In 17th century England, custom apparel was created and constructed by one tailor from start to finish. This person helped the customer select fabric, cut the pattern, did the fittings and sewed the final garment. The client’s name was chalked directly on the cloth - making it “bespoken” for.
In modern custom clothing, the Bespoke customer benefits from a basted fitting - not offered in Made to Measure programs. Rather than completing the garment and then fitting, you get to have a “skeleton”, or semi-constructed fitting first. At this point, we mold the fabric right to your body and can make structural changes before completing. A pattern is made specifically for you—making Bespoke particularly important if you are a more difficult fit.