A full set of forty measures are taken during the first consultation to ascertain shape, posture, balance and proportion. A paper pattern is then drafted, unique to the customer. For the first fitting the suit is taken to a baste, with an unlined jacket to demonstrate and refine the shape and style.
William Westmancott is a Savile Row craftsman and almost certainly the UK’s most expensive bespoke tailor.
He trained for 10 years in two of Savile Row’s most prestigious houses before launching his own 6 years ago.
The men's suit is really an amazing garment with a long history. A friend of mine calls it the "Mercedes in men's clothing". Here are 4 interesting facts about the men's suit that may be you didn't know.
James Sleater from the Cad & The Dandy in Savile Row outlines the key differences between a sports coat vs a blazer and the single breasted and double breasted jackets.
James Sleater from the Cad & The Dandy on Savile Row explains the correct suit arm length for a jacket.
Sleeve length is an important one, you’re looking for about quarter to half an inch of shirt cuff to show. Some people like to show a bit more, some people are a bit more conservative and show a little bit less.
For the vents you’ve got 3 different choices, the most popular is double vents where the jacket has two slits either side. That’s good for several reasons. The jacket can break in three places so when you sit it will crease less but actually you can more often get it a little bit snugger through here, you’ve got more control across the cloth.
Since 1842, the Dormeuil name has been associated with the finest fabrics for men's clothing of classic elegance and impeccable cut. Softness, comfort and refinement; a Dormeuil suit provides incomparable ease, and enhances the personality of the man who wears it.
In the second video from the Tailoring Series, James Sleater from Cad & The Dandy outlines the difference between the 3 main types of lapel.
The Chicago-based bespoke tailor offers a complete range of bespoke men's clothing, including: suits, shirts and dress shirts, tuxedos, sport coats and blazers, slacks and pants, overcoats, accessories.
Sciamat offers handmade men's suit jackets, pants, coats, shirts and accessories. A tailoring where the suit responds really and only to the desires of the man who wears it.
James Sleater the owner of the Cad & The Dandy on Savile Row providing insights into how a how a jacket should fit.
Oscar Hunt uses the world's most luxurious fabrics milled in Italy and the UK (Dormeuil, Huddersfield Cloth, Ariston and Solbiati), combined with leading made-to-measure technology and construction techniques.
Wittmann Custom Tailoring is a Dayton-based men's fashion atelier, owned by tailor John Wittmann, whose grandfather and great grandfather were also custom tailors in the city.
A Suit That Fits offers individually hand tailored suits to perfectly fit your frame, budget and personal style, with over 40 billion style combinations available.
Brand's made-to-measure collection fulfils all aspects of gentleman's wardrobe needs from suits and shirts to trousers and overcoats. Sourcing only the finest fabrics from the UK, Europe and the rest of the world the atelier can ensure a wide selection to meet all your sartorial and budgetary requirements.
D. Jones' Bench-Made suit making process uses all of the measurements, art and preferences of custom suit making, but your suit is made by a tailor and a sewing machine with hand finishing. Bench-made suits are handmade, therefore, they are luxury suits for men.
Since 2003, Brodeur Carvell has served the needs of Southwest Florida residents & visitors with fine apparel for business and pleasure. Co-owner Ron Brodeur's focus is on Made-to-Measure and Custom Clothing.
'Our client's image is our business. We provide the wardrobe that will make you the best dressed person in whatever room you walk into', says Jay Lombardo, the owner of Lombardo Custom Apparel. A Dallas-based brand, which for the past 25 years dresses Politicians, CEOs, Entertainers and Super Bowl Champions.
Orazio Luciano has been making high quality formal and casual garments for the elegant man since early 1990s. Refined classicism and a touch of technical virtuosity are keynotes of the brand and the Neapolitan flair is always there, present in each detail.
Atelier's Made in Chicago bespoke custom suits are fully handmade. The fabric range varies from Guabello Super 180s and Ermenegildo Zegna cloths to year round Super 120s wools & blends, linens, bamboos, and Scottish Wools.
'Because we are a personal boutique operation focused on high-end clientele we limit the number of clients we serve to ensure our clients receive the best, most responsive service possible'.
Whether you need a suit for a new job or you're looking to update your wardrobe, you'll be able to find anything you need with Gariani Menswear (Dallas,TX).
Since 1989, the team at David August has skillfully crafted the finest custom men's wardrobes. Led by CEO David August Heil, the brand provides tailor-made suits for the most distinguished of business leaders, sports professionals and entertainers.
I have selected photos of children in suits to show you how cute a child looks in this classic outfit.
Dress historian Professor Christopher Breward is the author of a new book, which covers all four centuries of this enduring element of men's fashion, called "The Suit: Form, Function, Style." He says that the suit "denotes truths that are greater than a basic meeting of cloth, scissors and thread."
