The modern day man tends to wear ready-to-wear or mass produced made-to-measure clothes. The terms “bespoke” and “custom made” are now often misused by retailers, especially when it comes to suits. A lot of retailers tend to use the words so often, that the meaning is now banal. Over 100 years ago, gentlemen would have their clothing handmade by tailors – this being the real definition of bespoke/custom clothing.
Over 100 years ago, clothes would be handmade for individuals. All men would wear bespoke suits that were carefully measured to fit. The first London tailor appeared in the 18th century, the shop located on Savile Row was named Henry Poole & Co. The company made the first modern-styled dinner jackets. By the 19th century, London was the capital of the newly industrialised world and as such British fashion influenced worldwide trends. London was amassed with tailors, serving the gentlemen of the British Empire. By the mid-1950s, ready-to-wear clothes were being mass-produced, this was largely for the war effort and the huge demand to cut costs.
Why get a custom suit
Custom made suits will last you longer than machine-made as they are made with fine quality fabrics and according to your measurements. A tailor-made suit will save a lot of time and money on repairments. Here are a few reasons why:
- They look better
- They are timeless
- They fit well and are measured to your frame
- They generally last longer
- You can customise the suit
Your body is measured by the tailor thus the suit is hand-crafted perfectly for you. This means that the tailor pays a close eye on the finer details, the cut and precision are perfect.
Christie’s Tailors have over 10 years of experience providing men with a variety of suits. Their tailors can help you create the perfect bespoke 2-piece or 3-piece outfit. Whether you are looking for a wedding suit, business suit or something a bit more casual, they will visit you at your office, home or you can pop in for an appointment. Here are two of the services they offer:
A suit is all about the style, if you’re a city worker you’ll want to look sharp. The suits are handcrafted from your choice of fabric, style, and fit. The craftsmanship at Christie’s Tailor ensures that your business suit is stylish and elegant.
Looking dapper on your wedding day is important. You can reuse your wedding suit for special occasions, and bespoke suits last a lot longer! Everything will be cut and made especially to your measurements, meaning you will look the part.
Thanks for reading and be sure to check Christie’s Tailors for a wide array of services and suits.