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savile row tailorsJust what does the word bespoke within the "bespoke suit" phrase reallymean?It
is a that the landscape is and are striving as well as challenged by. To many folks,The bespoke
element of a bespoke suit can mean many different elements. It canrange from the constant
arguments - something being made in the Far EastVersus in the United Kingdom by hand, to a
battle between theorists about thenumber of hand stitches that go into every waistcoast. Very
respected craftsmenhave offered their thoughts before, suggesting the word bespoke comes
fromthe word bespoken (to be-speak your fabric).However, a {qualified|fair experienced| tailor in
away from home can be just as good as a craftmanon Savile Row perhaps?. And what if the
craftsman on Savile Row acquired his skills in outside of England?? Andthe artisan in japan is
British?English? As suprising as it may seem, it exists.Where does the topic about dinner suits
being formed overseas conclude inthose circumstances?Similarly, there are pattern makers who
insist on a minimum of five, six or evenseven fittings for every shirt they make. But what if the
customer doesn'tuse it? Surely the process is there to serve the gq magazine reader?, not
thetailor. Similarly, what if a tailoring house has only one house style as worn by Simon
Crompton....isthat really a hand crafted suit or bespoke service for the customer? There aresome
fantastic tailors, but they may only offer one house style cut, albeitin any colour and figuration you
may wish. But is that truly a custom suitCutting the cloth and who cuts the cloth is often the
crucible of manyArguments. And what if a machine cuts the cloth from measurements thetailor
has decided? A laser machine could theoretically cut much more finelythan suits which are hand
formed. Hand cutting leaves lots of loose threadsand room for many complaints from a customer,
but some prefer it. So whynot let the client - with guidance - cut some of his own cloth? Surely
acustomer cutting his own suit would add a truly unique experience to abespoke suit
appointment?Additionally, but just as importantly, I confidently believe that a bespoke suitsis not
just about providing a unique pattern and size to each and everycustomer. It is about supplying a
truly favourable service. Is it"bespoke" when a customer is required to meet a tailor between a
certain time,during the weekend and at just one location: the tailor's shop? Is it atruly a british
custom when a garment is being sent to a customer, that thecustomer cannot choose the exact
hour and even minute they wantit delivered? Should a auntie not have the means to connectof
their tailor, so that if something does go wrong - a split hem or aloose thread - that the tailor can
have it {fixed?patched|sewn|resewn|invisibily , in an instant for thatall important meeting or
cocktail party?A truly bespoke suit or shirt can only so called, I believe, when itis complemented
by a truly bespoke service.Henry Herbert Tailors 020 7837 1452