Made-to-measure tailored wear means the hand-production of a suit, shirt, trousers, jacket or any other garment, done after the measuring of the client together with the tailor following the clients requirements.
Made-to-measure tailoring involves several stages of production starting with the meeting with the tailor during which the client expresses his needs and expectations regarding the garment in question. After the fabric is chosen and the client’s measurements are taken. The tailor must measure all of the body, from the shoulders to leg length so as to produce a real, personalised, made-to-measure garment.
After the measurements have been taken, the features of the garment can be decided (for example, tailored jacket with a single or double vent, tailored shirt in silk or cotton, lined or semi-lined jacket, tailored suit in light-weight wool or cotton, etc.).
The tailor then moves on to cutting the fabric, stitching and modelling on the mannequin to then proceed to the first fitting with the client.
A tailored suit takes around three to four weeks’ tailoring, a shirt about seven days. In the end the client can try the garment during a second, final fitting.