Suit Making Process

I try to do all my alterations on your jacket while you are in front of me wearing it.

Consultancy & measurement
Once your requirements have been roughly established you can look through the many cloth and lining bunches that I have at my workroom. Working closely with you I will discuss with you the various cloth options that may be best for your requirements, but of course the final cloth choice is yours. I will then measure you and later on cut you your own pattern and prepare your suit for a first fitting.

Your draft pattern

A clients unique draft pattern.

A clients unique draft pattern.

A clients double-breasted waisted pattern I have drafted.

A clients double breasted waisted pattern I have drafted.

A bespoke coat marked in ready to be cut out.

A bespoke coat marked in ready to be cut out.

Re-Cutting

Marking a clients coat prior to re-cutting.

Marking a clients coat prior to re-cutting.

After your first fitting, I will prepare your suit for a second fitting. The shoulders of the jacket will only be basted, hand tacked together, the under-collar will also be basted into the neck of the jacket and both sleeves will be basted in. Your trousers will normally be almost complete at this fitting point except for the seat seam, leg length and the hand finishing.

Hand finishing the breast pocket.

Hand finishing the breast pocket.

All canvasses are hand-made and hand attached.

All canvasses are hand made and hand attached.

Forward fitting and finishing

A clients coat at the forward fitting stage.

A clients coat at the forward fitting stage showing a perfect shoulder line and sleeve.

Hand basting a coat shoulder to finish.

Hand basting a coat shoulder to create shape.

Pressing and delivery

All my suits are only pressed by hand.

Every suit I make is only pressed by hand.

Following up. Still happy?
I always try to see the finished suit on the customer to ensure that all is well. Although sometimes this is not possible due to geographical location, timing of delivery by post etc, but either way I will follow-up 4-6 weeks after delivery to see if everything is alright and to confirm that you are happy with your suit. It is well-known that Bespoke suits do need a little time to settle and the best way for them to settle, is for it to have been worn a few times.