A good suit is all about detail. Once you have decided on the fundamentals – double or single breasted jacket, flat front or pleated trousers – the focus shifts to things like the width of the lapel, the angle of the pockets, colour of the buttons, colour of the lining, turn-ups or not. The possibilities are endless and can seem daunting, especially when it is the first suit you are having made. But we are there to help with the process, and all these small details make the suit unique and give a sense of ownership to the wearer.
The usual price for a bespoke suit is £4500 to £5000 depending on the fabric requirements. It isn't really possible to make it any more affordable - a lot of time and hand work goes into creating a bespoke suit, and once you start compromising in these areas it is no longer bespoke. Made to measure sits between bespoke and ready to wear and allows a degree of personalisation. This is a more affordable option as there is less time involved.
The suit making process can be length. If it is the first time a client has ordered a bespoke suit from us, the first point of contact will be with the consultant who will spend time assessing your requirements and identify where the suit will be worn. Time is spent looking at fabrics and discussing style and details. Following this, an introduction is made to the cutter who will take all the measurements he needs to start the suit. Approximately 4 weeks later, the customer returns for a first fitting. The suit will be in quite a raw state and it is also a chance to make adjustments and changes, quite significant style changes can be made at this stage. Quite often a second fitting will take place about 3 weeks after this to check that all the amendments required after the first fitting have been made. Then we move to the final fitting, where the suit is completed and the client can leave with the suit. No suit ever leaves the house until both we and the client are 100% satisfied that the suit is perfect. The whole process usually takes between 8 and 12 weeks although we can and have completed suits in under 2 weeks. It is, however, a more enjoyable process if it isn't rushed.