Our Tailoring Methods

Made to Measure vs Bespoke
Made To Measure vs Bespoke Tailoring 

When people ask what the difference is, we say it’s like comparing a Jaguar with a Bentley. Both are amazing quality cars, but one is primarily made by machine and the other by hand.

The term made-to-measure refers to garments that made from a standard-sized base pattern but are adjusted accordingly to fit each customer’s individual requirements.  An off the peg suit, for example, is based upon the manufacturers definition of an “average customer” (if there is such a thing), whilst a bespoke suit is made entirely from scratch by hand.  Made-to-measure provides an affordable bridge for those who value the comfort, fit and style of tailored garments, without incurring the premium costs of a handmade bespoke service

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Made To measure

Made-to-measure suits
 

Choose A Pattern 


At your initial consultation we’ll discuss style preferences, your lifestyle and how you intend to use the tailored suits. You may have specific ideas of what you’re after, or we can  help by suggesting some inspiration from the options available, of which there are countless to choose from. We then modify the patterns available to fit you.


Made-to-Measure Fabric

 

Hundreds of fabrics


Once you are happy with the style selected we choose the cloth from one of hundreds on offer. We’ll gently guide you through this process, using our experience and eye to help choose the right cloth for the type of suit that you desire.

 Made to measure customisations
 

Customise the usual options


After choosing the style and cloth, it’s time to start customising all the options available including buttons, pocket style, vent options, trouser pleats, cuffs, interior linings and much more. You can really achieve any kind of look for your tailored suits that you’re after.

personal tailoring
 

Measure and fit


After choosing the style and cloth, we then take a wide variety of measurements and figuration details from your entire body to create the perfect fit. If your style is a more streamlined slim fit we’ll measure you and draft the design accordingly. The suit then gets made and you return 6-8 weeks later for your final fitting. At this stage we make any appropriate adjustments if required, and we do not allow your suit to leave until it is the perfect fit for you.


Prices from £850

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Bespoke Tailoring

Cutting a pattern
 

Create A Pattern


We sit down for an initial consultation to discuss your style preferences and what will make a perfect suit for you. There are many more options available to you with a bespoke suit, the limit is your imagination. We then create a new pattern just for you, no base patterns meaning we cater for every nuance of your body shape.


bespoke fabrics

 

Thousands of Fabrics


Once we have chosen the perfect type of suit and style, we help you choose a cloth from a selection of thousands, the sky is really the limit. From traditional Irish linens to feather-light Italian worsteds. We’ll use our years of experience to guide you to the right cloth in terms of how they drape and wear. 

bespoke customisation
 

Customise Anything


There are no limitations on options for a bespoke suit. You can let your imagination run wild and craft your own unique garment that will last a lifetime. It is the peak of sartorial precision.


bespoke fitting
 

Measure, check, fit, check, fit…


Achieving a bespoke fit requires multiple fittings during the creation of your suit. This is where Bespoke tailoring truly differs, as the tailor will measure and take notes on your stance, build, posture and all the little nuances in the drop of your shoulder, your back and anything that catches their eye. Each fitting builds on top of the last to achieve a more precise and perfect suit. Buying bespoke tailored suits is the ultimate clothing experience. Please allow a minimum of 12 weeks for this service.

Prices from £2650

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Styled for you

Styled for you

Using the finest fabrics, components and standard of workmanship, Hemingway Tailors produce clothing of the highest quality and style. Our highly experienced tailors take the time to get to know you, your likes and dislikes and offer both bespoke tailoring and made-to-measure tailored suits for men and women.

 

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