TheStyleBlogger posted a great article on buying Bespoke clothing. It goes into many details on the intricacy of the bespoke buying process and how to do it well.
Here are a couple highlights and notes I would like to share:
- Fabrics – the article lists several manufacturers. We did have some of these in the past and constantly evaluate more. We believe we offer the best velvet at a good price.
- Canvased – our jackets are fully canvased giving it the longest life of a jacket
- Handwork – all of the critical components of our jacket are made by hand or using hands to manipulate a machine. The only automated mechanism is the cutter, which you can see on our Manufacturing page.
- How Many Measurements – As I have purchased a fully bespoke suite, I admit the measurements we require are less (though the article covers trousers, which we do not sell). We do differentiate ourselves from many in that we do require posture related identifiers or pictures to improve the fit over many made to measure processes.
- Trust Nobody – We understand that here at Doyle Design Fashions, especially being a web presence. Being a web presence, we don’t have nearly the markup mentioned in the article. Our jacket time to make is around 20-24 hours of handiwork and our fabrics are in the upper range that the article mentions.
There is a ton more to read. It is a very educational article and I hope you enjoy it.
You can see the entire article at this link.