Be•spoke – /bi- ‘spok/
Bespoke derives from the word bespeak meaning ‘spoken for’ or ‘speak for something‘. A well-to-do gentleman visited his favorite tailor shop and chose a fabric that was then ‘spoken for’ and not used by any other customer. After his measurements were taken the tailor would start drafting from scratch the design of the garment and craft the suiting.
You can always tell a Bespoke garment because it ‘hangs’ on the body perfectly!
Terms you need to know:
Worsted: Lightweight cloth made of long staple combed woollen yarn.
Merino Wool: Fine, silky and super soft, this is some of the finest sheep’s wool.
Cashmere: Luxurious fine wool from the undercoat or under layer of the Kashmir goat.
Gabardine: Tough, tightly woven fabric used to make suits, uniforms, overcoats and other garments.
Floating Canvas: term used to describe the cloth-construction inside a jacket or coat.
Off-the-Rack: Made in standard sizes and available from merchandise in stock; ‘a ready made suit’.
Savile Row: Shopping district in central London, famous for its traditional men’s bespoke tailoring.
Some of the material we use:
Super 150s to 290s wool and cashmere
Worsted Wool (English)
Merino Wool Cashmere (Italian)
Cashmere Wool in Houndstooth (Tweed)
Cashmere Wool in Herringbones
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