond the regular off the peg or ‘made to measure’ garment.

Traditional bespoke clothing begins with an individual pattern prepared to the client's measurements. This distinct characteristic separates bespoke from the ‘made to measure' adjusted block pattern system. 

Bespoke tailoring involves a series of fittings - typically 3-4 & sometimes more depending on the complexity of the client's requirements. The sequence of fittings allows the garment to be tailored to perfection.

A bespoke suit, cut to exact measurements, results in a garment that is unique & beautiful. Bespoke offers clients who appreciate premium quality clothing, garments that are precisely designed, cut, fitted & made – a very special experience. 

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