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Paolo Describes the Made-to-Measure Process

It’s worth noting what differentiates Made-to-Measure from our Bespoke  garment.

Basically, Made-to-Measure tailoring is a garment production process that falls between bespoke tailoring and ready-to-wear clothing. It involves creating garments that are based on standard-sized patterns but are customized to fit the individual client's body measurements and preferences.

Our Made-to Measure garment -- dare we say it, by design -- closely replicates our bespoke look, featuring our signature blend of American and English tailoring, which features a natural shoulder, slightly roped sleeve, and high armhole.

And while the opening cost of our Bespoke suit typically begins at approximately $7,500, Made-to-Measure suits open at about $4,500  — to afford access to our aspirational clients eager to transition from ready-to-wear

Our made-to-measure process is engineered to deliver a finished garment in approximately 8 weeks, in contrast to the multiple fittings and several months’ timeline typically required by the bespoke process. 

Here's how the made-to-measure tailoring process typically works:

1. Measurement: The client's body measurements are taken and used to determine the appropriate standard-sized pattern that will form the basis of the garment.

2. Pattern Adaptation: Based on the client's measurements, the standard-sized block-pattern is modified or adapted to accommodate their specific body shape and proportions. Adjustments can be made to various areas, such as the chest, waist, hips, shoulders, sleeve length, and trouser length.

3. Fabric Selection: Similar to bespoke tailoring, the client is presented with a range of fabric options to choose from. This allows them to select the desired material, color, and pattern according to their preferences.

4. Construction: The selected fabric is cut and stitched together following the adapted pattern. While made-to-measure garments may involve some machine stitching, there is often a higher level of handwork and attention to detail compared to ready-to-wear clothing.

5. Fittings and Adjustments: Depending on the tailor and the complexity of the garment, one or more fittings may be scheduled to ensure an optimal fit. During these fittings, the client tries on the fully constructed garment, and any necessary adjustments are made to achieve the desired fit.

6. Final Touches: Once the adjustments are made, the garment is finished with the addition of buttons, linings, and other finishing details. It is then ready for the client to wear and enjoy.

Made-to-measure tailoring offers a higher level of customization compared to ready-to-wear clothing but falls short of the full customization provided by bespoke tailoring. The advantage of made-to-measure is that it provides a more personalized fit and allows clients to choose from a range of design options and fabric choices while benefiting from a shorter production time and a lower cost compared to bespoke garments.

Overall, made-to-measure tailoring strikes a balance between customization and efficiency, making it a popular choice for individuals who seek better-fitting garments with some degree of personalization.


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