Tailoring advice

What is a bespoke suit?

The term bespoke in fashion is reserved for individually patterned and crafted men's clothing, analogous to women's haute couture, in contrast with mass manufactured ready-to-wear off-the-peg clothing.


Bespoke clothing is traditionally cut from a pattern drafted from scratch for the customer, and so differs from ready-to-wear, which is factory made in finished condition and standardized sizes, and from made-to-measure, produced to order from an adjusted block pattern.


Why should I spend money on a bespoke suit?

A bespoke suit is NOT like a ready-to-wear suit and is NOT like a made-to-measure suit.


A bespoke suit is designed just for that customer and no other. It will take over 80 hours to produce the suit and fittings. Visits will be made to ensure it is EXACTLY what the customer wants.


Which materials should I choose?

There are a huge number of materials, and RC will work with you to find the correct material and pattern just for you.


Don't hesitate to ring him on 0795 619 4442. Alternatively you can e-mail him on rc@rodneycundle.co.uk  or use the contact page here.