The bespoke process begins with our clients discussing their sartorial needs and wishes with one of our tailors. They will advise on appropriate clothing and function and assist in selecting suitable cloths from our extensive range of patterns and linings. After that, the actual tailoring starts. Below are the eight steps we take to turn your wishes into a perfect garment.
1. Measurements: When the cut and the style of the garment are agreed over 27 measures and configurations are noted.
2. Drafting a Pattern: After the cutter has drafted the individual’s pattern, it is then cut out and chalked onto the cloth.
3. Cutting the Cloth: Follows on from the pattern being chalked onto the fabric. Each part of the pattern laid in order to ensure that checks and stripes will neatly line up.
4. Trimmings: After cutting, the linings, pocketing, canvasses, buttons and other parts of the garments are put together with the cloth in preparation for making.
5. The Baste: When individual parts of the coat (jacket) are sewn together ready for the first fitting.
6. Alterations: A new pattern is cut, accounting for any alterations noted in the first fitting. The baste is then ripped down, remarked using the new pattern, and re-cut.
7. Forward construction: Structural work is carried out on the coat by the tailor in preparation for the second fitting.
8. After the second fitting: Further alterations are made and the garment is finished and pressed. Button holes, felling and edge stitching are completed, all by hand. The coat is then pressed before the last fitting. Clothing is then pressed a final time before delivery.