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  • Peter Chong introduces the uninitiated the finer points of what makes a bespoke suit--covering the differences between ready-to-wear, made-to-measure, and true bespoke.
  • Peter is a well-known evangelist of the sartorial arts, and is also one of the world's most respected watch collectors.


Written by: Peter ChongFounder 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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Nov 20 2015
Wodehouse noted

Canvas Leather Weekender Bag

Exclusive 18-inch dark green canvas weekend bag with premium soft homerun leather. Comes with 6-inch hand strap and detachable shoulder strap. Handmade in California. Only at KM. Also available in Tan and Navy.
Canvas Leather Weekender Bag
Mar 21 2015
elicierto noted

Klein Leather Bottom Bucket

This finely crafted Leather Bottom Bucket was created by Klein Tools, a company that has been making tools for the professional tradesman since 1857. It's incredibly durable and has that iconic Klein logo on the side.
Klein Leather Bottom Bucket
Dec 14 2014
Knightsbridge noted

Brooks Backpack

Rugged roll-top backpack made with water-resistant canvas, leather trim and stainless steel hardware. Smaller than our 24 L bags for lighter loads. Produced by skilled artisans at the Brooks factory in Italy
Brooks Backpack
Dec 14 2014
elicierto noted

Brooks Backpack

Rugged roll-top backpack made with water-resistant canvas, leather trim and stainless steel hardware. Smaller than our 24 L bags for lighter loads. Produced by skilled artisans at the Brooks factory in Italy
Brooks Backpack
Jun 03 2014
Iggy noted

The Canvas Weekender

Beautifully designed and universal in use, our Weekender is the perfect travel companion. Our straps are one length, worn comfortably over your shoulder or held right in your hand. Fits inside any overhead compartment.
The Canvas Weekender
Jun 02 2014
Ulysses noted

The Canvas Weekender

Beautifully designed and universal in use, our Weekender is the perfect travel companion. Our straps are one length, worn comfortably over your shoulder or held right in your hand. Fits inside any overhead compartment.
The Canvas Weekender

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