Stitching Bespoke Garments

Bespoke Tailoring

What is Bespoke Tailoring?

In classical tailoring terms, bespoke denotes a hand tailored piece made for an individual, by an individual. The garment  is measured, cut and sewn to the specific requirements of the customer.

The pattern is configured exclusively for each customer, bespoke is not to be confused with “made to measure” items – where a block pattern is adjusted to take into account a customer’s specific needs.

In addition to this technical definition we would like to add that our team are based at  our tailoring workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland. Bespoke also denotes further qualities of: uniqueness, individuality, hand crafted, sustainability. We like to think of it as the journey and development of a garment from weaver to wearer.

The finest
Tweed, worsted and flannel cloth

We reserve the finest cloth in: tweed, worsted and flannel for our bespoke service. A full set of measurements are taken for the individual pattern to be created for the order. All our bespoke orders are tailored and crafted in our onsite Edinburgh artelier by Stewart Christie's highly trained and experienced tailors & seamstresses. As one might expect the process can take time; depending on the order. Bespoke tailoring is after all the antithesis of disposable fast fashion. As a rough guide, we estimate approximately 18-20 weeks for the completion of an order, depending on the volume of work on at any one time, and the number of fittings/alterations required.

Why Choose
Bespoke Tailoring

Bespoke is ideally suited to this discerning customer and for those who find difficulty in buying clothes off the peg for practical reasons but who appreciate the nuances of the perfect cut and fit. Bespoke tailoring addresses all body shapes and sizes.

This service is provided with as many fittings as are required (classically three) and with expert advice and a very warm welcome throughout. At Stewart Christie & Co. we pride ourselves on our cut and fit, ensuring you are correctly attired, without the superciliousness that is the bane of the tailor’s reputation.

Prices for garments created at our Edinburgh tailoring workroom start from £2,450 for a two-piece suit, £1,950 for a jacket, and from £2,400 for a velvet smoking jacket or formal evening wear. We cater for the whole family and offer a concierge tailoring service across Scotland.

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