Entirely assembled by hand, from the garment silhouette to the material, to the ultimate touches. Besides providing the customer with absolute comfortability, aesthetic appeal is foremost. Unlike ready-to-wear or made-to-order clothing based on existing plates and systematic procedures, bespoke clothes begin with a #2 pencil, a roll of 70lb pattern making paper, a set of particular rulers and some other devices managed by a trained artisan who besides having all the technical knowledge acquired throughout a long and arduous training, possesses an innate and inexplicable quality that allows him to transform a vast number of measurements plus all the observed customer's body peculiarities into a well balanced work of art.
Crafting a bespoke garment begins with the customer's choosing of a style accompanied by the master tailor, the expert of experts in the world of men’s clothing. There are infinite parts to take into consideration in making of this quality garment. The only limit lies in the imagination of the client delicately influenced by the experienced and artistic tailor's guidance and the fashion trends of the moment subtlety applied.
That process is impossible to be made from measurements and observations taken by someone who jots these down and sends them hastily to a foreign shop, that might only get a vague written idea of how the man getting the erroneously classified “bespoke suit” looks like. In the meantime, the individual measured in another continent dreams of his future clothing masterpiece
Actually, fewer than two dozen United States tailors are considered so adept with needle and thread that their suits can surpass the quality, at least in some men's eyes, of the finest ready-made brands from America, England, and Italy. Such tailors-including New York's Fioravanti* and Leonard Logsdail, Miami's Christian Garcia, and Los Angeles' Giacomo Trabalza* carry on a tradition begun in the early 19th century, when wealthy men had standing seasonal appointments with tailors to select new fabrics and be fitted for suits. Like their mentors, who in many cases were their fathers and grandfathers, these men cut the pattern, fashion the muslin prototype, presided over the two or three required fittings, and oversee the hand-cutting and sewing of each suit as true bespoke requires."
*Messrs. Fioravanti and Trabalza have both passed away.
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The Robb Report magazine - William Kissel