1.) Pattern-makingMade-to-measure – The suit shop takes a size 44 jacket’s patterns and adjusts them if you are not within allowable measurements. That means the master tailor is able to change aspects, such as shoulder width and jacket length, so that the finished product better conforms to your body. A very basic way to determine quality within the MTM category is to look at the number of measurements they collect (hopefully more than a handful). Bespoke – Instead of using standardized patterns, tailors use a fresh pattern each time for bespoke tailoring. This method allows them not to overlook details and to treat each wearer as truly unique. The alignment of the body comes into play, along with extensive measurements.
2.) FittingsMade-to-measure – You get a fitting at the outset of this process. There is a second fitting when the finished suit is prepared. There are no fittings during the making of the suit. However, you can generally make adjustments if a measurement is off or you otherwise want a modification. Bespoke – Various fittings take place while the suit is being made. These fittings make the method more complicated, but they also greatly enhance the quality. These mid-fittings include the skeleton baste fitting, forward fitting, and fin bar fin fitting. These fittings are essentially revisions on the original draft. Skilled tailors will keep improving and arrive at a much higher degree of precision.
3.) FabricMade-to-measure – You will typically be able to choose selected fabrics from one or two mills; so essentially, there are two different sources of that element. Using just one or two suppliers impacts the options available, in terms of the fabrics, cost, and quality. Bespoke – Generally, a customer of a bespoke shop will have access to the offerings of ten mills or more.
4.) Customization optionsMade-to-measure – There will be a defined list of design characteristics that you will be able to adjust. These will generally include cuffs, number of buttons, pant pleats, pocket options, and vent style. You might see the ability to change other features, such as button-stance, gorge height, interior lining, or lapel width. Bespoke – There is no finite list of options. The suit can be modified, no matter how complex your request.
5.) Tailor face-timeMade-to-measure – A sales associate will take your measurements and pass their findings to the lead cutter, production manager, or master tailor. The person who takes your measurements will not necessarily have a lot of training. Bespoke – You will meet with the tailor themselves.
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