Bespoke suits are cut from a unique pattern drafted from scratch from
custom measurements of the customer, and is entirely hand-stitched. Very
few tailors in the world maintain this standard anymore as it takes
months just to produce one suit, and the cost is high. Bespoked is able
to offer a combination of old-school quality tailoring and contemporary
fashion and style to ensure you look and feel like the gentleman you
want to be. Following the measurement-taking a unique paper pattern will
be created from scratch. Using this pattern the cloth is then cut and
trimmed and the parts of the garment passed on to a single technician to
sew and piece together. At least another one fitting is necessary to
complete the final processes to produce a beautiful suit.
As mentioned in the Reviews section, canvassing on an MTM suit is rather costly, so the customer has gone for fused instead and asked for a traditional British cut and straight
pockets, notched lapels, four working buttons on each cuff, double vents
and went for a nice charcoal grey tropical wool (good for the hot
weather here). Final price after discount for RM2800 in 2015 at Bespoked by Ian Chang.
Here are the descriptions of a canvas and fused suit:
|Full Canvas suit – Back in the day, all suits were made of canvas. It was usually a horsehair canvas, which is sewn between the lining and the cloth of the jacket. The canvas allows the suit fabric to drape properly and will mold to your body over time (for the perfect fit). It aids in the longevity of the suit by distributing tension at stress points. #fullycanvassed
Fused suit – This is an interlining that is heat pressed (glued) to the wool of the suit. It is less durable over time and loses flexibility. [source]
http://www.theweddingnotebook.com/love-stories/dusty-blue-cream-modern-wedding-marble-8 | May 2016 | groom’s attire is by Bespoked
http://stories.my/wedding-at-st-andrews-church-greg-amanda | Apr 2014 | groom’s attire is by Bespoked
|Tux with shawl satin lapel #Shawllapel|
http://stories.my/wedding-mandarin-oriental-shawn-joyce | Jun 2014
Introduced to us by our wedding planner, my husband made two suits for our wedding 11 years ago (talk about customer loyalty!). On his recent visit back home, he decided to get his work suit tailored here. Surprise, surprise… the level of customer service has gone down the drain with the many many years of experience.
Three words : Never.Going.Back
Hint : The scene in the movie ‘Pretty Woman’ where Julia Roberts walked in and said to the sales girl, ‘Big mistake, big mistake’ p/s : Also, we have 2 sons. If you know what I mean.
Bespoked by Ian Chang – 1Utama Shopping Centre at the One World Hotel exit. Does great shirts
I’ve gone back to the tailor (Bespoked Ian Chang) asking for canvassing options and I was told that for the fabric within my budget I was going for (despite it being pure wool) is not worth canvassing as it’s an expensive service for a mediocre fabric and that it was better to choose the best fabrics (such as Dormeuil) for a bespoke service.
Not sure how true this is but I was told that with canvassing over time some stitching my come out due to wear and tear and it would cost a lot to reopen and fix it and it’s not worth spending a fortune on mediocre fabrics.
As it’s my first MTM suit and tailor experience I have decided to opt out of online first as I’d like a taste with working with a tailor face to face. I understand this costs more so I might most probably go online MTM once I’m familiar with my measurements.
As canvassing on an MTM suit is out of my budget I have reluctantly gone for fused. I have asked for a traditional British cut and straight pockets, notched lapels, four working buttons on each cuff, double vents and went for a nice charcoal grey tropical wool (good for the hot weather here). I’m hoping despite the fusings it would look the best it possibly can on me. Final price after discount for RM2800.
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