Founded in 1992, Roderick Charles has grown to seven outlets located throughout the square mile, London’s West End and Battersea and, of course our website. From its roots in bespoke tailoring Roderick Charles now offers a full ready to wear collection.
Brent Wilson offers Made To Order Suits in 6 individual suit styles...
Ethan Todd Custom Shirtmakers and Clothiers (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA) is owned by Todd Feldman - a bespoke tailor with more than 30 years of experience and a list of customers including CEOs of major corporations, bankers, lawyers, industrialists, politicians, doctors.
The boutique's digital design tool 'The Studio' (launched in Fall 2015) allows you to see the finished product before you place your order. Next one of atelier's experts takes your measurements to guarantee perfect fitting and total comfort.
Full Canvassed Construction is standard on all London Bespoke Club suits. A full-canvas garment lasts longer, breathes better, loses its wrinkles quickly, and allows for more natural movement and drape because its hand-sewn layers can move independently of one another.
Chase Thomas Founders, Tom and Meredith Ulrich, share a passion for the design and manufacture of luxury men's and women's custom made clothing. From timeless classics to the latest trend-setting looks, at Chase Thomas you will find fabrics from the world's finest mills.
Well Suited can help you create that positive first and lasting impression by planning your entire wardrobe, all from the convenience of your home or office. Atelier's consultants will help you with the process of building your wardrobe, ensuring that it compliments your lifestyle and existing attire.
Established October, 2005 with a desire to help discerning men show everyone who meets them that they care about the image they portray. Alexander & Laine garments are created from hand picked fabric mills from around the world and made by craftsman, not machines.
Alan Michaels Design taps into the aesthetic of bespoke Saville Row tailoring. Company's focus is high-end men's suiting and shirting, and they also offer a line of accessories including 'made-to-order' footwear.
McMahan's Sartoriale and McM Apparel Group are a culmination of both formal education and 15 plus years of serving within the retail, buying, and manufacturing sectors of the industry.
Rudy Martinez began working as a master designer in 1986 with Martinez Custom Clothier in Baton Rouge, LA. He has been in the custom clothing business for over twenty five years.
The owner of William T. Clothiers, Todd Baldwin, has been in the menswear business for over 25 years. He provides to his clients perfectly fitting custom-made attire, matching their lifestyle.
Kingford Bavender is a US-based certified Master Custom Clothier with more than 20 years of experience in the field of men's custom clothing. He is trained in coordination of color, texture and fit and manages to deliver quality custom tailored ensembles, meeting customer's unique needs.
A Hand Tailored Suit is a Dublin-based atelier, creating custom-made bespoke garments for Men, Women & Children. The brand offers perfectly fitting handmade garments for all types of occasions.
California-based fashion atelier Grooms Grotto offers custom suits for grooms and their groomsmen. The idea of the brand is to offer an extraordinary experience for the soon-to-be-husbands, giving them some special men time with their best friends, while customizing perfectly-fitting suits for each one.
One really well-fitting suit can help every man feel more confident, stylish and therefore - successful. In this video you'll find 7 easy-to-follow basic tips concerning dressing for formal occasions.
Cicchini Custom Clothier (Birmingham, Michigan, UK) offers fine fabric, detailed construction and customized fit for men and women - from suits and shirts to shoes and accessories. Find out the beginning of the bespoke tailoring process reviled by the Atelier's Head Tailor, Nino Xhemali.
The jacket should fit you in the shoulder: it should hug your shoulders and encourage you to hold yourself upright. You should not be able to do an over arm throw comfortably in your jacket but you should be able to raise your arms.
True Savile Row bespoke and Semi Bespoke (made-to-measure) men's suits and shirts, created in collaboration between the master tailor's skills and client's preferences.
The term Bespoke originated in the world-renowned Savile Row of London, referring to a multi-stage measuring process. Bespoke refers to making clothing from scratch by a custom tailor. This ensures the perfect fit along with any customized details chosen by the client.
Richard Anderson is a leading independent bespoke tailoring house on Savile Row, producing only high quality garments and accessories. At the atelier you could find fully bespoke, custom (made-to-measure) and ready-to-wear pieces, made of finest fabrics.
Higgins & Brown is a Savile Row tailor offering made-to-measure and bespoke garments, finished and ready to wear within 5 to 6 weeks (for MTM). The atelier offers to its customers classic English tailoring combined with respect to men's personality and preferences.
Daniel and Lade is the leading online tailor made-to-measure retail platform in the UK for bespoke, custom men's suits. The company aims to offer, easy and affordable for customers, high quality tailor-made custom clothing and accessories for special occasions and everyday life.
A well-made suit can be distinguished by the details. One of the features of a high quality custom suit are the 'Working cuffs' - the suit sleeve buttons that are functional and work.
Stefano Ricci is an Italian menswear designer with more than 30 years of experience. His eponymous brand (which is one of the Top 20 European made-to-measure men's suit brands) was created with the idea of offering 'the highest standards of the hand-made tradition'.