Friday, 17 March 2017

A Summer Suit From Exclusive Tailoring: Made-to-Measure

Exclusive Tailoring was founded by tailor, Richard Thompson and is situated in London's West End, ideal for either the City or central London. Richard's studio is welcoming and comfortable and he has a good choice of cloths to suit all tastes and budgets. I was seeing him for the purpose of making a summer suit. We started the process back in November, when the last thing I needed was a lightweight cloth, but it meant that the suit would be ready for the first warmth of spring. 

At the fitting with Richard Thompson of Exclusive Tailoring

Richard took me through the choice and I went for a lightweight Holland & Sherry worsted in pale tan, ideal for the warmer days of summer. The made-to-measure process involves adapting an existing block, or pattern, and this involves trying on a coat and trousers and adapting the fit. The client then has a very wide range of choices of cloth, cut, shape, lining, buttons and more. The result is very personalised garment. I asked for roped shoulders and these have been carefully and skilfully added, giving the suit a touch of character. 

For the price of many off-the-peg 'designer' suits, which will always be a compromise on fit, Richard provides a suit that fits well and looks good. I will be showing the suit in more detail over the next few months on Instagram, so please follow me there to see how I use and style the suit over the warmer days of spring and summer.

A two-piece made to measure suit from Richard Thompson starts at £850 (the cost of the suit shown here), which is highly competitive. A two-piece fully bespoke suit starts at £2000. Clients can either visit Richard's studio or he will go out to them. Corporate packages are offered which will carry a discount. See Exclusive Tailoring for more information and to contact Richard.

Roped shoulders and excellent fit over shoulder and upper back

The fabric used for my suit was Holland & Sherry from their classic mohair’s bunch, 230gm 7 1/2oz 85% super 100’s worsted 15% kid Mohair. The suit was provided by Exclusive Tailoring who sponsored this post. All views expressed are mine alone.


Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Very sharp! And yes, the fit fit over your upper back and shoulders looks superb. Noticed it at once.

Best Regards,

Heinz-Ulrich von B.

stefano capponi said...

Direi che il Made to Measure se fatto da un vero sarto puo' arrivare ad un buon 95% di precisione del su misura, sempre che chi effettua il cosi detto sdifettamento abbia competenza in modellistica e in sartoria. Mi scusi che ho scritto in italiano. Cordiali saluti.

Stefano Capponi

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