The symbol of the business elite is a custom-tailored suit. Custom suits are custom tailored for each person and made with the highest quality craftsmanship. However, they come at a high price. This was true even three years ago. This was true even three years ago.
Custom, made to measure and bespoke.
Today’s custom suit market offers three levels of customization: Custom, bespoke and made-to-measure. Although each process and philosophy are different in custom suit-making, they are all interchangeable. This needs to be clarified for many consumers. Bespoke is the most popular term for custom tailoring. Custom makers often use this term to describe their suits. However, they offer custom-made or made-to-measure services.
This row is known for its tailors, who have been crafting the finest custom military uniforms and suits since the late 1800s. Legend has it that custom tailors would inform customers that a particular fabric was unavailable because it had been “sold for”.
What makes a custom suit bespoke?
Custom-tailored suits require a lot of attention to detail. Every effort is made to make them perfect. Although many steps in creating a custom suit might seem excessive, this makes it unique. Three key ingredients set a bespoke suit apart from its custom and made-to-measure counterparts.
It all begins with the master tailor or pattern cutter-
It is rare and special because an artist created it. Custom and made-to-measure measurements are typically taken by a salesperson or tailor who will not be directly involved in the creation. A bespoke custom suit is impossible if Master Tailor or the actual patternmaker does not measure you.
Begin your custom suit by creating an imperfect pattern based on the client’s measurements.
To create a bespoke suit, a hand-drawn pattern must be used. Multiple fittings are required using a baste (lightly sewn) garment in order to get the pattern perfect. A ready-made pattern is adjusted to your measurements. Custom orders are delivered as a completed garment, usually without any fittings. It is only a custom-made suit if you are fitted with a half-made baste garment.
The master tailor can create custom made suits for you.
The master hand stitches the suit. This is the most distinctive characteristic of bespoke suits. The suit is made to order and customers using a mass production line process. This means that many tailors are involved in its creation.
Custom suits and made-to-measure suits are great products. They often deliver a better fit and quality than a standard suit. However, it should be marked and priced accordingly. Too many customers are sold custom products and made-to-measure items at inflated prices. Understanding the characteristics of true custom suits can help ensure you get exactly what is promised.