frequently asked questions
We understand that making custom clothing for each individual has many facets. We have answered the most common questions and inquiries below in regards to our construction, process and pricing. If you have more specific questions, please complete the online form and we will be sure to answer promptly.
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what is the difference between custom, made-to-measure, and bespoke
Custom or to customize a suit, jacket or shirt means just that. You can select some options that are different from a normal “off the rack” product. This term is used often when one seeks something made for them.
This process is also “custom” in which a tailor or clothier uses a pre-established block pattern (i.e., 40 regular). They have the ability to modify +/- several inches by the allowance outlined by the factory to make the item fit better than off the rack. There are limitations to these allowances and posture corrections, but this is an efficient way to enter the “custom” realm with a few limitations. Styling choices such as buttons, linings, contrast stitching, lapel and pocket treatments are available for selection in a number of options.
The term “Bespoke” originated on Savile Row which is considered the Golden Mile of Tailoring. Bespoke clothing is made from scratch and a unique pattern is created for each individual client and their body type. This process includes hours of hand work and assembling and usually 2-4 fittings to ensure the best fit possible. Although the word Bespoke is mistakenly used interchangeably with Made to Measure, we are fortunate to have the ability to offer this special construction to our clients.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE START TO FINISH?
Made to Measure
First fitting appointment takes roughly 90 minutes from fabric and styling selection to fitting. Delivery of suiting garments typically arrive in 4-6 weeks depending on fabric choice and season (shirts are roughly 3-4 weeks). *If you are new client and we opt for a fitting suit, this process takes 4 weeks roughly. This would be the initial time frame in addition to the construction of the actual suit which is outlined at 4-6 weeks for delivery. If there are any minor alterations needed at final delivery, Tailored Gents covers this cost with an additional week turn time added.
First fitting appointment takes roughly 90 minutes from fabric and styling selection to fitting. Basted or first fitting garments take roughly 4 weeks to receive depending on the season. After this fitting, expect a turn time of roughly 4-5 weeks to finish the garment(s). If there are any minor alterations needed at final delivery, Tailored Gents covers this cost with an additional week turn time added.
Made to Measure
Suits – Opening price point of $995 with an average of $1,495-$2,295.
Tuxedos – Opening price point of $1,095 with an average of $1,595 – $2,295
Jackets – Opening price point of $795 with an average of $995-$1,595
Trousers – Opening price point of $250 with an average of $375-$550
Shirts – Opening price point of $165 with an average of $185-$225
Custom Shoes – Slippers open at $300, Dress Shoes open at $450, Dress Boots open at $500
Accessories – Varies
Suits – Opening price point of $2,495 with an average of $2,795 – $3,495
Tuxedos – Opening price point of $2,595
Jackets – Opening price point of $1,795