Bespoke is similar to haute couture, a style of women’s clothing that’s also tailored specifically to the buyer’s demands. Widely used in the United Kingdom, the word is hardly ever used in fashion circles in the Unites States unless it is a high-end tailoring business.
Tailor made suits are traditionally made from patterns designed from scratch for the particular buyer. In this way it differs from “off-the-rack” clothing, which is made in a complete condition and standard sizes such as small, medium and large. Bespoke suits are also different from made-to-measure suits as the latter are constructed from an adjusted block pattern. None of this is to say that bespoke clothing isn’t particularly well-built, but since the inception of ready-to-wear clothing, bespoke garments are much more costly and involve a higher degree of assembly. The distinction to keep in mind when it comes to bespoke and made-to-measure is that bespoke … Read the rest