Bespoke tailoring is a centuries-old tradition that is the art of custom-made clothing for the defined individual. The word bespoke is derived from the 17th-century old English adjective meaning “been spoken for.”In the context of tailoring, it denotes a garment that has been made for you and you only. It offers the opportunity for an individual to create a truly exclusive garment, not just in shape but in material, detail, and finishing.
In a time when mass production and “off-the-peg” fashion have become the convention, there has been a recent resurgence of people opting for bespoke clothing over fast fashion - especially as the joy and luxury of commissioning your own bespoke clothes is far better than spending hours scouring an ordinary shop for something that speaks to you. First impressions are paramount, as is how you feel when you get ready for the day ahead or a special event. Our bespoke clothes and bespoke tailoring more widely has always provided a solution to help gentlemen select styles, colours, and cuts that flatter shape, feel fantastic, and carry a sense of success with them.
For the professional person, bespoke tailoring permits endless customisation. Maybe a sober business suit says nothing too overtly but the opportunity to select vents, pocket angles, jetting, lapels, cuffs and button options can make a real statement of your attention to detail. A seasoned traveller may find it helpful to have internal pockets that exactly fit and retain his mobile phone, passport, visa and wallet securely. You may even wish to have concealed pockets to protect valuables from thieves or perhaps need to carry medication safely - all these things can be accommodated usually for little or no cost but can make a huge difference when jostling through notorious cities.
For the more flamboyant individual, the world of bespoke tailoring really is your equivalent of cosmetic surgery, allowing you to create your own unique look. With more colours, stripes and patterns than ever before, you’ll be spoilt for choice in the ways you can demonstrate your personal flair and personality. Everyone should push the boundaries a little and for some, a coloured buttonhole and contrasting stitching are enough for a casual jacket and for others, a bright green check on their gilet and breeks for a day in the country is the answer.
Harris & Howard Bespoke continually raises the bar and set benchmarks for others in our quality and attention to detail in the tailoring and construction of our bespoke clothes. We use a layer of canvas in the construction rather than bonding man-made fibres, creating the very finest, high-quality garments.
There are many levels of luxury in bespoke tailoring, and we offer everything from a sophisticated entry-level suit to a hand-sewn masterpiece. We aim to be completely transparent and help you choose what is best for you and your budget. To assist our clients in developing a wardrobe that is consistent in price, style, and quality, we offer two levels of service, White Label and Black Label.
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