A: Bespoke is the British term for an item that is made to order. It is most commonly used to refer to the creation of one’s own suit.
Q: What is the difference between ‘Made to Measure’, ‘Custom’, and ‘Bespoke’?
A: Made to Measure means there are symmetrical adjustments in the girth(s) and length(s) of patterns that already exist. This makes made-to-measure extremely limited. Typically adjustments cannot be made for the shoulder slope, posture, or any other asymmetrical irregularities with your body.
Custom has the ability to mean anything from choosing the lining, pocket and lapel sizes, to finding buttons give a suit maker the ability to say it is custom made. When you get down to the nitty gritty, it means you get to make some of the choices, but the suit is not made specifically for your body.
Bespoke is the process of fully creating a suit from start to finish. Your suit maker begins by taking 100’s of measurements in order to create a pattern specifically for your body structure. Unfortunately, as the years have passed, the word bespoke has lost its meaning. With my bespoke process you get a true bespoke experience. You will feel the difference when you try on your first bespoke suit.
Q: How long does it take to get to get my suit?
A: The first fitting will take approximately an hour and half to get all of the required measurements. We will go over the specific requests for fitting, the type of fabric you would like, and any garments you may want to order. The turnaround time is typically around 4-8 weeks, depending on the time of year. Once your garment arrives, we will schedule a final fitting to ensure your new suit provides you with perfect results.