Written by: Peter Chong, Founder of Deployant + Columnist for Luxury Insider + Head of A. Lange & Sohne forum on TimeZone.com
Photography by: Dominic Khoo
Originally published by: Luxury Insider
What makes a bespoke Suit
The term 'bespoke'
- derived from the word 'bespeak
', refers to the act of the customer speaking for a bolt of cloth (i.e. the cloth is now 'spoken for
') and specifying his requirements to his cutter. Everything can be specified. This is a dialogue between the customer and his cutter, and ensures that the suit is made to fit the individual and not the other way round.A bespoke suit is to be contrasted with Ready to Wear
, and Made to Measure
suits, and a brief description of the latter two will be given by way of comparison.
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