Made to measure suits are those that you build out – down to the last detail – from a selection of fabrics, interior lining, lapel length and even extra details like functional sleeve buttons. Usually the process takes around 6 weeks from first consultation to delivery and a couple of minor fittings in between.
There are a lot of choices out there when it comes to making your own bespoke suit, and that’s a good thing. Many brands have made it their mission to bring the best of Savile Row and traditional tailoring online. Some, such as Indochino have a full suite of tools to help you take your measurements at home, while others such as Hockerty have avoided retail entirely to keep their costs low. However, it’s worth checking that the brand you choose is able to make basic modifications to your pattern – adjusting jacket/sleeve length and waist circumference are pretty standard but it pays to check chest & shoulder width as well.
Gieves & Hawkes is the best known of the bunch and has kept the spirit of Savile Row alive for over two centuries, outfitting everyone from British royalty to music icons. They’re also a bit more expensive than most of the brands on this list but they deliver quicker. Made to measure suits