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Off The Cuff Custom Suits

Pick and Pick Cloth 10 Jan, 2015

Custom Suits

Custom suits is an American term that is used to describe a tailor-made suit that is in essence the equivalent of an English full bespoke suit. So it’s really only a slight difference in the terminology but in reality customs suits are bespoke suits.

For quite a while I used to visit the USA several times a year to measure and fit American clients that required my bespoke tailoring. I used to visit New York for 3-4 days, and then I would often fly down to Atlanta where I would stay usually for two days. Because I am a cut and make tailor It got to the point where I was struggling to service two fronts, namely the UK and the USA. My trips got the point that in my last year of visiting America I was over there five times which sounds quite glamorous, but in reality it was five weeks that I wasn’t actually cutting or making anything back home in the UK.

However, that said, I used to really enjoy visiting my clients overseas and some days I do miss hopping over the pond. I am rather lucky though to still have quite a few American clients that I still make bespoke suits for, the difference nowadays is that my US clients tend to fly into London for business or pleasure where I will then meet them and deal with any of their tailoring requirements while they are here in the UK.

Custom Suits

So, here are a few pictures of a suit that I am making for one of my American clients. The cloth is a lovely blue/black pick and pick, it really is a stunner and very classic in weave and style. This particular bespoke suit is for a New York client of mine that is a lawyer.

Custom Suits

This picture shows the lovely blue colour this pick and pick cloth has.

Custom Suits

This picture shows the strong roll I have given the coat lapel.

Custom Suits

This picture shows the hand made breast welt pocket. Can you see the delicate hand stitching along the top edge and down the sides ?

Custom Suits

This picture shows the trousers. Can you see the hand stitching down the side of the pocket ?

Custom Suits

This picture shows a close up of the smooth tailor made pocket jets and the real horn button on the trouser hip pocket. You would think this is a completely different cloth from the pictures above. It’s amazing what difference the light has on this cloth.

Custom Suits

This picture shows the tailored pocket flap I have made for the left forepart front.

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