The term bespoke tailoring is often misunderstood. The actual definition simply means made to special order and therefore any made-to-measure garment could be described in this way. In the tailoring world however the traditional makers prefer to reserve the term “bespoke” for a garment that is hand cut from a drafted pattern and hand tailored with several fittings. This method usually has a fully canvassed jacket and relies upon the cutter using his individual art to create the shape together with the tailor using sewing and pressing skills to shape fabric rather than simply assemble it.
This more expensive method of tailoring is available in our own workroom for around £3000 for a two piece suit. Bespoke work is a traditional art and we believe is more suited to traditional fabrics, usually with a little more weight than is the fashion today. 12-13oz worsteds or heavier tweeds are very pleasing when made in this manner but we recommend 8oz high twist lightweights should be made on our computer cut system with the addition of full canvas and hand holes for a softer handle.